Sunday, 3 August 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies

The recipe for these is a family recipe based on a cookbook got from the Centre for Alternative Technology which dates back to the year I was born. They are a nice change from your usual day-to-day biscuits.

Ingredients:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 75g margarine or butter (margarine is better, but make sure it's about 60% fat)
  • 100g crunchy peanut butter (smooth works, but I prefer the texture from crunchy)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • about 50g of granulated light brown sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees (180 degrees if it's a fan oven).
  2. Put a greased baking sheet on a large baking tray.
  3. Mix all the ingredients apart from the light brown sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Stir with a wooden spoon until a consistent dough forms.
  5. Take walnut-sized balls of the dough, roll them in the light brown sugar before placing on the baking sheet.
  6. Use a fork to gently press the cookies down to a flatter shape. Be sure to leave a centimetre or two between them.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until they go slightly darker.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Makes 12 to 14 cookies.

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