Peanut butter cookies


130g crunchy peanut butter
110g salted butter, at room temperature
100g granulated sugar
100g light brown soft sugar
1 egg
180g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1⁄2 tsp baking powder
3⁄4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1⁄4 tsp salt 


1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C, gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Put the peanut butter, butter, sugars and egg in a food processor and blend until just combined (or beat in a bowl with a wooden spoon). Add the dry ingredients; blend or beat again.

2. Roll heaped tablespoons of the cookie dough in your hands to make 3cm-wide balls. Put on the baking trays, spaced well apart as they will spread during cooking. Dip the prongs of a fork in flour; use the back to flatten each ball slightly. 

3. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Cook's tip

Peanut butter cookies
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Makes: 24

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 560.656kJ
Fat 6.9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Carbohydrate 42.1g
Sugars 26.9g
Protein 2.4g
Salt 0.3g
Fibre 0.6g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Aug 12 11:24:00 BST 2015.