Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I found this recipe on the BBC FOOD WEBSITE & thought I’d give it a whirl.


– 8 tbsp plain flour
– 2 tbsp caster sugar
– 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
– 1 free-range egg yolk
– 50g/1¾oz butter, softened
– icing sugar, for dusting


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
2. Place the flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg yolk and butter into a
large bowl and mix together until combined to a smooth dough.
3. With lightly floured hands, break off evenly sized pieces of the dough and roll into walnut sized balls.
4. Place the dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper or
baking parchment and gently press each ball with the back of a fork to
flatten slightly.
5. Place in the oven and bake for ten minutes, or until just turning golden-brown.
6. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool for ten minutes.
7. To serve, place on a serving plate and dust with icing sugar.


I thought they were a bit dry, but that could be because my peanut butter was extra crunchy?

I think I’d try them with smooth next time – and much less icing sugar!

The general flavour was good – kind of like shortbread texture but with a peanut butter aftertaste.

I will make them again!


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