I seem to be baking lots of classic recipes lately, and discovering that the kids that didn't like them years ago have fallen in love with them now.
I first made peanut butter cookies when I was pregnant with Chloe. They had whole peanuts in them, and the whole process of roasting peanuts and rubbing the skins off and chopping them up helped the time pass while I waited for her arrival.
But this isn't that recipe. Because I haven't got a clue where that recipe is. I found this recipe over at Gimme Some Oven. They're soft and chewy and lightly crumbly with just a hint of peanut butter, and the batch was devoured in a couple of days.
2 2/3 cups plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarb soda
250g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
2 large eggs
* cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy
* add peanut butter, mix until smooth
* add vanilla and eggs, mix well
* add dry ingredients, mix well
* roll into balls, place on trays, mark with criss cross pattern with fork
* bake 180°C 12 minutes
** do not refrigerate dough, it stops the reaction on the bicarb soda.
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