Monday, June 29, 2009
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
I'm not that big of a fan of peanut butter in anything other then Peanut Butter and banana sandwich but Peanut butter cookies are a exception. This is the classic recipe my mum has been using since I was born and it's the best.
Makes about 4 dozen
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup smooth peanut butter
about 1 cup of granulated sugar for rolling
Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add peanut butter, and beat until smooth. Add flour mixture, and beat on low until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and transfer to the refrigerator to chill several hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have ready two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Form each cookie into a ball using 1 level tablespoon of dough,then roll in granulated sugar and, with a fork press in and then press the fork in the other direction. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Place cookies in freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Bake until golden, about 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from oven, and place on a wire rack until completely cool.
Perfect with a glass of milk.