Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cookies! Perfect ones!

Remember our world travels?

We are extending our Asia part of the trip by 3 weeks!
For Muffin this is mainly for the joy he feels towards Asia.
For ME this is mainly for the panic I feel towards the price of 2.5 months in Europe!
This means 2 weeks each in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos :D

The stress of saving money is only really helped by one thing.. damn straight that that thing is cookies.

My cookie making has come far and with lots of research (and cookie eating.. for research) I think I have made the perfect peanut butter cookie!


The Perfect Peanut Cookie.
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (114 grams) softened butter
1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (crunchy>smooth)
1 egg (or egg replacer)
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
dark chocolate to melt (optional)

Preheat oven to 180C
Cream the butter until it appears light and fluffy. Add the sugars, cream for 2 additional minutes.
Mix in the peanut butter and egg.

In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and whisk out any lumps.
Stir this into the wet butter mix until combined.

Using a dessert spoon shape the dough into balls (wet your hands if it's too difficult and sticky).
Place cookies on a baking tray about 6 cm apart.

THIS IS THE TRICK NOW.. smoosh them ever so lightly with the palm of your hand. When I say smoosh, I think I mean slap! Mine made a slapping sound one after the other.

Leave them about 2cm thick and they will melt down to ultimate cookie width! Trust me!
Place the trays in the fridge for 5-10 minutes so they are cool to the touch.

Bake until slightly browned, 9-10 minutes.
Cool on baking trays until not soft anymore and then transfer to rack to cool completely.
If desired, melt dark chocolate and drizzle over cookies when they are completely cooled.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.



  1. OOoh how delicious they look, and so perfect!

  2. Thanks guys, it has taken a long time - but I think they are almost perfect cookies! :D


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