Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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We love baking at home as a family and the children love peanut butter. One of our favourite bakes at the moment is this easy peanut butter cookie recipe and they are a firm favourite with everyone who has tried them. They make a nice change from chocolate chip cookies and the children love making them.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

The cookies couldn’t be any easier to make and are full of flavour. They are really moreish and are wonderful served as part of an afternoon tea spread, enjoyed with a cup of tea or baked for a school bake sale.

What kind of peanut butter should we use?

We use smooth peanut butter for this recipe but you could use crunchy peanut butter, an almond butter or any other natural peanut butter alternative you like. I am sure the cookies would turn out just as well!

These delicious classic peanut butter cookies are great as they are but would be equally good iced or half dipped in chocolate. They are really versatile soft biscuits that last for a good few days in an airtight container. You could try adding chocolate chips to them too – that’s the next thing on our list to try!

What equipment do you need for this cookie recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already – that is what makes flapjacks so simple and convenient to make.

So here’s our Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 100 g muscovado sugar although any brown sugar will work
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 70 g unsalted butter
  • 70 g golden syrup
  • 75 g peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking paper
  • Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder. Rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Mix together the egg, syrup, peanut butter and milk and add it to the dry mixture until a dough is formed.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Place cookies on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and leave to cool on a wire rack.

If you’d like to print or pin the Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are great as they are but would be equally good iced or half dipped in chocolate.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 100 g muscovado sugar
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 70 g butter
  • 70 g golden syrup
  • 75 g peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3
  • Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder. Rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Mix together the egg, syrup, peanut butter and milk and add it to the dry mixture until a dough is formed.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Places cookies on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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