Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 0.5 cup of butter
  • 0.5 cup of peanut butter/paste
  • 1.25 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 0.75 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups self-raising flour
  • Preheat the oven to 350o F (about 180o C)
  • Beat the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and salt together until smooth, slowly adding the flour while beating
  • Roll tablespoon-size portions into balls and press them onto a greased flat baking sheet or tray
  • Place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, being careful not to overcook (the cookies should be moist and chewy rather than hard)
  • Store in an airtight container (makes around 24 cookies)

Chris says: This recipe was submitted to us by Lisa of Calamvale in Queensland, and it's a great variation on the classic peanut cookie recipe.

It's a nifty way to make cookies using peanut butter (or peanut paste, as we call it here in Kingaroy).

These peanut cookies will spread out on the baking tray, so make sure you leave plenty of room between each cookie ball. If you'd like to give them a criss-cross crinkled effect, press the balls down with a fork - first crosswise, then lengthwise.