Sunday, March 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

What I have imagined a good peanut butter cookie to be is one with a nice crunch on the outside and a slight chewiness on the inside.

My peanut butter cookies= ..not so great? I am pretty sure I messed up somewhere along the rather simple process. Maybe the bad quality peanut butter? Or possibly because I didn't flatten them enough before baking.

They came out oily and fatty tasting! And it's definitely not the yummy fatty(buttery goodness) taste. It's more like you are downing a bottle of peanut oil with each bite. Simple peanut butter cookies really come down to the quality of the peanut butter you use! Get a good trusted quality brand if you can. The cookies were crumbly when you bite into it, and then each crumbles sort of melt in your mouth as an oil form. Haha. It was quite unpleasant. And not to mention, I attempted to give them a crunch on the outside after tasting one.. but ended up burning the bottoms of some of them.

Burnt bottoms + bad peanut butter + oily- ness - crunch - chew = sad face

Peanut Butter Cookies
recipe from Fuss Free Cooking
-makes about 20 cookies

1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup*)
1/2 cup wholemeal flour (all purpose flour would also be fine)
1 egg

1) Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
2) Mix all the ingredients together.
3) Then take a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball and put it on the parchment paper lined tray. Repeat this step for the remaining dough. Then use a fork to flatten the individual ball of dough a little to the thickness of the cookies you want
4) Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the top is slightly tan (and a bit firm to touch). Leave the cookies to cool completely before storage or consumption.

I will need to have a redo on this once I get a hold of some GOOD peanut butter. I am sure this recipe worked for many.


  1. I was just looking for a simple peanut butter cookie recipe! I think you just answered my prayers, I'm definitely giving these a try.

  2. It's a shame they didn't taste very good, they look great in the picture! I hope they turn out better if you ever try them again with a different peanut butter.
    Not all recipes turn out great for everyone. Thanks for keeping it real! :D

  3. Kenni: Thanks! I hope they work out well for you ( :

    Anonymous: Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Jess: Thank you for your kind words(: Your blog is awesome!