Friday, December 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies with Almonds

It's the holiday time of the year and time to make cookies and things.  So, I decided to try some peanut butter cookies, found this recipe and decided to make them.  I usually don't bake that often except for my Mom's Pizzelle's, however, these are wonderful and easy to make.  You will need a scale to weigh out the ingredients.

Here is what you will need.

Non-stick oven paper (parchment), sheet pans (cookie sheet pan)
100 g unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
140 g peanut butter, use the natural peanut butter with nothing but peanuts for an ingredient
220 g brown sugar
1 egg
185 g all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon carbonate of (baking soda), sifted
whole almonds, for decorating

Preheat oven to 180 C.  Put the but softened butter, peanut butter, vanilla and brown sugar in a mixer and beat for 8 - 10 minutes or until well combined.  Add the eggs and beat till pale and fluffy.  Add the sifted flour and bicarbonate of soda and beat until smooth.  Get two pieces of non-stick parchment paper, and roll out the dough to 5 mm (0.2 inches), refrigerate for about 30 minutes.  With a 7 cm (3 inch) round cookie cutter, cut out about 20 cookies.  Place the cookies on lightly greased parchment, leave room for the cookies to spread.  Place almonds on top of the cookies to decorate and bak about 14 min, or until the edges are golden.
Cool on wire racks.   Makes about 20 -22 cookies.....YUM!!!

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