Cookies are awesome. They’re fun to bake, they’re fun to eat. What is there not to like?
Obviously cookies are to be enjoyed in moderation, let’s not just live on them and such.
We LOVE baking at home. It’s sort of our thing. It’s a staple family activity not only done on rainy days (although it’s great to bake on rainy days).
Oscar loves playing with the dough. And because of that I try to stick to egg-less cookie dough, in case he decides to have a taste of it. Bestest recipe ever and easy as pie is this one:
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
350g of plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt (i often skip that)
225g chunky peanut butter
115g granulated sugar
85g light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon non-alcohol vanilla extract
(you can add chocolate chips if you feel fancy or bits of Reese’s peanut cup)
Mix the dry ingredients ( flour, salt and baling powder) in a bowl and set aside.
Whisk/mix the peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, room temp.butter, yogurt and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl until well combined (should take about 2 minutes). Add the flour, salt and baking powder mixture and mix on low speed until well incorporated. Turn off the beaters and use your hands to help combine if needed (that’s the part Oz loves best because he can do t on his own. He’s not really enjoying the electric mixer part, because I’ve yet to let him use it on his own)
Then the fun begins! Roll tablespoons of the dough into balls. Space out evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet, press into 1 cm thick discs and bake at 180 degrees C until the bottoms are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
To be honest, we’re never that precise, but who cares if the balls /discs are even? It won’t stop them from tasting lovely!