14 Nov Peanut Butter Biscuits
I am simply addicted to these peanut butter biscuits. They are absolutely packed with peanut butter flavour yet, unlike many other peanut butter biscuits, they aren’t over-the-top sweet. Crunchy, nutty and beautifully golden. The perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa!
I may have mentioned that my husband hates peanut butter. And I love it. I did some research and can confirm that he is in the minority. 75% of American households stock peanut butter and South Africans consumed over 25000 tons of the stuff last year. So as far as I’m concerned, I have good reason to continue making peanut butter treats. And so I shall.
If you, like me, are in the majority when it comes to peanut butter loving, I highly recommend you try my Peanut Butter Bars.
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
½ cup soft brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- Cream together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Beat for 4-5 minutes, until very creamy.
- Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well.
- Sift together all the dry ingredients, and add gradually to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls and place onto the baking tray, 5cm apart. Use the back of a fork to press down twice in a criss-cross pattern.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden and crispy. Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.