My coworkers keep giving me a hard time because I never bring in baked goods. Sorry that I’m usually spending my cooking time for dinner to feed MYSELF and not you people, but alas, I decided tomorrow was as good a day as any for peanut butter cookies.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut butter (chunky or smooth will work)
Preheat your oven to 350 deg F. Line your cookie sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
Beat on high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, add the egg and continue to beat on medium speed until incorporated.
Add the peanut butter and mix on medium/low speed until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
I was sold and bought the cookbook immediately. How couldn’t I? That cake is preeetty. Now let me say this one tiny thing: I don’t even LIKE cake really, but I had to make this. So when a friend’s birthday was approaching, I decided to give it a go. Of course I never remember to photograph the final product so believe it or not the cake did turn out to look pretty much like that one up there. Only maybe slightly uglier but semantics, okay?
Here’s how it’s built:
1 recipe birthday cake
1 recipe birthday cake soak
1 recipe birthday cake frosting
1 recipe birthday cake crumb
Basically you make a homemade funfetti sheet cake, cut it into three rounds, make frosting and this delicious crunchy crumble and put it all together.