This is such a simple cookie recipe and the results are amazing. I mean who doesn’t love a peanut butter cookie right!!!
So for the filling we will take one cup of Peanut butter or roughly 4 tbsp and add in some granulated sugar to it about 1/2 a cup. Take parchment paper and line a tray. Using your hands roll the peanut butter into small portions, it will make about 10 to 12 cookie filling. The portions should be like small ball shaped. Now pop this tray into the fridge for half an hour and let it rest.
Now for the cookie dough: Take 1 cup of all purpose flour and add in 5 to 6 tbsp of peanut butter and 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of melted butter and mix. Add in some vanilla essence and 1 large egg into the batter. At this stage if the batter is too mushy add in more flour till it starts to come together. The recipe I used didn’t require any milk but I did add in one teaspoon and the result as you can see was amazing. I also added in
Let the batter rest in the fridge for a while like 10 to 15 minutes. I skipped this step since my kid was up and running around the house asking for his mommy.
Make small discs out of the batter and fill in the earlier filling of peanut butter we made. Try to fold in the batter around the filling. If you put the batter into the fridge it will be much easier. Just use your palms and roll the dough gently to form a round shape. In a bowl put in some granulated sugar and dust roll the dough and coat it with sugar. Place them slightly apart (since they will grow in size) on the parchment paper and bake at 190 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or till golden brown. Remove from the oven and using a tongs lift them from the parchment paper and let them cool on the rack.
PS: If you bake them for less amount of time you will find the filling intact. I didn’t dare do that since I was trying this recipe for the first time and didnt want to end up with inedible cookies. But do not worry the center of the cookie is very soft and moist and the outside is very crisp.