I’m not a domestic goddess. And, truth be told, I don’t actually like cake and biscuits and cookies and stuff; I’d rather eat a nice big bag of chips.
But I am partial to pottering around in the kitchen and there is nothing quite like the smell of warm cookies straight out of the oven. So last night, in some strange fit of Nigellaness, I got home from work, whipped out the kitchen chef and made peanut butter cookies.
Easy? Tick! Smell great? Tick. Make the work colleagues happy? Tick.
Now, what to do with the other 2 dozen of the things?
½ cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, ½ cup butter, ½ cup peanut butter, 1 egg, 1 ½ cups flour, ½ teaspoon soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and peanut butter, then flour, salt, soda. Finally add essence.
You’ll have a large crumbly mixture which will hold together when manipulated and rolled into small balls. Place on greased tray and press down with fork. Bake for 15mins in a moderate oven (180degreesC)
Chef’s hint (hahahahahahahahah, I crack myself up): if you use crunchy peanut butter, you’ll have a drier, more crumbly cookie…use a little less flour if you prefer.