Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies

Christmas is barely few days away and baking being synonymous with this festive season its commonly done in most of the houses, be it a cake or cookies. I was no exception to this and chose to prepare some cookies. The first batch was prepared by exactly following the recipe from here. The cookies turned out yummy and we all enjoyed this special treat. 

Since we are travelling to India during this short Christmas break, I decided I will pack and carry some home made goodies to share with my family members/ friends back in India. Peanut butter cookies is what my hubby suggested and I went ahead to make them in batches. I slightly adapted the original recipe to suite my family tastes [who prefer less sweet] by reducing the quantity of castor sugar. Hope they enjoy this special treat :)



Ingredients

2 cup all purpose flour/ maida
1 cup or 2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup castor sugar  [You can use as mentioned in the original recipe] 
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt [optional]



Method:

Sieve together both flour and baking powder in a bowl, keep it aside. Cream the butter and castor sugar together with electric beater on medium speed until light and fluffy. Next add brown sugar [take care to remove any lumps if they present] and beat again for few seconds until all the ingredients gets mixed well. Now mix in the peanut butter, milk and mix everything with spatula. Scrape down the sides as needed. Slowly add in the already sieved flour, baking powder, salt and mix it with spatula. Do not overmix. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or in a cling film and chill it for 30 minutes. This step will set the dough and make it easier to roll them into shapes. 


Meanwhile preheat the oven to 170 degrees C for 10 minutes. Line the cookie sheet/ baking tray with parchment paper. Use a scoop or tablespoon to take out same sized balls from the dough. Roll each ball, lightly flatten between your palms and transfer them to cookie sheet. Take care to place them about 2 inches apart. Lightly press the top of each cookie dough with a fork dipped in flour forming a single line pattern or crisscross pattern. this will ensure the cookies get cooked evenly. Bake them for 25 mins or till the edges turn out light brown. the cookies may be soft to touch initially. Allow them to cool on the sheet itself for a min or two and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled down store them in airtight container.  Enjoy with tea or cup of milk.



And here's our cute little snowman to wish all of you Happy baking, joyous holidays and a Merry Christmas !



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4 comments:

  1. These are too too good aparna...i am sure everybody back home will love these gorgeous beauties...and the pics are too good...the snowman is sooo cuteee !!

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    1. Thank you so much Jayashri :)

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  2. Absolute perfection they look great.

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