We Americans LOVE our peanut butter and we practically invented the modern cookie, so what could be more natural than a marriage between the two?!? With peanut butter now readily available in France, a reunion is definitely in order. Here’s a recipe that our French friends, Michaël & Aline from MaybeSomeCakes were kind enough to share with us:
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a another bowl, beat together the softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Add the egg to this mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Combine this mixture with the dry ingredients in the first bowl and mix well.
- Add the peanut butter and mix, preferably with an electric mixture, but a good old-fashioned wooden spoon works just as well.
- Make balls (approximately the size of a ping pong ball) and place them on a baking sheet covered with no-stick baking paper.
- Using the edge of a fork, press the dough to reproduce the characteristic, decorative grid design (see above photo).
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
- After removing the cookies from the oven, let them sit for a couple of minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.