When someone lists their favourite cookies this cookie is almost always on their list. It is a classic and I collect classics. I call it a polite peanut butter cookie. It is at once crisp and chewy. There’s a whisper of a crunch and then a murmuring of sweet, closely followed by an exclamation of salt. This polite cookie does not have an aggressive peanut butter flavour. Your know the kind of cookie. The peanut butter cookie that clings to and overpowers your taste buds. This peanut butter cookie can be kept simple. Or, you can adorn it with chocolate. A little cocoa powder and a sprinkle of finely chopped of your-very-best chocolate and you have a winner. Then you sign your cookie creations with the traditional classic crisscrosses.
When you’re whipping up this cookie creation refrain from using all-natural peanut butter. As with most peanut butter recipes you won’t get the texture you want with this type of peanut butter.
This is a generous recipe. If you allow a level tablespoonful of dough for each cookie the recipe will give you four to five dozen cookies. Wrapped well or in a cookie jar(graciously separating the layers with parchment paper) they will keep for about five days at room temperature. You can freeze these cookies. They’re good for about two months.
This recipe is from the fabulous book BAKING FROM MY HOME TO YOURS by Dorie Greenspan. The recipe awaits you in the kitchen of MRS.BUTTERFINGERS.