Peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies

Paul Rankin’s easy recipe for soft, buttery cookies takes less than half an hour.


  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • 50g/1┬żoz butter, softened
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg yolk and butter into a large bowl and mix together until combined to a smooth dough.
  3. With lightly floured hands, break off evenly sized pieces of the dough and roll into walnut sized balls.
  4. Place the dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper or baking parchment and gently press each ball with the back of a fork to flatten slightly.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for ten minutes, or until just turning golden-brown.
  6. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  7. To serve, place on a serving plate and dust with icing sugar.

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