Old fashion peanut butter cookies

There are some days, that I just crave for something sweet and when that sugar craving strikes, i always reach over for either chocolates or spoonfuls of peanut butter straight out of the jar. Last night was different. I craved for some sweet salty crunch. 

There are lots of cookies out there, from the classic chocolate chip to plain sugar and everything in between. But really, when it comes to flavor, texture and all-around awesomeness, almost nothing tops a delicious, warm peanut butter cookie.

Hmm…PB cookies. They have that 'sweet and salty' flavor combination that make them irresistible. Old fashion as it can be is one of the first cookie I ever baked in my life. 
 A nostalgic memory floated by as I press down the trademark criss cross pattern on each cookie, remembering as a little girl attending the home economic classes in school. How the scent of freshly baked cookies lingers on your uniform through out the day. The pride of a naive young baker with new found skills of creaming, folding transforming the eggs, butter and flour into delicious cookies. Made with love with simple tools like how they are meant for. 

One day, when I have my own children, and when they are ready to peep up the counter, this gonna be the first recipe they will remember. 

60g butter
180g peanut 
70g sugar
70g light brown sugar 
200g flour
20g corn starch 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 large egg 
Maldon Sea Salt for sprinkling

Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter to form dough. Put dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. (Optional to sprinkle sea salt).  Bake in a preheated 165 degree celsius oven for about 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.

-till next post, ss.

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