Thursday, April 28, 2011

Experimental Cookery 2011 #3: Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Source: Baking Made Easy, by Lorraine Pascale (p.200)
Cook Time: Approx 20 minutes prep, plus 15 minutes cook time (done in two batches)
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Makes 12 big cookies, as claimed in the book
Equipment used: Big bowl, scales, spoons, fork, frying pan, chopping board, sharp knife, 2 baking trays, baking paper

On Saturday, I'm heading over to a barbeque with cousin A (plus M, S and D). Consequently, I have decided to cook up another batch of the brownies, and also a batch of these peanut butter cookies. Because such things barbeque extremely well, of course!

These proved to be quite easy to make - one step followed on from the last naturally enough, and there was no pressure of time this time, so...

The only slight difficulty came when trying to lay them out on the baking tray - there simply wasn't room to do 12 all at once, and the cookies expanded into the oven to touch one another. Still, no harm done.

The cookies that have come out of the oven are giant! They're much thicker than in the picture, quite a bit bigger, and generally more suited to hungry Steph/vens. Huzzah!

Otherwise, they look pretty great, and so will do good service come the weekend.

Result: Not sure - I'm saving them until Saturday. But, of course, this means they're not exactly "irresistible", by definition!

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