Peanut butter cookies

For an irresistible melt in the mouth treat make these simple rich and very nutty cookies
By Paul Hollywood
Peanut butter cookies
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  • Serves: Makes 20 biscuits
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

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  • 45 g smooth peanut butter
  • 50 g butter, softened
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 45 g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 10 g baking powder
  • grated zest from the quarter of 1 oranges
  • 50 g unsalted peanuts, chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.

2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, caster sugar and light brown sugar for 4 minutes until well-blended.

3. Add in the beaten egg and mix for a further 2 minutes.

4. Add the flour, orange zest and baking powder, then mix in the peanuts.

5. Divide the mixture into 20 even-sized balls and place them onto a lined baking sheet, spacing them well apart. Press each ball lightly with a fork.

6. Bake for 25 minutes until set. Cool on a wire rack.

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