Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Peanut Butter and Sesame Cookies

I'm really loving my latest cookbook purchase, Make Bake Love by Lilly Higgins and this is the second bake from the book. I haven't made peanut butter cookies in a long time and these, with the addition of sesame seeds, sounded great! This is another straight-forward and quick recipe to rustle up. The end result delivering a very moreish and yummy cookie, with the sesame seeds giving it a gorgeous nutty texture.

Peanut Butter and Sesame Cookies

Makes about 36 regular or 60 bite-sized cookies

125g butter, softened
85g caster sugar
80g Demerara sugar
125g smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 170oC. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and both sugars together in a bowl until soft and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.

Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl, then add to the peanut butter mixture. Combine well but don't overbeat.

Roll teaspoons of the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sesame seeds and place on the lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly.

Bake for 10-15 minutes (or 7 for tiny cookies), until golden brown. Leave to cool slightly on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack.


Simplyfood said...

These look delicious and I love the addition of sesame seeds.

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Mmmm - they look lovely little bites. The sesame seeds do seem to be a clever wee addition.

Finla said...

They look so cute and yumm.

Kelly-Jane said...

They look like just the thing for a nice cuppa.

Anonymous said...

Second time making them, first batch are in the oven. I don't have a baking tin big enough so I use my pizza tray with baking parchment. I made a mistake and used someone else's recipe which turned out burnt and eggy! Love your recipes xx