tasty treats: peanut butter cookies

I’ve never had the privilege of visiting Miette Bakery in San Fransisco, but based on their incredibly pretty cookbook and this insanely delicious recipe I feel confident when I say it’s a place I’m sure I’d enjoy. I’ve had their cookbook sitting on my shelves for some time now, but this is the first recipe I’ve attempted and I can promise you that it will not be the last. If you’re looking for a soft and chewy cookie, this recipe is not the one. It produces a confection that somehow bridges the gap between dense and crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth. Imagine shortbread and peanut butter colliding (a nice thought, isn’t it?) It results in a divine classic and is by far my favourite peanut butter cookie recipe to date.

::what you’ll need::
.1 1/2 c flour
.1 tsp baking soda
.1/4 tsp salt
.1/2 c unsalted butter
.1/2 c granulated sugar (plus more for dusting)
.1/3 c light brown sugar (packed)
.1/2 tsp vanilla
.1 large egg
.1/2 c + 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter

::what you’ll do::
.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
.Sift together flour, baking soda and salt
.Beat butter, sugars and vanilla on high for 4-5 mins. (if you have a mixer, use the paddle attachment) until light and fluffy.
.Add the egg and beat just until incorporated
.Add the peanut butter and mix until smooth and uniform
.Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
.Roll 1 1/2 tbsp. portions of dough into balls.
.Place them on parchment lined baking sheets 2 inches apart.
.Flatten slightly and use the back of the fork to create the criss-cross pattern
.Sprinkle with granulated sugar
.Bake for 10 minutes (until lightly browned)
.Cool completely on wire racks

recipe adapted from the Miette Bakery cookbook 


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21 Responses to “tasty treats: peanut butter cookies”
  1. yum those look great. I have that same book, but I found all the recipes I tried were always missing something…or had the wrong proportions mentioned. Anyways maybe its just those 3 things I tried. I will have to make these though :D

    • Jacquelyn says:

      It’s funny you said that because mine actually came with an entire page of “corrections”. I thought that was interesting (and kind of unprofessional?!) The peanut butter ones were accurate though (apart from the note that read how many cookies the recipe yielded)

  2. They look and sound divine. I heart peanut butter…

  3. Madison says:

    Oh my gosh, these look delicious!

  4. kelly says:

    yummy. thanks for sharing!

  5. a childhood fave! well, those and snickerdoodles….and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…. ox

  6. oh my goodness, peanut butter cookies are my favorite, major weakness!

  7. Sophie says:

    these look insanely delicious! i love your photos! i need to get my hands on that beautiful looking (and sounding) cookbook! x

    • Jacquelyn says:

      thanks Sophie! Truth be told, I’ve never been a HUGE peanut butter cookie fan but these were really great

  8. Alyssa says:

    I love peanut butter cookies! They used to be my favorite thing to make with my grandmother (I always got to make the fork impressions). I’ve been looking everywhere for the Miette cookbook (although I still have yet to try the bakery!)

    • Jacquelyn says:

      thats such a sweet tradition! I have great memories of baking with my grandma as well. I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy it so much now

  9. yummmmmmm I love peanut butter cookies!!! If I wasn’t going out tonight I would definitely try them!! Maybe sometime this weekend!!

  10. These sound amazing! While I am a chewy cookie fan, the thought of shortbread and peanut butter colliding in a cookie is amazing.

    • Jacquelyn says:

      Admittedly, and as a rule of thumb, I am all about chewy cookies myself. But there was something about the texture of these guys that really sold me

  11. These look absolutely delicious! Lovely photos! xo

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  12. Shodja says:

    I don’t like peanut butter, but I love your pictures!!

  13. Stacey says:

    I love these! We used to make them when I was growing up and they’d be extra crunchy, I’ve only just made them again myself and they weren’t as crunchy. Turns out, my mum had to use different flour because she’s allergic to wheat – not sure which kind I prefer! xx

  14. sarah says:

    I just made these- thanks for the recipe! Strangely enough, mine came out very soft and chewy, rather than crunchy, like yours. I’m not complaining at all- they’re delicious!- but if you don’t like crunchy cookies, don’t let that deter you from trying this recipe, because they turn out differently in every kitchen :)

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