Recipe : Peanut Butter Cookies

Spencer's nan absolutely loves peanut cookies, it has become an ongoing joke to buy her a packet every year for Christmas. This year I decided to make her some peanut butter cookies instead. She gets something she likes plus I put time and effort into it, win win situation. Carry on reading for the recipe.

star shape peanut butter cookie recipe - perfect homemade Christmas foodie gift

The recipe for these cookies is super easy and the end result is super yummy. You will need :

  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50g butter
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4.

Place all of the ingredients except for the icing sugar into a large bowl and mix into a smooth dough.

Break of evenly sized pieces of the dough, flatten and using a cookie cutter of your choice punch out the shape that you want.

Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, gently press each cookie with the back of a fork and then place into the middle of the oven for 25 minutes (or until golden brown).

Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

Makes approximately 12 cookies.

I transferred the cookies into Kilner jars, decorated with some pretty ribbon and jute string, added a luggage tag and gave out for thoughtful home-made Christmas presents.

cute homemade Christmas gift - Peanut Butter cookies in Kilner Jars with Christmas ribbon and luggage tags wrapped around.


  1. Oooh these look so good, I will be making in the new year! x

    1. They were delicious, a little dry but real nice. x

  2. omg peanut butter is my favourite! these star cookies must be really yummy :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    1. They were yummy, a little dry from the peanut butter but still yum x


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