These delicious cookies will be an addictive treat for lovers of peanut butter.  I made a batch to take to my brothers birthday.  They didn’t last long.


These cookies don’t take long at all to bake and make a delicious afternoon treat.  You could also top them with whole almonds for something different.



  • 100g butter softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups plain all purpose flour sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate (baking) soda sifted
  • Cachous or almonds for decoration



  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Place the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and brown sugar into an electric mixer and beat for 8 – 10 minutes until well combined.
  • Add the egg and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour and bicarbonate soda and beat until a smooth dough forms.
  • Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper to 5mm thick.
  • Refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • Using a round cookie cutter 7cm, cut out rounds (22 approx) from the dough.
  • Bake on a tray lined with baking paper. Press in your choice of decoration before placing in the oven.  Don’t place them to close together, allow room to spread, bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Allow to cool on the rack.  Store in an air tight container.

These are a great cookie to bake with the kids and can be enjoyed any time of the day.  Just try to resist them when they come out of the oven.  I bet you can’t.