Food Focus: Peanut Butter Cookies

Whenever anyone asks for a health/fitness routine I can’t help but giggle a little. When I cook for myself I’m super healthy and I hardly ever snack but the one thing I cannot resist is a baked good in some shape or form. Since moving out I’ve made it my mission to learn to bake all the things I love to buy ready made from stores and I thought I’d give you guys a peek into the recipes that get my thumbs up.

When I wanted to learn to bake peanut butter cookies I knew I couldn’t really go wrong. Anna’s cookie recipe is great and can be modified for different types of cookies so all I had to do was mix everything together correctly and remember to take the little beauties out of the oven.



200g Unsalted Butter

200g Caster Sugar

1 Large Egg

275g Self Raising Flour

1/4 Jar of Peanut Butter (I went for smooth but if crunchy is your thang then roll with it)


They’re super easy to make – just mix everything together, roll the mixture into balls and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes (leave to stand for 20 – 30 depending on how hungry you are). I use a little less sugar than the original recipe as I just cannot bring myself to put that much sugar into my cookies, and they taste great. You can either create a peanut butter centre to the cookie or mix the peanut butter and unsalted butter together before adding the rest of the ingredients. They’re lovely either way.

The one thing to remember is that they grow enormously – I’d do three trays with 6 dough balls if I had the option, that way they remain single and slightly fluffier. Note: Being the clever clogs I am I managed to delete the final result – but trust me they were delishhh.

So what’s next? I’ve been trawling the ingredients list of Pret’s Love Bars (all time favourite sweet snack) as well as the back of Naked Cocoa and Orange bars. Pass me my apron – I’m hungry.


  1. Renate
    13 Sep 2013 / 8:33 am

    I'm really not that big on sweets, but I love baking and making desserts – mostly for other people and occasions, so this shall get bookmarked for a cozy night in with friends 🙂 Thanks!

    Renate from

  2. Jeline Catt
    13 Sep 2013 / 8:45 am

    Yay thanks for this!! I absolutely love peanut butter and cookies! x

  3. Golden Glow
    13 Sep 2013 / 8:59 am

    Yum! I love peanut butter cookies so I'll be trying this recipe out soon! x

  4. Emily McCue
    13 Sep 2013 / 9:01 am

    These look amazing!! I absolutely love peanut butter in and on everything 🙂

  5. liza prideaux
    13 Sep 2013 / 9:06 am

    Oh gosh i cant bake but these sound pretty simple and yummy!!!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  6. Amy
    13 Sep 2013 / 9:36 am

    Been meaning to try out peanut butter cookies for a while now! Your recipe looks so simple, will have to give it a go 🙂

  7. alice
    13 Sep 2013 / 9:46 am

    I love making these! My recipe is different and I haven't used unsalted butter for these before, so I might give it a try!
    They're amazing with cinnamon in when it gets a bit more wintery!

    Love your blog.

  8. TheMacaronAddict
    13 Sep 2013 / 10:39 am

    I love baking cookies! Next time I am definitely going to try peanut butter and maybe some chocolate!

  9. Katie
    13 Sep 2013 / 11:22 am

    Gosh this looks so goodddddddd.

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  10. Anya
    13 Sep 2013 / 11:31 am

    I'm definitely going to bake these this weekend! They look yummy! x

  11. Becky Temple
    13 Sep 2013 / 12:08 pm

    These look so yummy! x

  12. Martyna
    13 Sep 2013 / 1:14 pm

    I love peanut butter cookies! Yum xx

    Martyna| NEONMIZZLE

  13. katielouise x
    13 Sep 2013 / 1:19 pm

    they sound amazing! i love all things peanut butter, will be trying these out this sunday. might go all out and add some chocolate chips xx

    Katie-Louise | 

  14. gemma alexander
    13 Sep 2013 / 1:29 pm

    I love the sound of these, I was never a big peanut butter fan until a friend of mine put some on a snackajack. Amazing creation. I will definitely be making these for a duvet day. Great post!


  15. gemma alexander
    13 Sep 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I love the sound of these, I was never a big peanut butter fan until a friend of mine put some on a snackajack. Amazing creation. I will definitely be making these for a duvet day. Great post!


  16. avmademoiselle
    13 Sep 2013 / 2:12 pm

    That looks delicious…

  17. Zoe
    13 Sep 2013 / 2:20 pm

    These sound amazing! x

  18. Olivia Law
    13 Sep 2013 / 2:20 pm

    I LOVE peanut butter cookies! These look so good xo

  19. Becky Fearn
    13 Sep 2013 / 2:27 pm

    I really love peanut butter cookies, willl have to give these a try! 🙂

    B xx

  20. Leanne Marie
    13 Sep 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I want to go and make cookies this weekend now! Nomnomnom!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  21. Bunny. I ♡
    13 Sep 2013 / 4:00 pm

    These look and sound so yummy, I love peanut butter so i have to give this a go ! xx


  22. Ms M.
    13 Sep 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Oh my gosh! Right when I am trying to start on a healthy diet, I come across this post. I guess my new diet will have to be postponed, once again XD

  23. Nita
    13 Sep 2013 / 4:20 pm

    That sounds so yummy! I'm the same way. I have a healthy diet, but when it comes to bake goods, I need to break a rule or two. I think I'll try this out this weekend 🙂


  24. Madeline
    13 Sep 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Man, these look delicious ! I want to do some baking now !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  25. Amy
    13 Sep 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I NEED to make these cookies, peanut butter is my favourite! 🙂
    Amy |

  26. Sophie Davies
    13 Sep 2013 / 10:05 pm

    I LOVE baking and I have a totally wicked recipe for peanut butter flapjack cake THINGS. They are so amazingly good.

  27. Lisa
    15 Sep 2013 / 9:43 am

    Thanks <3

  28. danniannie
    15 Sep 2013 / 6:20 pm

    These sound and look great!

  29. Sara Chergui
    17 Sep 2013 / 6:50 pm

    OMG I didn't know about this one and I am so making them !! 😀

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