Peanut Butter Cookies

by Kiran on June 21, 2013 · 107 comments

in Baking, Cookies

How is it that I’ve never baked peanut butter cookies before, boggles my mind. It’s so easy and such a delicious treat when you have your BFF knocking on your door with a cup of coffee.

And you are left with a bewildered look on your face. Once you’ve recovered and realized that you have these cookies to contribute to an impromptu afternoon coffee gossip session — you are good to go!

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You invite her in, set down the TV remote, make a frantic run for the pantry only to find crumbs in place of peanut butter cookies in the cookie jar.

Some silent swearing ensues.

You reassures your friend that it’ll take a few minutes of being patience but it’ll be worth it for a homemade cookie, all while you are huffing and puffing around, gathering the ingredients.

It’s just that simple.

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Makes about 30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle, add softened butter, sugar and light brown sugar. Cream on medium speed, until fluffy for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in smooth peanut butter, vanilla extract and 1 large egg. On a low speed, stir just enough to combine everything.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients (almond meal, whole wheat pastry flour, salt & baking soda) in a separate large bowl. Add it all into the stand mixer.
  5. Cream cookie dough on medium speed until combined.
  6. Scoop cookie dough with a small ice cream scoop onto baking sheets, leaving enough room between scoops. Using a fork, gently press down onto cookie dough to form a disk. Imprint horizontally and vertically.
  7. Bake cookies between 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven to allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, before cooling it off completely on cooling racks.
  8. Enjoy these cookies with your friends, over a cup of milk, tea or coffee 🙂

 

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By the way, if you happen to knock on my door to surprise me, I’ll be happy to share these cookies with you — provided there’s a gossip session along with a pot of hot coffee to share 🙂

Deal?

What’s your favorite afternoon tea or coffee accompaniment?

 

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1 sowmya June 21, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Aww Wish I was ur neighbor..Lovely pics.. Now I want to bake a batch of peanut butter cookies. The recipe seems easy, Thanks for sharing the recipe kiran. Happy weekend 🙂

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2 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Sowmya — though we aren’t neighbors, i hope you’d love baking this recipe & enjoying it with the family 🙂

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3 Kathryn June 21, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Love peanut butter cookies! I’d definitely be more than happy to have a gossip and a cup of tea with you while I munched my way through several of these beauties 😉
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4 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Kathryn — you are welcome any time 😉

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5 Rosa June 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Those are such tempting cookies! I bet they are quite addictive. Lovely pictures.

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Rosa — thanks and indeed, these are so addictive 🙂

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7 Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I love peanut butter cookies! So simple but so delicious!
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8 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Nancy — 🙂

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9 Daniela @foodrecipeshq June 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Well, I wish I could visit you for a chat every afternoon! 🙂 I wouldn’t eat all your cookies, noooo….
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10 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Daniela — me too!! sigh 🙂

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11 dassana June 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM

gorgeous looking cookies, kiran. i made once and failed. inspiring to make a new batch soon.
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12 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Dassana — thanks sweetie. do try again since this recipe is a simple one 🙂

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13 Deb June 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The addition of whole grain flour in an enticing addition to the classic Peanut Butter Cookie! A stellar treat to share with friends and family!
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14 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Deb — thank you so so much 🙂

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15 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) June 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Beautiful pictures Kiran! There is something so comforting about PB Cookies. I remember when I was pregnant and I *HAD* to have a homemade batch from my mom. I called her one morning at 5:30 AM before work and begged her to bake me a batch and drop them off – lol. She actually did it too!
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16 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Alyssa — thanks my sweet friend! and your mom is definitely a gem 🙂

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17 Sissi June 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Kiran, I have never had or made peanut butter cookies because I’m not fond of peanut butter in sweet dishes. Your cookies look however so cute, I would love to taste one just to make sure I don’t like any peanut sweets 😉
I don’t take evening tea. If I am not at the office, I always take evening glass of wine 😉 Without anything to eat.
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18 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Sissi — sounds like you’d prefer elegance over subtle. Which is great too 🙂

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19 Ash- foodfashionparty@blogspot.com June 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Deal!!!Gossip and Cookies, nothing to go wrong there right..I enjoy my coffee by itself, alone, no disturbance…and that’s very rare..
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20 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Ash — deal is sealed 😉

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21 Needful Things June 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Just 15 mins, and you have the perfect antidote to an impromptu chai with friends. Perfect! And your photos are so gorgeous, as always.
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22 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

NT — thank you!! nothing beats a simple and fast recipe 🙂

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23 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM

You’ve really taken a simple peanut butter cookie and made it something fantastic with your lovely photos and easy recipe, Kiran! They look perfect!
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24 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Georgia — awww, thanks my dear. i’m a huge sucker for anything peanut butter, so this recipe felt natural 🙂

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25 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 21, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I didn’t start using peanut butter in my baking until this year. Why didn’t I do it before? I have no idea. But I LOVE it! These peanut butter cookies look so good! I love pairing any baked goods with coffee… ooooh! 🙂 Beautiful photos as always Kiran and have a great weekend!
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26 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Anne — thanks sweets and i hope you are having a great week yourself 🙂

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27 Mr. & Mrs. P June 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Love peanut butter cookies…. Beautiful photos!
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28 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Mr & Mrs P — thank you!

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29 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence June 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I have yet to make peanut butter cookies! I need to give it a try. They look super tasty 🙂
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30 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Brandon — give it a try! they are so easy to make and tastes so so good 😀

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31 Daniela June 21, 2013 at 6:16 PM

These peanut butter cookies look delicious!
Would love to have one with a cup of coffee 🙂
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32 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Daniela — thank you and yes, it’s best with tea or coffee 🙂

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33 Charul Ajmera June 22, 2013 at 2:42 AM

These look like the bakery biscuits (atta ones) we use to get from the local bakery.. crispy and crunchy. Some awesome childhood memories. Love.
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34 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Charul — so true!

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35 Renia Carsillo June 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

I’ve never made them with pastry flour before. Going to try that!
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36 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Renia — i love the texture. it’s makes for a softer pastry that using whole wheat.

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37 Coffee and Crumpets June 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Aren’t the simple joys of life the greatest? These cookies look fabulous and I would be down for a gossip session, coffee and these cookies any day. Now…how to get to you…..

Nazneen
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38 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Nazneen — let me know if you are down in Orlando Florida, and we’ll have our gossip session for sure. Including coffees and cookies 😉

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39 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective June 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Kiran, these look absolutely comforting and delicious!

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40 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Sommer — thanks my sweet friend 🙂

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41 Laura @ Family Spice June 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM

My kids aren’t big peanut butter fans. Peanuts, yes, but not peanut butter. Alas, they have not enjoyed a delicious homemade peanut butter cookie, either. Bad Mommy! I’ll just take some of yours. I’ll gossip about people you don’t know, so that’s okay, right?
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42 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Laura — totally OK with me 😉

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43 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I love peanut butter cookies! Cookies are always perfect with my afternoon coffee :).
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44 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Laura — yay!

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45 Patty June 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

My favorites for an afternoon tea would have to be cookies and peanut butter cookies are on the top of my favorite cookie list! I love the very warm and inviting photos of an afternoon tea that you’ve created, very lovely 😉

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46 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Patty — thank you so so much, friend 🙂

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47 CCU June 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I love these peanut butter cookies, they are a big favourite 😀

Cheers
CCU
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48 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

CCU — thanks sweetness 🙂

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49 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate June 22, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Great recipe! I love peanut butter cookies.
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50 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Matt — thanks friend 🙂

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51 jehanne@thecookingdoctor June 23, 2013 at 12:23 AM

wow, these are my favourites Kiran..and too bad I am so far away, a good cookie and gossip session sounds fun! love the photos!
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52 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Jehanne — thanks friend! nothings beats a good cup of coffee, cookie and a juicy gossip session with friends 😉

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53 kadhyaa June 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM

they look so awesome and crunchy 🙂

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54 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Kadhyaa — thanks, they are chewy deliciousness 🙂

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55 Raymund June 23, 2013 at 4:37 AM

This will be always perfect with milk!
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56 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Raymund — absolutely!!

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57 Your Cookery Book June 23, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Will be knocking your door lol

Easy to follow the peanut butter cookies recipe. Lovely pics as usual 🙂
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58 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM

YCB — always welcome to do so 😉

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59 rebecca June 23, 2013 at 2:15 PM

these look great and love the wee milk jug
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60 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Rebecca — thank you!! and i love the wee milk bottle too 🙂

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61 john@kitchenriffs June 23, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Peanut cookies are the best! One of my all time faves (chocolate chip cookies are up there, too). Great food styling! And super post – thanks.
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62 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM

John — thank you! i hope to get to choc chip cookies soon. it’s one of our favorites too!

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63 Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 23, 2013 at 9:45 PM

These cookies look incredibly gorgeous!!!
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64 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Aimee — thank you friend 🙂

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65 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Peanut butter cookies are always a hit in our home. These look divine!
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66 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Angie — thank you 🙂

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67 Cass @foodmyfriend June 24, 2013 at 12:14 AM

What beautiful cookies! I love peanut butter cookies 🙂 and that you have used almond meal. What a great treat though – fresh cookies are the best! I always drizzle mine with chocolate 🙂
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68 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Cass — thank you my sweet friend! i need your enthusiasm on drizzling cookies with chocolate. already sounds yum! 😀

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69 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

hehe you are a consummate hostess whipping up these delicious home baked treats! 😀
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70 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Lorraine — lol 😀

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71 Shruti@PartTimeChef June 24, 2013 at 2:59 AM

I have never baked with PB. Its been on my to do list forever. Must taste great.BTW my favourite accompaniment to tea are the good old Parle G biscuits if you have heard of them..but its been years I had them now.
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72 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Shruti — i’ve seen and heard of parle g. such a staple for Indians 🙂

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73 amy @ fearless homemaker June 24, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Mmmm, these cookies look SO fantastic. I’d love to pop over and share a few with you over a cup of tea!

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74 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Amy — always welcome my sweet friend 🙂

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75 Elvira June 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I’m going to give these cookies a try (although it would be nice to knock on your door and share some with a good ‘ol pot of hot coffee)!
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76 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Elvira — i’d love too, but do let me know how it tastes! have fun 🙂

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77 katie June 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I love peanut butter cookies! So glad you finally had the chance to bake them!
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78 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Katie — yay! its so delish 🙂

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79 Asmita June 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

We love peanut butter and cookies with it are just perfect.
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80 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Asmita — totally 🙂

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81 Trisha @ Vignette June 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

There’s something so comforting about peanut butter cookies. And you’ve got it down – they are the perfect match with coffee!
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82 Kiran June 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Trisha — thank you and you are so right about comfort in pb cookies!

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83 Honey, What's Cooking June 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Looks gorgeous Kiran. That’s so sweet of you to bake for your bestie, I do that for mine too. Favorite with coffee/tea… coffee cake, scones, cupcakes. 🙂
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84 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Nisha — thank you!! did what I needed to do because I was really out of homemade cookies. Gossips are much more interesting with cookies anyways 😉

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85 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies June 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM

It’s been far too long since I’ve made peanut butter cookies–now I’m craving them!
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86 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Kiersten — make it! 🙂

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87 Kate@Diethood June 25, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Gurrrrl, I am just in awe with your photos… love ’em! Ooooh I too love my coffee gossip sessions with my friends! 😀 And to have your beautiful cookies join us would be an amazing afternoon!
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88 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Kate — you are way too sweet, thanks friend 🙂

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89 Juliana June 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I have not baked peanut butter cookies for a while…yours look awesome and I love the pictures Kiran…beautiful!
Have a lovely week ahead 😀
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90 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Juliana — it’s so easy to bake, try it and let me know how it tastes. Have a great week, my dear 🙂

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91 Helene D'souza June 25, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Just yesterday I was planning to make peanut butter cookies when my plans were destroyed by a prolonged electricity cut. Maybe it was a sign that I should wait for your recipe! =D
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92 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Helene — maybe 😉 let me know how it tastes!

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93 Jen @ Savory Simple June 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM

You know, I don’t think I’ve made them either. I think I need to change this!
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94 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Jen — no way! you’ve got to bake these 🙂

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95 Dan from Platter Talk June 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Very nicely done. Who doesn’t love a good coookie, and perhaps just a smidge of gossip – be honest… 🙂
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96 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Dan — thanks and yes, who wouldn’t? 😉

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97 Kristi Rimkus June 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t adore a good peanut butter cookie fresh from the oven! I love that you used whole wheat pastry flour, it’s one of my favorite ingredients.
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98 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Kristi — 🙂

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99 Sophie33 June 26, 2013 at 5:03 AM

I also made these beauties & they rocked my taste buds, Kiran!
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100 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Sophie — I’m so so glad you loved these cookies, friend! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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101 Nusrat Azim June 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Those super gorgeous cookies were made by YOU?! What the hell is wrong with you, girl? Why do you have to be so awesome?!
I love the way your pretty pictures make my world upside down 😀
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102 Kiran June 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Nusrat — hahaha, you have one “mean” way of conveying your thoughts sweetheart. thank you anyways from the bottom of my heart 😀

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103 carrian June 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. And hello!!!! PB cookies are the best, best ever!!!
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104 Kiran July 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Carrian — thank you so much and yes, PB cookies are the best ever 😀

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105 Nik@ABrownTable June 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

These look so cute and sound great with tea!
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106 Kiran July 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Nik — thank you, friend 🙂

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