Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are a reader of my blog, you know that I have a passion for baking traditional Iranian pastries. But I equally like to blend modern baking with traditional, adding different tastes, flavors, and even design to already delicious pastries . Paisley or as we say in Farsi boteh jeghe is a Persian design that is used in making many handcrafted items like fabrics, tiles, and rugs. In Kerman, women use boteh jeghe design on wool fabrics, then hand-stitch the pattern with bright and bold colors. 

Today I like made these peanut butter cookies using their design. These cookies are sweet, crunchy and excellent with tea or coffee; a great choice for Norouz or any other occasions.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 40-50 cookies | Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 112g butter
  • 98g sugar
  • 99g brown Sugar
  • 126g peanut Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 185g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Process:

  1. Whisk together theflour, salt, and baking powder
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well, then add peanut butter
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix unit well incorporated, you're going to have a soft dough.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least an hour or until firm.  
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F /175°C
  7. Once chilled, on a floured surface, roll out the dough into 1/4 inch thick and use any cookie cutter that you desire.
  8. Place the cookies on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Once the cookies are cooled, melt some milk chocolate and use a piping bag with Wilton tip #2 to decorate the cookies.
  9. To store the cookies, keep them in an airtight container before decorating them. Once they're decorated avoid putting the cookies on top of each other, this will ruin the chocolate decoration.