This video will show how to make peanut butter cookies and show three different variations.
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I'm Petra Cox, a baker with Mom's Apple Pie Company in Occoquan, Virginia. Today I'm showing you how to make a delicious peanut butter cookies.
So at this point we have our dough all mixed together by a machine. Then I want ahead and scraped the sides down just so that any thing that might have been unmixed in the sides is now incorporated in to the middle. This dough is different from say a chocolate chip cookie or a sugar cookie dough. It doesn't stay together in quite the same way, partly because of the higher oil and fat content from the peanut butter. It doesn't quite spread out as much as most regular cookie recipes.
What I have here is a -- it's a cookie scoop or an icecream scoop with a little release leather. I greased it with a little butter ahead of time. So I'm just taking a scoop and put it down on there. So the way I remember eating peanut butter cookies when I was little was with the little fork print on them. You use a fork to sort of smoosh the cookie down. Then it has sort of a crosshatch design on there. So to me that is the classic peanut butter cookie.
There's a few other ways to do a peanut butter cookie rather than just the plain peanut butter. We like to sell them at the store as peanut butter treats with either Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Hershey's Kisses in them. That way, we've basically just smooshed them down with the Kiss and the Kiss will bake right in to the cookie, don't worry, it won't melt and turn into molten chocolate. It holds its shape just because of other ingredients that are found in that.
Then they end up looking like this. So you could do exactly the same thing with the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, just kind of stick it down there, and I'll show you another way you can bake your cookies. On the other side of a teaspoon I've put some -- I greased the teaspoon with some butter. This way the cookie will bake with a little invent in it that you can put your favorite kind of jam for PB&J cookies.
So, when you have all of your cookies on your tray, you can then put them in the oven at about 350 degrees for perhaps around 20 minutes. We do it in a Convection oven, a Commercial Convection oven for 250 degrees for around 20 minutes. Home oven should be around 350 degrees, nice and preheated so that you don't burn your cookies.
So here we are with our fully baked peanut butter cookies. They've baked for about 20 minutes. They spread out just a little bit. Peanut butter cookies don't spread out as much as a sugar cookie or a chocolate chip cookie.
So, that is how we make our peanut butter cookies. We made four dozen of them. So get scaled down the recipe to suit your needs, you could do it in half and make just two dozen cookies at once.