The perfect peanut butter cookie recipe.


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 85 g caster sugar
  • 80 g demerara sugar
  • 125 g smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bread soda
  • 50 g sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars together in a bowl until soft and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.
  • Sieve the flour and bread soda together in a bowl, then add to the peanut butter mixture. Combine well but don’t overbeat.
  • Roll teaspoons of the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sesame seeds and place on the lined baking tray. Flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10 minutes (or 7 minutes for tiny cookies), until golden brown. Leave to cool slightly on the tray, then transfer to a rack.


Lilly's tips: 

Drizzle melted chocolate over them once cooled.

Sandwich together with jam for peanut butter/jelly combo!