Anyway, i love cookies but buying them is so not my style. And buying them from Cookie Man is definitely not me. I hate cookie man. Any cookie from their oven puts me off instantly. I ll go from all chirpy to sour faced if you give me a cookie from cookie man. I ll tell you one more secret. The reason is i envy them. I can bake cakes, bake breads. but cookies. No. They evade me like the elusive sages in the forest who dont appear at all. So when i take a look at the row of cookies in a Cookie Man, i become jealous. So green. And then i become a sour chick from a chirpy duck. That s the end of Cookie Man story.
Coming to today s cookie, shall i tell that i wont be jealous anymore when i see those discs of brown crispy cookies at Cookie Man. Because this batch came out from the oven as beautifully as they could. They did crack a little on the top but then they were brilliant to munch on. It s very difficult to stop with one. And i regret making a small batch. Let me just say, bake them and you will love them.
Prep Time: Under 30 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Makes 18 cookies
(This s truly a one bowl cookie. You can substitute regular sugar with dark brown sugar. And use olive oil or melted butter instead of canola oil. Use any vegetable oil too. Dont over bake the cookies as i did bake them for 15 mins and i burnt a whole batch. The cookies are soft when you take them out but harden as they cool. So 12 mins s the ideal baking time.)
What You Need?
Flour 1 cup
Peanut butter ½ cup
Milk 4 tbsp
Canola oil 3.5 tbsp
Sugar powdered ½ cup
Baking soda ½ tsp
Vanilla extract ¾ tsp
How To Make It?
In a mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and combine well.
In another mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, canola oil, vanilla and the milk and combine well.
Now, add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
Set aside for five mins.
After five mins, give it a nice stir making sure that the dough comes together in one big lump.
Refrigerate the dough for about 20 mins.
Towards the end of the 20 mins, preheat the oven to 180 C.
Line a baking tray with tin foil and grease the foil generously
Using a tbsp, scoop out the dough, shape the dough into small balls and place on the tray.
Now, give it a gentle press to flatten it into discs.
Using a fork, make criss crosses on the discs.
Pop them in the oven and bake for 12 mins.
Remove once they are set and a light brown in color.
Let cool completely and then store in an air tight container.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk or better yet, have one for breakfast. Who s to know anyway?