Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I know my Muslim friends will be baking up a storm in preparation for family visitations this Hari Raya Puasa.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s a super simple peanut butter cookie recipe that’s perfect with coffee and tea while gossiping catching up with the relatives.

I’m pretty certain that all the ingredients are Halal, but do let me know in the comments below if something is Haraam.


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 160g peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 160g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Line your sheet trays with baking paper.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and peanut butter. Sift in the flour, baking powder and soda and mix those in. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.

Step 3: Make tablespoon-sized dough balls either with a disher or by hand and space them out on the sheet pan about 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to press down each dough ball lightly. Or for a more decorative finish, use a fork to press down on the dough balls, either once to get parallel lines or in an ‘x’ to get a mesh pattern.

Bake each tray for 12 minutes.


If you’re feeling a little bit more ambitious, I’ve previously posted a chewy oatmeal version of this cookie. Or pineapple tarts, perhaps? And of course, I’ve got tons more cookie recipes right here on Basic Bakes!

Selemat Hari Raya!


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