Have a nutty day with these peanut butter cookies

POLOKWANE – Who didn’t love a peanut butter sandwich growing up? Not to mention peanut butter milkshakes and delectable peanut butter cookies. It is a favourite flavour for many.

It is believed peanut butter originated with the ancient Aztecs and Incas who made a paste by mashing roasted peanuts.

In celebration of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, 12 June, Review spoke to a baker in the city, Melissa Pelser, who kindly shared her fool proof peanut butter cookie recipe.

You will need:

125g margarine

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup peanut butter

1 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

A pinch of salt


  • Cream the margarine, sugars and peanut butter together.
  • Mix flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and mix well.
  • Roll in balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Press flat with fork.

Bake at 180◄C for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool and enjoy.

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Maretha Swanpoel

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