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Recipe Ingredients

6 tablespoons 90mlGranulated sugar
6 tablespoons 90mlLight brown sugar - (packed)
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozSoftened unsalted butter - (1/2 stick)
1   Egg white
1 teaspoon 5mlVanilla extract
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSmooth peanut butter - plus
2 tablespoons 30mlSmooth peanut butter
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozFlour
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBaking soda
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
  Lightly-salted roasted peanut halves - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Set aside 2 ungreased baking sheets.

Use a mixer to cream the granulated and brown sugars and butter. Add the egg white and vanilla; mix well. Add the peanut butter; mix until smooth. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour, baking soda and salt; mix just until the flour disappears. Do not overmix.

Use a pastry bag fitted with a 1/3-inch wide tip to pipe out 1-inch diameter rounds, spacing them 2 inches apart, on the baking sheets. Alternately, use 1 teaspoon of batter for each cookie. Top each with a peanut half.

Bake until set and just slightly browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. Let the cookies rest 3 minutes, then use a metal spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for several days at room temperature or freeze up to 1 month, wrapped airtight.

This recipe yields 50 cookies.

Each cookie: 44 calories; 29 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 5 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.22 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 07-17-2002


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