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Learn to make peanut butter cookies from Asia’s best pastry chef

Who can say no to peanut butter cookies? These delicious treats aren’t new to our kitchens, yet, you’ll find that every family has their own little recipe, tweaked to be slightly different than others to be distinctly theirs with every bite.

Think golden brown, nutty discs with perfectly crisp edges, dunked into a tall glass of cold milk on a Saturday morning — that’s the stuff of dreams.

Even top chefs around the world have their favourite interpretations of peanut butter cookies. Angela Lai of Taipei’s two-Michelin-starred Taïrroir, who was crowned Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2021 at this year’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, for instance, has her own preferred take on these comforting bakes.

Below, the recipe for Lai’s peanut butter cookies.

peanut butter cookies
(Image: Priscilla Du Preez/ Unsplash)

What you’ll need:

  • 170g Sugar
  • 150g Brown Sugar
  • 250g Butter
  • 250g Peanut Butter
  • 400g Cake Flour
  • 10g Baking Powder

Directions:

  1. Mix well butter and both types of sugar.
  2. Add in peanut butter and mix till well
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  4. Mix well and chill dough for at least 8 hours.
  5. Pre-heat oven at 180°C and weigh chilled dough at 50g per piece.
  6. Bake cookies until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.
  7. Cool cookies on a rack and enjoy!

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

All images: Courtesy Priscilla Du Preez/ Unsplash