Bring on the friendship peanut butter cookies

My wonderful bestie in PE… whom we shall call Kir 🙂 and whom I have been friends with from the moment we saw each other in Std 6 (Grade 8)… along with out 3rd muskateer Shellzie-babes. I reckon it was fate (if I believe in fate)… but from the moment that both Kir and I arrived mid way through the year to a new school, a new city and a new life – Shellzie-babes took one look at us, took us under her wing and treated us with friendship that most people never get to experience.

We are all 30 (and more)… and our friendship has endured for 17years for a few reasons:

  • No matter where in the world we live (and we have all had a turn living abroad by now), coming together is like coming home – that wonderful warm fuzzy feeling that you belong!
  • We have been such good friends for so long, that we are practically sisters… we fight, we bicker, we laugh, we cry and mostly… we hug perfectly! There are no secrets between us – not even the ugly ones!
  • We get together at least once a year – just the three of us. No boyfriends, no husbands and no other friends. Just us. A proper catch up where we can discuss the saddest things we are experiencing or the planning of the most joyous occasions (I am happy to say that I have been blessed by being Bridesmaid at both their weddings)
  • Days, weeks and months can go by – without a word between us and BAM we can pick up exactly where we left off…

I can share food stories with you about these 2 other gals… like the time we made chocolate rice krispie sludge in mugs or the time we noticed smoke coming out of the oven while baking something (I think that I might have casually pointed to the stove and said “is it supposed to do that?”) and of course our chips and dip for girls weekends (particularly those woolies cheese crackers or water biscuits with chicken liver pate)… or shells warm butternut, spinach and feta salad…

And during one skype session with Kir, we were discussing baking biscuits and she kindly sent me this recipe which says is the BEST peanut butter cookie recipe *like* ever! so this is for you *koeks* 🙂

Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 ½  cups flour

1/3 (third) cup soft butter

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup of white sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence

  1. Pre heat oven to 180C
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy
  3. Add the egg and beat some more
  4. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and beat some more
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the batter
  6. Mix briefly until the dough comes together
  7. Roll dough into 3cm diameter balls and place onto a lined or greased baking sheet
  8. Press each ball down with a fork
  9. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown
  10. Place onto a wire rack to cool
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