Aren't peanut butter sandwiches comforting? Whether you like smooth or crunchy, or prefer your PB with jelly, there's nothing like a peanut butter sandwich to both comfort and nourish.
However, it was not until I was a grown-up baker that I discovered peanut butter biscuits. Any PB biscuits are seriously good - for reference, check out Duckie's ode to peanut butter and peanut butter cookies.
Accordingly, I was pretty happy with this week's choice of Dorie recipe - peanut butter criss-crosses, selected by Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine.
All the other reviews I read of these cookies is that they are crisp - hmmm, don't know what happened there, but after baking for the required time, my biscuits were cooked but soft. Perhaps it is because I strayed a little on ingredients due to the limitations of my pantry cupboard - I remembered to buy the peanut butter and peanuts (honey roasted, of course!), but forgot to buy white sugar and butter. As a result, I used all brown sugar and Nuttelex in my biscuits.
No matter - why fret about what ain't broken? These biscuits were seriously good - which is a relief, because the recipe makes a lot of them (38 in my case, 40 for Dorie). I don't think they'll ever usurp the nourishing goodness of a PB sandwich, but these are good, nevertheless.
You will be able to check out the recipe on Jasmine's site when it is Tuesday, her time. You will also be able to look longingly at many other versions of these biscuits by visiting the TWD blogroll.