Maybe it was the holidays or just that we had a lot going on, but somehow I missed the Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Sandies from The New York Times. Luckily I found the recipe and made them this morning.
Modeled after a peanut butter cookie from City Bakery in New York, Julia Moskin’s Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Sandies have an interesting appearance in that they pretty much hold the shape of the cookie scoop. Their texture is melt-in-your-mouth crumbly, and with 2 cups of peanut butter, they’re hardly lacking in peanut flavor. And then there’s the salty-sweet topping. According to the Pichet Ong, who appears in the video that goes with the recipe, the salt in the topping increases the saliva in your mouth and lessens the dry sensation peanut butter can impart in cookies.