Wednesday, 3 August 2011

You're a Peanut

This one's for you Miss Pip.
(Who is known to eat peanut butter out of the jar with a knife at work...
yep, we love her coz she's a lady)

Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies

peanut butter and choc chip cookies >> STARTS WITH CUPCAKES

I've been struck down by a winter virus and as a result have been holed up in bed for a few days reading trashy magazines. However, yesterday I decided a bit of easy baking would cure both my boredom and my craving for something sweet.

This particular recipe is from the latest OK! magazine.

150g brown sugar
100g butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
300g peanut butter (I used smooth)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
225g plain flour
200g dark choc chips

OK - here we go ...

Preheat oven to 180C
Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth
Add vanilla and egg
Beat in peanut butter
Then add salt, bicard soda & flour
Mix until just combined
Fold in choc chips
Roll dough into balls and place in rows on lined oven tray
Press each ball with a fork
Bake for 10 minutes
Cool on a wire rack before eating

*Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to four days

The verdict ? If you don't like peanut butter you will HATE these cookies.
It seems obvious, right ? But although I like peanut butter (particularly on toasted thick white bread) these cookies are VERY peanutty.. and I'm just not convinced that such a peanutty flavour belongs in a cookie. The jury's still out.

Pip - I think these ones are all yours :)


1 comment:

  1. Send some to me and I'll give you my honest opinion :P (by the way, I'm on Pip's team - eating PB from the jar is totally ok)


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