I have a confession to make. I HATE store bought biscuits and cookies. Apparently it’s just me, but I swear all I can taste is chemicals and if that were not bad enough, I find that they are almost always stale. I just don’t understand why anyone would buy them, when you can have warm, delicious, straight from the oven cookie in under half an hour. Further more they make an awesome gift to those who laugh in the face of nut allergies (I can say that because I’m allergic to pretty much everything else but nuts). So for those who like to live on the edge, here is the recipe for my newest creation: Peanut Butter Choc-Chip Cookies.
You will need:
- 40g butter or margarine, at room temperature
- 60g crunchy peanut butter
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 150g plain flour
- 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
- 30g unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
- 50g of mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
- Beat the butter or and peanut butter in a mixing bowl with electric beaters until creamy. Add the brown sugar and beat until pale. Add the egg and beat until combined.
- Combine plain flour and baking powder together. Slowly add to peanut butter mixture while beating at a low speed.
- Slowly add chopped peanuts and choc-chips. Stop mixers as soon as the mixture is combined.
- Lightly flour your hands then roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place about 4cm apart on prepared baking tray. Flatten each ball with a fork to about 5cm in diameter and 1 cm thick. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until it just begins to change colour. Stand on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 week.
A little note on cooking time. I like these cookie so be a little cakey in the middle but if you prefer something with a little more crunch feel free to leave them in for 3 minutes or so until they go a golden colour. And there you have it, it honestly couldn’t be any easier. I really hope you give them a go and report back.