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Peanut butter and chocolate cookies!

These are pnutty and sweet and if you add some proper chocolate chunks they’d be unbelievably delicious and fat makingly good. We ate them quick. They are of course, absolutely not suitable for people who suffer with nut allergies…

4 oz unsalted butter (but I never have that so don’t worry)

4oz soft brown sugar (which I also didn’t have so I used good for me lite white)

9 oz plain flour & 1 oz cocoa powder

1 large egg (Florence advises you use freerange)

2 oz of peanut butter (preferably crunchy)

some honey roasted peanuts bashed about a bit.

Preheat your oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • cream the butter and sugar together
  • add the peanut butter and the egg and beat together
  • stir in the flour and the cocoa and knead it until it comes together in a dough
  • shove in the bashed nuts if you are using them
  • now’s a good time to add chocolate chunks too…

Pull of small chunks of dough and roll them into a ball and flatten them into biscuits the size you like. I made mine quite small and fat. Then I had to add a few minutes to the cooking time to make sure they were cooked through.

I ended up with ‘well done’ biscuits which is exactly how I like them - if you like pale and thin little critters, that’ll work, just make sure you take them out before they burn.

Put in the oven for around 10 mins (more if they’re portly).

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'easy as' biscuits

Ingredients

  • 140g self raising flour
  • 110g margarine/butter* (for nortypeeps)
  • 40g sugar - granulated or caster* (you can use sugarlite)
  • ¼ - ½ tsp ground ginger (depends on how gingery you like your snacks)
  • 1 large egg (or milk)

Equipment

·         Mixing bowl

·         Baking tray

·         fork

·         Cool hands

Method

Turn your oven on for 180c.

Mix all your ingredients together in a big old mixing bowl until you get a lovely soft dough. (Or cheat and fling it all in a food processor – add the egg last, or enough milk to encourage it to whizz into a dough).  A couple of desert spoons should do it.

Pinch off small walnut sized pieces of dough and roll lightly in your hands.

Pop these onto your baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork.

Stick your tray into the middle of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown in colour.

Carefully remove and place on a cooling rack.

Serve with afternoon tea…

Other flavours to try…

½ tspn lemon essence and a large table spoon of dried thyme

Replace some of the flour with cocoa powder and some well bashed up chocolate pieces (orange rind might work with this combo too).

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