My sister is coming for dinner tonight. This NEVER happens, because she has 5 kids and a house to juggle and, even though it’s only an hour and a half up the road, 3 out of 4 times we get stuck in traffic making the journey – so it’s not always easy for her to make it down.
Her visit calls for a feast, obviously. What better way to start it off than with some cookies, to go with our gossip over a cuppa before I crack on with food. I didn’t stick to any recipe making this – I just made it up based in a simple cookie recipe, and hoped for the best – my effort turned out lovely (and a few of you asked for the recipe on Twitter – so I had to blog it).
These crumbly cookies combine chocolate, with peanut butter. Instead of using chocolate chips I bought some milk chocolate from Aldi (which tastes AMAZING by the way – must be because it’s made for a European market) and bashed the pack with a rolling pin before opening. My chocolate and peanut butter cookies are up there with my favourite cookie recipes
To make them, you need:
- 225g butter
- 110g caster sugar
- 275g plain flour
- 3-4 heaped teaspoons of peanut butter
- 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder
- 100g bashed and crushed milk chocolate
- A little oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 180, line your baking tray with baking paper and grease lightly with a little oil.
- Next, cream together your butter and sugar, before adding your flour. You may want to get your hands in there to ensure an even consistence.
- Grab another mixing bowl and split your mixture into two, placing one half in your new mixing bowl.
- In one mixing bowl, add your peanut butter and mix well. In the other, add your cocoa powder and chocolate and mix well. Again, you may want to get your hands in there to make sure it’s combined properly – just make sure you wash your hands before moving on to the next mixture.
- Using a tablespoon, take some of your chocolate mixture and some of your peanut butter mixture, shape like below and line up on your tray.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack for 10-20 minutes and enjoy!
If you or your better half is allergic to nuts, why not swap the peanut butter with white chocolate chips for a white chocolate vs milk chocolate cookie?
Right, off to finish my cake and tart!
Hayley Jayne xx