It seems like it's been forever since I posted on here, in fact it's only been just over a week which isn't to long but here I am back again!
This week I've made more bread as well as boyfriends favourite - Peanut Butter Cookies! He's been asking me for weeks to make him some and I finally gave in.
Also this week I've discovered I really need a good cooling rack, a better piping bag, a proper mixing bowl and a big cookie sheet. So I think I'll be investing in those soon. One thing I did buy though was a cupcake charm, I just couldn't help myself even though I haven't even got a bracelet for it to go on.
Any ways so on to the Peanut Butter Cookies, Here they are:
So here's how they're made:
225g Unsalted Butter
200g Caster Sugar
200g Soft Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract
240g Peanut butter - Crunchy style is best for a good texture
340g Plain flour
2 tsps Bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
175 g Plain chocolate chopped into chunks.
Baking trays lined with greaseproof paper.
Preheat oven to 170 degC / 325 F
Put the butter and sugars in a bowl and cream with an electric whisk or by hand until light, fluffy and well combined. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well. Then stir in the vanilla and peanut butter.
Add the flour, Bicarbonate of soda, salt and chocolate chunks and mix well until a smooth dough is formed and the chocolate is evenly dispersed.
Roll small balls of cookie dough (The whole batter makes 24 cookies) and place onto prepared baking trays and press down ever so slightly. You do not need to flatten the dough into cookie shape as they will spread out on their own. Make sure you space the dough enough apart to allow for spreading. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until golden round the edges . If you like me and don't have very big baking trays you may need to bake in quite a few batches. Here's some of mine cooking away in the oven:
Leave the cookies to cool slightly on the tray first before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
And that's it!
Well that's all for today but first I'd like to say a big hi and welcome to the world of baking to my friend Russ who followed the easy bread recipe and made his first loaf, which according to him tasted like bread, thereby making it a success.
Bye for now