Peanut Butter & Oat Cookies

Hello everyone I hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today’s recipe is probably one of the best cookies you’ll ever make (in my opinion). They are soft, sweet and chewy…. just perfect. I really liked these cookies because they contain peanut butter, which I love and also there is no flour in the recipe which makes a change. I’ve had this recipe written in my book for many years and I don’t actually remember where I got it from but finally I’ve made them. The recipe only makes 9 cookies so you may want to double it, however they are quite indulgent.

Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies (makes 9)

Ingredients

100g smooth/crunch peanut butter

100g soft brown sugar

1 egg

100g porridge oats

1 pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

30g chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Put the peanut butter, sugar and egg into a bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  • Next, add all the other ingredients and mix well with a spoon until everything is combined (you might want to use your hands for this).
  • Then roll the mixture into 9 even balls and flatten down on the tray.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden but still soft and leave to cool on the tray.

What are your favourite type of cookies?

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What I eat in a day

Hello everyone and thanks for clicking on my blog, I hope your Sunday is going well. So far today I having done my usual morning routine (see previous post) and I’ve just been relaxing. Today I’m sharing the main meals that I eat in a day. Usually, I don’t make a habit of eating loads in the morning although it’s known to be the most important meal of the day, I prefer something small. Lunch is usually something light or quick and dinner is probably the meal I most look forward too.

Breakfast: 1 cup of water, 1 brioche and a homemade smoothie using 1 orange 1 apple and a handful of mixed berries

Lunch: 1 cup of water and 6 crackers with peanut butter

Dinner: Fried dumplin, chapatis, veg, corncob and fish

This is what I ate for my main meals and there were a few snacks too like the Cool Dorritos and Skittles. I didn’t quite manage my 5 fruits and veg but I hope this is a bit of inspo for when you plan your next meals. I have read something that stated lunch should be the bigger meal to give the food more time to be digested before you go to sleep and the body rests which does actually make sense but I do what works for me and try not to eat dinner too late.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite mealtime is, mine is dinner.

Thanks for reading x

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are very delicious and simple to make, I fancied something salty for a snack and these cookies were perfect.

Makes 24

Ingredients
175g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
225g smooth peanut butter
115g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 eggs

Method
1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl then add the salt. 

2. In a separate bowl bear together the peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Next beat in both sugars adding the eggs one by one. 

3. Stir the butter mixture into the flour mix in two batches, stirring until it forms a really smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 and ½ hours.

4. In the meantime preheat the oven to gas mark 4  and take out 2 trays.

5. Take the dough from out the fridge, spoon out small balls and flatten into circle shapes placing on the baking trays. Press a fork over the top and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

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Peanut Butter Brownies

These actually taste so much better than normal brownies, the smooth peanut butter adds a subtle salty taste which I love. They are slightly crunchy on the corners and the inside is so soft and moist, these brownies are definitely a winner for any occasion unless you don’t like peanut butter 😛  I had actually ran out of baking paper (parchment paper) and luckily the brownies didn’t stick to the tray. Also the recipe is quite small so it can be doubled if you want more!!


Makes: 10 triangles
Ingredients
75g plain chocolate
60g butter
75g brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
60g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
100g peanut butter

Method
1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Over a pan of simmering water gently melt the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl, adding 2 tbsp of water.

3. Now remove the bowl from the heat stirring carefully and leave to cool down for a few minutes, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, and eggs.

4. Add ¾ of the peanut butter and fold in the flour with a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture into the tin and put the rest of the peanut butter on top swirling in with a cocktail stick.

5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until just risen. They will still be slightly soft in the middle, leave to cool before cutting into triangles.


Have fun baking ❤

Smooth Peanut Butter Biscuits

Hey everyone!! Today I thought I would experiment using peanut butter again after making the successful peanut butter jammie dodgers you’ll find that recipe here http:// ablovesfood.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/peanut-butter-jammie-dodgers/comment-page-1/

I actually love peanut butter both smooth and crunchy so I’ll probably be making more peanut butter inspired food 🙂

Okay so the ingredients are:

180g plain flour                                          50g castor sugar
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 egg
100g butter

And the method is:

1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Place the flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg and butter into a large bowl then mix together until a soft dough is formed.

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3. Flour the work surface and rolling pin slightly then roll out the dough to about the thickness of two £1 coins, the using any mini cutter of your choice press into the dough and put on the baking tray. (this recipe does make quite a lot so you may need to re use a tray after the first batch is baked)

4. Gently press the back of a fork into each biscuit and bake in the oven for 20 minutes (maybe a little less as i forgot to preheat mine)
once baked leave to cool on a wire and dust with icing sugar before serving.

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