So, this weekend. we did the usual thing. Lazy day, invited loads of friends over. Movies. Easter eggs. Few beers. Plenty of tea (for those not partaking of the beer). And of course, a massive plate full of these suckers. Amazing peanut butter cookies that I got from Sorted Food. So so good, and so so easy.
I decided to keep the chocolate on top aswel as some broken up nuts but you can deffinitly leave them off if you want to make it a little easier. Just so you know, one friend described these as the best cookies she has ever had. This elevated her to the position of “favourite friend.”
100g Butter (room temperature)
200g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
100g Peanut Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Hazelnuts (or peanuts, cashews etc)
100g dark chocolate
-In a large bowl beat together the sugar and the butter until it’s smooth and light.
-Crack in the eggs and the vanilla extract. Beat them all together with the butter/sugar mix.
-Mix the baking powder into the flour first. Then add this mixture slowly into the bowl while combining everything.
-Now add in the peanut butter make sure that everything is an even consistency.
-Spoon the mixture onto a sheet of baking paper on a oven tray. You want decent size spoonfuls as these make quite a thick cookie.
-Break up some nuts and arrange them on top of each cookie.
-Pop these into a pre-heated oven (180 degrees) for 12 minutes.
-While they are cooking, melt the chocolate in a bowl over some boiling water. Pour this into a piping bag (if you don’t have one these a cool little trick you can do with baking paper http://tinyurl.com/cz8gwwy)
–When the cookies are cool pipe on the chocolate in whatever pattern you like and allow to set or just eat them straight away. Either way, enjoy.