Cookies... they are always needed when you have growing children, great after school snacks.
Since they are no longer able to have peanut butter at school (so many allergies these days) I decided to make some cookies with peanut butter.
This is adapted from my new cook book, Home Baking Cook Book by Jacqueline Bellefontaine. I like the book because it has got all the basics, and the recipes developped on the basics.
The original recipe used peanuts and it was a Peanut Better Biscuit..
I've turned it into:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
115g butter, softened
115g crunchy peanut butter
225g granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
75g dark chocolate chips
150g plain flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Beat the butter and the peanut butter together, gradually add in sugar and beat well.
Add egg, a little at the time, and beat, until well combined.
Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture and fold in the chocolate chips, and form the dough.
Roll into a long log and cover by cling film, put in fridge for half an hour.
Preheat oven to 180C or 350F, grease 2 cookie sheets.
Slice up the cookies and place them on the cookie sheets, they will expand, so give them 5cms apart.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on rack.
I love the peanut flavour in the cookies!