Friday, April 1, 2011

Cookie Monster

You might have seen the cookies I made last weekend, mainly because I was in need of something sweet and desperate to escape my desk for a while. I found the peanut butter cookie recipe on the BBC website via Google.

8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 free-range egg yolk
50g/1¾oz butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Place the flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg yolk and butter into a large bowl and mix together until combined to a smooth dough.
With lightly floured hands, break off evenly sized pieces of the dough and roll into walnut sized balls.
Place the dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper or baking parchment and gently press each ball with the back of a fork to flatten slightly.
Place in the oven and bake for ten minutes, or until just turning golden-brown.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool for ten minutes.
To serve, place on a serving plate and dust with icing sugar.

HOWEVER- I used more like 4 tablespoons of Peanut Butter and it was definitely needed as the dough was quite dry and crumbly. But these babies are another story....

Chocolate Chip Cookies
These I made for my lovely friend Mel, for her birthday, Happy Birthday querida, you're amazing and I couldn't ask for someone better to make cookies for.



250g butter , softened
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour

Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, then add the egg yolk and vanilla and briefly beat to combine. Sift over the flour and stir until the mixture is well combined - you might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.

This one came from the BBC Good Food Website and it's just a basic biscuit recipe, which you can have a play with and add to as you see fit. These ones have been brilliant, I LOVE them, and would definitely recommend as well as use again.

Happy Baking


Caramella said...

Yummy thanks for sharing the recipe! Have to try it out! Really sweet of you to make them for your friend :)

Cherry said...

They look so good!

daisychain said...

These sound like cookie heaven!

Anonymous said...

Aw it look too good. I have to try this.

LittleMissLee said...

ohhh they look yummy, i'll have to give it a whirl!


Unknown said...

These actually sound AMAZING. Really need to get baking again soon :) the BBC website is rather bloody good for recipes eh?! xx

Emma said...

Mmm, delicious! What a lucky friend. x