Bake Days - Peanut Butter Cookies

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I'm a huge fan of peanut butter and so is Paul so I decided to surprise him by making these cookies yesterday as a treat. They are super easy to make and once I baked them I just had to try one. Ok ok maybe two! The baker has always got to test them right?

Here's how to make these delicious cookies to go with a glass of milk or a cup of Earl Grey!

What you'll need -

1/2 cup of shortening
3/4 crunchy peanut butter (you can use smooth if you wish)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsps soya milk (or cows milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of sieved plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar to roll the dough (see pic no.2)

Firstly pre-heat your oven to 190c and then place a sheet of baking paper onto a baking tray. Set to one side.

Beat the shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until blended together. Add the granulated and brown sugar and beat until it becomes fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract, beat well until all incorporated. 

Now stir in the flour, baking powder and salt, gradually beat into the peanut butter mixture. You'll see it start to firm and this is the point where you get your hands dirty. Make sure all the flour is blended through completely and none is visible. It should form into a big dough ball with no lumps or grains of sugar! A part from the peanut butter of course!

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 Here's where you follow the pictures above -

1. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls
2. Roll the dough in the light brown sugar
3. Placing the dough ball in between your hands press together firmly until it forms a cookie shape.

You can make any kind of pattern on the top of each cookie, I decided hearts and holes to create a button effect. (Didn't quite work haha!) 

Then place 12 cookies onto the baking tray and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they start to go golden brown.

4. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. This recipe can make 48 cookies so just follow the instructions until all the cookies are baked :) They will last 2-3 days in a airtight container. Enjoy!

More recipes to come in the next few weeks!

Much love
Lulu xx




Oh and I apologize for not posting anything the last couple of days. My hay-fever has really kicked in this week and I get it bad every year! 

(Pictures taken with my iPhone due to my battery running out in my camera. Not the best quality!)



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  1. Mmmm, yum! Mark is a FREAK about P.B. and crunchy is our fave! I am definitely going to try your recipe. I never thought to use shortening, so I bet that will make all the difference.

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    1. They are soooo good! Let me know how you get on with baking them :) xx

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