I had a request for the Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter cookie recipe from A Homely Heroine and as I was making another batch today and they really are rather good, I thought I would share them with everyone.
This quantity makes about 9 cookies, a strange quantity I know but perfect for my family, 2 each and a "test" one for the cook. The recipe could be easily doubled.
- 50g (2oz) butter75g (3oz) soft brown sugar (I use dark because that is all I ever have but I am sure light brown would be perfectly OK)
- 100g (4oz) crunchy peanut butter (I use a no added sugar butter which seems fine with this amount of sugar, you may want to reduce the sugar if you think your butter is quite sweet)
- 50g (2oz) self raising flour
- 50g (2oz) rolled oats - obviously the oats make these practically a health food, hence the reason the cook can eat three with no worries whatsoever.
- 75g (3oz) chocolate - I use whatever is handy, sometimes, plain, sometimes milk, sometimes both.
- Preheat oven to Gas mark 3, 170C or 325F
- Cream butter, sugar and peanut butter
- Sift in the flour, add oats and mix, add chocolate and knead until you have a soft dough
- Place slightly flattened balls of dough on a greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
Pour tea/coffee, put your feet up, perhaps peruse a blog or two and enjoy your "test" cookie.