Monday, 19 January 2015

chocolate dipped peanut cookies.



I actually baked these deliciously crisp, bite-size cookies a few months ago, but haven't had time in my blogging/life calendar to share them until now! 


Sometimes, I get in the mood for baking, but I have no idea what I actually want to bake. That's where my Pinterest sweet treats board comes in handy. I can browse through and find something I'd like to make. On this particular occasion, my friend at work helped me choose, and damn it was a good choice! 

This is a recipe from one of my favourite blogs, Joy the Baker. I had to change a few things, as I couldn't get my hands on all the ingredients required, but click the link for the proper recipe! Also, it's in cups, but you can get cup measures everywhere now - pretty much every supermarket has them.


INGREDIENTS:

• 1 2/3 cup plain flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for coating
• 1/3 cup light brown sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 1 large egg
• 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
• large bar of chocolate (about 200-250g bar)
• 1/3 cup coarsely chopped honey roasted peanuts

METHOD:

• Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside. 
• In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter & sugars for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. 
• Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the vanilla & egg, followed by the peanut butter, until just combined. 
• Add in the dry ingredients and beat on a low speed until just combined. 
• Finish mixing with a spatula, and pop it in the fridge for 30mins.
• Preheat oven to 180ºC & line baking trays with greaseproof paper. 
• Pour a bit of granulated sugar into a small bowl (or mug!) 
• Take a tablespoonful of dough and roll into a ball & then coat in sugar.
• Place on the baking tray and create a cross-hatch pattern with a fork, making sure you press down quite a bit. 
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Cool on trays for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack.
• Melt chocolate and dip the cookies about a third of the way in. Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper, and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. 
• Put them in the fridge to harden the chocolate.


One of the many things I love about these cookies is that they're bitesize.. which means you can never have just one! 



chocolate peanut cookies
chocolate peanut cookies

chocolate peanut cookies


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6 comments

  1. These look delicious - and nice, simple ingredients. I have nearly all of them in so will be saving this recipe next time I need something sweet and biscuit-shaped!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I really want to give these a try but the last time I baked cookies they turned into buttery sheets O.O I think I didn't put enough flour but I followed the recipe exactly! I think the recipe lied to me.

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  3. These look delicious! I have all the ingredients apart from the honey roasted peanuts but I reckon I can get away with not using them. Going to bake them :)
    Miss Tulip x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

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  4. oh my goodness these look goooood!

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  5. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing! x

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  6. Oh my days, these look delicious! I've just started a new Pinterest board for vegan baking in an attempt to make cookies, cake et al a little healthier, but I think I'll have to try these out, too :)

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