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.
• 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
• 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!
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