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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Peanut butter and chocolate Christmas cookie recipe


For some reason, I have two half empty jars of chunky peanut butter sitting in my cupboard. I can't even remember
when I bought them ( the 'best before' stamp has become unreadable). I also can't remember why I bought them.
Nobody in my family eats peanut butter.

But anyway, there they are.

Our recent renovations re-kindled my love for an organized life, and the jars bugged me...
But I couldn't justify to throw them out either.

So when Eva decided that it is time to start the Christmas cookie production (the pavement is too hot
to walk on, and the sun is blazing out of a bright blue sky, but that didn't put her off,) I looked for a recipe using
peanut butter.

I found one here (in German).

Of course I had to test the cookies before passing the recipe on to you.
So I had some for breakfast this morning and can now testify that they are really delicious!
It is very doubtful that they survive until the end of the week, never mind until Christmas.





You will need:

For the dough:

100 g (3.5 oz) soft butter
100 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
100 g (1/2 cup) white sugar
1 egg
100 g (3.5 oz) chunky peanut butter
150 g (2/3 cup) flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
50 g (1/4 cups) oats
1 packet of vanilla sugar (or vanilla essence)
a bit of salt 


For the topping:

150 g (5.3 oz) baking chocolate
50 g (1.75 oz) chunky peanut butter


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F).
Beat the soft butter with the sugar until foamy.
Clean up the sprinkles of buttery sugar that stick to the fridge, the tiles, the floor, the child - or do not use an electric
mixer for this step :-).
Add the egg and the peanut butter and stir in.
Mix flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, salt and oats and slowly add to butter mix.
Line a 23 cm square tin with baking paper. 
Press the dough into the form with wet hands and prick it several times with a fork.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until light brown (the original recipe says 10 minutes, but my cookies took double
that time).
Take out of the oven and let cool down.








In the meantime, melt the chocolate and stir in the peanut butter. Distribute chocolate mix evenly over the base and let it cool down and harden. I added some extra peanut sprinkles to the chocolate mix first (another baffling purchase).



 

 




Then cut them into a form you like and pack them away, forgetting about them until Christmas.


 


Have a beautiful day!




Lots of love,




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7 comments:

  1. Chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal! Sounds like the perfect breakfast cookie to me! Now I want one!

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  2. Yes, this is something I could definitely get behind trying :-) I'm not sure I could forget about them though...or that they would make it out of the house at all!

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  3. How funny! What a great way to use up some of your baffling and forgettable purchases. The cookies look yummy. I can't believe you can store them away and forget about them till Christmas. That's impressive.

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  4. These look so good! I gotta try them out for Christmas!!! :-)

    -Jane at A Farm Girl's Diary

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    1. Thank you dear Jane, they are really yummy!

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  5. Oh God, I wish I could eat them all right now! They look so delicious. There is nothing in this world I love more than a good choloate-peanut butter mix!

    Hugs,

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  6. Wow! These PB & chocolate look so good & yummy! I'm not a huge fan of PB either but my boys a crazy about it! I bet my boys will LOVE to have these cookies! Nice to hear from you too, Jutta. I'm really sorry that I've missed some of your posts. Been real busy the last couple of months with my boys back to school & different schedules & all. But now it's all under control!, finally!! LOL No worries about not hopping over my place & I'm really glad to hear from you again. Sending you lots of love & hugs, dear friend! May the festive begin! :)

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