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
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
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
Take out of the oven and let cool down.
Then cut them into a form you like and pack them away, forgetting about them until Christmas.
Have a beautiful day!
Lots of love,