The result was pretty good! I was a little nervous as I modified the recipe a bit and just hoped for the best.
I will say this recipe is almost more shortbread-ish and I'm more partial to chewy cookies, but you can eat them straight from the oven (eep, like me) or warm them up in the microwave first.
The recipe, complete with pictures (excuse my food photography skills, they kind of suck) is below.
- 200g butter
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup of peanut butter (I used a mix of crunchy and smooth)
- 1 1/2 cups of plain flour
- 1 cup of self raising flour
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (or you could add chopped peanuts for extra-nutty cookies)
- Preheat your oven to 160 or 140 fan-forced.
- Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- With an electric beater or mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale in colour and a creamy consistency.
- Add peanut butter and mix until combined.
- Add chocolate chips and/or peanuts and combine.
- Roll a heaped tablespoon of dough into a ball and place on your baking-paper lined tray. Then smoosh the ball flat (I used the back of a spoon) so it's about 1.5cm thick.
- Leave the cookies on the tray for about 5 minutes then put on a wire rack to cool.