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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Peanut Butter Choc chip cookies

This week we have spent a bit of time in the kitchen creating some tasty treats.  These cookies are always a big hit so I thought this would be a good recipe to share first.

In my experience kids love being in the kitchen and if you give them the opportunity will enjoy helping you create wonderful creations.  Its a great way to spend time together and share in special memories.
Bella loves to sift in the flour and watch the mixer beat the butter and sugar.  She watches and lets me know when the mixutre has become light and fluffy.  Please ensure you watch your kids around electric mixers at all times, hair and hands can easily get caught.

Peanut Butter Choc Chip cookies
  • 125g butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter or there abouts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • packet of choc chips

preheat oven to 180 degrees or 160 fan forced
line oven trays with baking paper
beat butter, peanut butter and sugar with an electric mixer or hand held mixer till light and fluffy. 
Beat in egg mixing well after addition
stir in sifted flour and bicarb soda. mix again till all combined
stir in choc chips. (I use milk but dark or white will work too)
roll tablespoon size balls in lightly floured hands
place on lined oven trays with space to slightly spread ( I generally fit around 9-12 on a tray depending on how big we have made them)
lightly pat them flat (a great task for kids to help with)  Note: the flatter you make them the crunchier they will be so if you like them soft and chewy don't flatten them too much.
bake for around 14 minutes or until lightly golden.
Cool on baking trays until ready to eat!

Makes about 50 depending on how big you make them.

Bella waiting by the oven for the cookies

Straight from the oven, yumm! 

The fun in baking with kids is that every cookie is different, big, small, flat, round or oval, in the end they all taste the same... delicious!  So let your kids create, let them flour their own hands, roll out the cookies and flatten them.  You will both enjoy your creations all that little bit more when you sit down and share your treats you made together.  I love watching the kids choose from the cookie container wondering if the one they have chosen is one they made.