I hope you’ve all had a brilliant Mothers’ Day. I also hope you’ve treated your mothers in some way or another. Perhaps you cooked something delicious for her, or maybe you took her out for the day.
Either way, here’s your chance to continue treating her for the coming days with a batch of freshly baked Peanut Butter, Choc Chunk and Maple Syrup Cookies!
In the upper echelons of the treat world you will find the cookie.
A simple and delicious treat that allows for almost endless tastes and flavours. A treat so good that even cookie dough is arguably its own treat.
What you’ll need:
100g peanuts, 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), 140g unsalted butter, 250g plain flour
1 duck egg, 2 and half tbsp maple syrup, 200g caster sugar, 120g chunky peanut butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder
Set your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Get your peanuts on a baking tray and place them in your hot oven to toast them to your liking.
Break up the chocolate into chunks. Beat your egg lightly.
Take a large mixing bowl and mix together all the ingredients, except the egg and syrup. Don’t forget to sift your ingredients into the mixing bowl.
I used the tips of my fingers to mix the ingredients until it resembled large bread crumbs.
Now you can add your egg and syrup. Mix for another minute or so.
Fold in 2/3 of your peanuts and chocolate chunks, keeping the remainder for topping your cookies. Next take a spoon and have a mouthful of the cookie dough.
Back to business.
Roll the dough into balls, just bigger than golf balls and then press slightly. Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and rub with some butter. Place your cookie dough balls on the baking tray. I would say about 4 cookies per batch, as they do spread a lot in the oven.
Cover the cookies in peanuts and chocolate.
Keep them in the oven for 12 minutes. If the edges of the cookies have started to brown, they’re ready. Leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
You should end up with around 8-12 cookies depending on how much cookie dough you ate prior to baking.
Store in a cool, dry place.