With all this talk about cookies we’re getting a little peckish, so I’m on the hunt for the best cookie recipes around. If you have a great cookie recipe, then please get in touch. We’ve been round the office on a cookie making campaign, and the official testing team came to a unanimous verdict choosing the following two recipes as the favourites. Personally, I think combining peanut butter and chocolate has got to be a winner!
• 45g smooth peanut butter
• 50g butter, softened
• 50g caster sugar
• 45g light brown sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 100g plain flour
• 10g baking powder
• 50g chocolate chips
• 50g unsalted peanuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, caster sugar and light brown sugar for 4 minutes until well-blended. Add in the beaten egg and mix for a further 2 minutes. Add the flour and baking powder, and then mix in the peanuts and chocolate chips. Divide the mixture into 20 even-sized balls and place them onto a lined baking sheet, spacing them well apart. Press each ball lightly with a fork. Bake for 25 minutes until set. Cool on a wire rack. Then enjoy!
For those chocoholics among you try the following:
• 300g caster sugar
• 300g butter
• 1 egg, beaten
• 600g self raising flour
• 100g good quality chocolate, grated
• A few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
• Pinch of salt
Mix together the sugar and the butter. Add 1 beaten egg and if you feel like it a few drops of vanilla essence. Mix in the flour and the grated chocolate and a pinch of salt. If it’s too thick just add a splash of milk. Grease a baking tray and bake for 10-14 minutes at 180°C/gas 4, or until they start to go brown.
Have fun baking and don’t forget to comment below with your great cookie recipes. If you send a recipe that sounds like it could beat our top 2, we will bake it, test it and post some pictures and spread your fame!