RECIPE: Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

Belle is a bit of an entrepreneurial baker. Quite often, if she’s feeling a bit short of cash, she’ll whip up a batch of cookies and go door to door around the square selling them to our neighbours. She hasn’t quite grasped the idea of the costs involved, preferring to see the ingredients in the cupboard as fair game, but I admire her spirit.

This weekend we had friends coming over, so I set Belle to work. We decided to make chocolate and peanut butter cookies, a recipe we found on the Flora website. A few people I know have started using Flora Cuisine for baking lately, and singing its praises, so we thought we’d give it a go. It’s basically runny margarine, so is ideal for kids to use in cakes, biscuits and flapjacks as it’s already nice and soft.

Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

Ingredients for chocolate and peanut butter cookies

  • 125ml Flora Cuisine
  • 100g light brown sugar (we only had dark, but this worked just as well as the recipe was lovely and rich)
  • 3 tbsps golden syrup
  • 3 tbsps peanut butter (we used crunchy, but either would work)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (spend a little bit more and buy extract rather than just vanilla flavour – it makes all the difference)
  • 220g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 100g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

Our ingredients

Method

Preheat your oven to gas Mark 4/180°C/160°C fan/350°F.

Mix together the Flora Cuisine and sugar.

Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

You can see how runny the Flora Cuisine is.

Add the golden syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix in well. Add the  flour, cocoa and peanuts and mix to form a soft, sticky dough. (You might want a grown-up to chop the peanuts, but otherwise a child can do everything).

Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

Belle gets stuck in mixing the dough.

Take a small blob of the chocolate and peanut butter cookie mixture, about the size of a walnut, and roll it in your hands into a ball. Pop it on a greased baking sheet and press it down with the back of a fork. We didn’t find our cookies spread very much, so you don’t need to leave huge gaps between each one.

Bake for about 12 minutes and leave to cool on the tray.

Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

Tada!

We thought these chocolate and peanut butter cookies were delicious. The saltiness of the peanuts worked really well with the sweetness of the cocoa and sugar, and we would definitely make them again.

We used this recipe to make our cookies. This is a sponsored post but all content and opinions are absolutely my own. No one needs to pay me to eat cookies.

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10 comments on “RECIPE: Chocolate and peanut butter cookies

  1. Nicky says:

    They were yummy :) x

  2. Suzie Grogan says:

    Yuck! Much better for kids to use natural products like butter. Runny? Get kids using some energy up if they are baking these, or melt some butter. The peanut butter adds in loads of saturated fats if lowering them is why you are using it. It is also highly refined and has an ingredient list that is a lot longer than butter – Vegetable Oils (Sunflower Seed Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Linseed Oil), Water, Salt (0.9%), Emulsifiers (Soy Bean Lecithin, Polysorbate 60), Soy Protein, Stabilisers (Guar and Xanthan Gums), Colour (Beta-Carotene), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Citric Acid, Flavourings, Vitamins (A, D). It is also very expensive when compared to oils on the shelf. Another corporate diddle to be honest. Rant over.
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  3. Kathie Auton says:

    I’ll buy some of those Belle! Yum!
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  4. Chris says:

    I don’t know about you guys but I love peanut butter and it only gets better with chocolate. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I’m really glad you spend quality time doing “things” with your daughter I will assume.

    Have fun,
    Chris

  5. Emily says:

    Goodness, these look great. I would happily reach in and grab one to dunk in my tea.
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