23 November 2012

Peanut Butter: Biscuits

It's that time of year when everyone wants to catch up, it HAS to be before Christmas and you end up rushing around, bringing plates to gatherings or entertaining people at home when all you really want to do is collapse in a heap on the couch and eat sugary buttery food!

Peanut Butter biscuits can combine these facets of pre-Christmas frenzy as not only do they taste delicious, the dough keeps really well in the freezer so you can have it on hand to whip up a batch of bikkies whether you need to entertain or just satisfy your sugar and butter cravings! Even better, if you did make the PB ice cream and on the off chance you didn't finish it all in one go, you can slather the ice cream on the still warm biscuits for the ultimate PB ice cream sandwich of joy (scroll down to the end to see the photo)!

From Belinda Jeffrey's Mix and Bake, her recipe is perfect so I haven't tampered with it, only added the chopped peanuts around the biscuit edges
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • crushed peanuts (optional, for decorating the edges of the biscuits)
  1. preheat oven to 190˚C
  2. mix butter, peanut butter, sugars and egg with a whisk until well combined
  3. in a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  4. add the flour mix to the peanut buttery mix stirring to combine
  5. chill dough in fridge for 1/2 an hour or longer
  6. roll dough into walnut sized balls, if you are using crushed peanuts for decoration roll the ball through the peanuts then flatten with your hand on a lined baking tray then press a fork into the top for decoration
  7. bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden
  8. cool on rack then enjoy!
And the ice cream sandwiches... I lined my cookies with some melted chocolate... AMAZING!

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