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Food Focus: Peanut Butter Cookies

Whenever anyone asks for a health/fitness routine I can't help but giggle a little. When I cook for myself I'm super healthy and I hardly ever snack but the one thing I cannot resist is a baked good in some shape or form. Since moving out I've made it my mission to learn to bake all the things I love to buy ready made from stores and I thought I'd give you guys a peek into the recipes that get my thumbs up.

When I wanted to learn to bake peanut butter cookies I knew I couldn't really go wrong. Anna's cookie recipe is great and can be modified for different types of cookies so all I had to do was mix everything together correctly and remember to take the little beauties out of the oven.

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Recipe
200g Unsalted Butter
200g Caster Sugar
1 Large Egg
275g Self Raising Flour
1/4 Jar of Peanut Butter (I went for smooth but if crunchy is your thang then roll with it)
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They're super easy to make - just mix everything together, roll the mixture into balls and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes (leave to stand for 20 - 30 depending on how hungry you are). I use a little less sugar than the original recipe as I just cannot bring myself to put that much sugar into my cookies, and they taste great. You can either create a peanut butter centre to the cookie or mix the peanut butter and unsalted butter together before adding the rest of the ingredients. They're lovely either way.

The one thing to remember is that they grow enormously - I'd do three trays with 6 dough balls if I had the option, that way they remain single and slightly fluffier. Note: Being the clever clogs I am I managed to delete the final result - but trust me they were delishhh.

So what's next? I've been trawling the ingredients list of Pret's Love Bars (all time favourite sweet snack) as well as the back of Naked Cocoa and Orange bars. Pass me my apron - I'm hungry.
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30 comments

  1. I'm really not that big on sweets, but I love baking and making desserts - mostly for other people and occasions, so this shall get bookmarked for a cozy night in with friends :) Thanks!

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk

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  2. Yay thanks for this!! I absolutely love peanut butter and cookies! x

    sartorialust.blogspot.com

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  3. Yum! I love peanut butter cookies so I'll be trying this recipe out soon! x

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  4. These look amazing!! I absolutely love peanut butter in and on everything :)

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  5. Oh gosh i cant bake but these sound pretty simple and yummy!!!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  6. Been meaning to try out peanut butter cookies for a while now! Your recipe looks so simple, will have to give it a go :)

    www.beautibop.com

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  7. I love making these! My recipe is different and I haven't used unsalted butter for these before, so I might give it a try!
    They're amazing with cinnamon in when it gets a bit more wintery!

    Love your blog.
    x

    paperwingsxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love baking cookies! Next time I am definitely going to try peanut butter and maybe some chocolate!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I'm definitely going to bake these this weekend! They look yummy! x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. These look so yummy! x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love peanut butter cookies! Yum xx

    Martyna| NEONMIZZLE

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  12. they sound amazing! i love all things peanut butter, will be trying these out this sunday. might go all out and add some chocolate chips xx

    Katie-Louise | foreverwaiting.co.uk 

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  13. I love the sound of these, I was never a big peanut butter fan until a friend of mine put some on a snackajack. Amazing creation. I will definitely be making these for a duvet day. Great post!

    Gem.x
    slightgem.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love the sound of these, I was never a big peanut butter fan until a friend of mine put some on a snackajack. Amazing creation. I will definitely be making these for a duvet day. Great post!

    Gem.x
    slightgem.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I LOVE peanut butter cookies! These look so good xo

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  16. I really love peanut butter cookies, willl have to give these a try! :)


    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk


    B xx

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  17. I want to go and make cookies this weekend now! Nomnomnom!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  18. These look and sound so yummy, I love peanut butter so i have to give this a go ! xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  19. Oh my gosh! Right when I am trying to start on a healthy diet, I come across this post. I guess my new diet will have to be postponed, once again XD

    http://randomthoughtsofm.blogspot.pt/

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  20. That sounds so yummy! I'm the same way. I have a healthy diet, but when it comes to bake goods, I need to break a rule or two. I think I'll try this out this weekend :)

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

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  21. Man, these look delicious ! I want to do some baking now !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  22. Thanks so much for this recipe! I NEED to make these cookies, peanut butter is my favourite! :)
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I LOVE baking and I have a totally wicked recipe for peanut butter flapjack cake THINGS. They are so amazingly good.

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  24. These sound and look great!

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  25. OMG I didn't know about this one and I am so making them !! :D
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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