Cook, Eat | The BEST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

 I apologise in advance for this recipe, because holy moly these boys are sinful!  But totally awesome, everyone will love these and they keep really well for lunch-boxes throughout the week.

 

The BEST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup of butter
  2. 1/2 Cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter
  3. 1/2 Cup sugar
  4. 1/2 Cup brown sugar firmly packed
  5. 1 Egg
  6. 1 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  8. 1/2 Tsp Baking soda
  9. 1/4 Tsp salt
  10. 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190°
  2. Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light.
  3. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.
  4. Mix the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mix well, add chocolate chips, mix again.
  6. Drop cookie mixture by teaspoonful onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
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Cook | Meyer Lemon Cookies Recipe

We have an amazing little trooper of a lemon tree that is only two seasons old but has produced a bumper crop this winter.  So, lemon recipes are go!  

This cookie recipe is a winner, quite a different texture; lovely and soft and cakey but the backseat Master-chefs in the house all approve and I’ll be baking these again for sure.

Meyer Lemon Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. Zest of one lemon
  4. 115 grams butter, room temperature
  5. 1 c granulated sugar
  6. 2 large eggs, room temperature
  7. Juice of half a lemon
  8. 1/2 c icing sugar (for rolling)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Line pan with baking paper.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour and baking powder). Add zest and whisk it in.
  4. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
  6. Add lemon juice. Mix again.
  7. With mixer on low speed, mix in dry only until just combined.
  8. Roll the dough into balls and roll in icing sugar.
  9. Place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between them.
  10. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until puffed and bottoms just golden brown.
  11. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
Adapted from The Cooking Channel
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Cinnamon, White Chocolate & Oat Cookies

BAKE THESE COOKIES.  I swear you will not be disappointed – adapted and tweaked from a couple of other recipes into my own mongrel favourite;

 

You will need:

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 cup butter, room temp

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 coconut

1 cup porridge oats

1/2 to 1 cup dried fruit, raisins, cranberries or chopped apricots

1 cup chopped white chocolate buttons

Preheat oven to 180° C, cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beating well between.  Add flour, salt and baking soda – stir gently.  Add remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine.

Roll into balls with wet hands and press down to flatten.

Bale 8-10 mins until golden brown.