I had a craving for peanut butter cookies the other day but I wasn’t in the mood for a full baking session so I had a little Google, I couldn’t find a very good recipe but I saw a couple that I sort of combined in the hope of something yummy. They were fairly simple so thought they would be edible nonetheless, this is the recipe I came up with for Peanut Butter Cookies:
120g Peanut Butter
50g Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 170c (fan)
Measure the sugar and peanut butter into a bowl
Add the egg and whisk until combined
Pour in the chocolate chips and mix through (you can leave these out of you don’t fancy them)
Use a tablespoon to dollop the mixture on a lined baking tray, leave a 3-4cm gap between to allow for them to spread whilst baking
Put into the oven for 12-14 minutes
Allow to cool before serving, but eat them a little warm for the best gooey results!
I can confirm that they were delicious and so quick and easy to make too, whenever I am looking for a simple fix to a sweet craving I will be making them again as they were enjoyed by all four of us, i’ve already made them again since.
This week it was back to baking for Tabitha and I, as she is a beginner I thought it was best to stick to tried and tested simple recipes. So I have shared this recipe on the blog before (you can find it here) but I haven’t made them in a long time so decided it was a good one to try for our next baking session as it is pretty simple and involves both mixing and rolling the dough.
125g of Flour
137g of Cheese
82g of Butter
1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/4 tsp of Black Pepper
62ml of Water
Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with parchment
Add the flour, cheese, butter, baking powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl and combine
Slowly add the water bit by bit to create a firm dough
Once combined you can start rolling out the dough on a lightly floured surface
I did this by taking a small chunk of the dough at a time and rolling it to a thickness slightly larger than a pencil
Repeat this until you have used all of the dough, I would recommend leaving 2-3cm between the sticks when baking as they do spread
Then you can pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown
If you are looking for recipes to try out with your toddler than I definitely recommend this one, it wasn’t too messy and was easy to get them involved and learning new skills for both mixing the dough and then rolling it too. Even if she wasn’ entirely happy about the sticky fingers (ironically as usually she revels in getting messy). They certainly were not as uniform as the first time I made them so a few needed cooking for a few minutes longer so make sure you keep as eye on the oven.
As always we would love to here if you tried out the recipe and if you have any suggestions for what we can try next!
Since moving to Stockholm, whilst being heavily pregnant, our social calender has not been what it once was so I have been looking for creative ways to keep Tabitha entertained and also feel like I am teaching her something in the process. So this week I decided that we should try to bake together, it is something that I thought she would like to get involved in, she loves getting her hands dirty, and I have missed since she came along so it just makes sense to incorporate the two. We had so much fun and it was surprisingly not stressful at all so I thought I would share it with you.
100g of Butter
100g of Sugar
100g of Flour
1teaspoon of Baking Powder
130g of Icing Sugar
6tablespoons of Water
Sprinkles (to decorate)
Start by preheating your oven to 200C (fan)
Then cream the butter and sugar together in a bow, I started this bit before letting her take over as it requires some elbow grease
Add the flour and baking powder and mix until crumbly
Add the eggs and whisk until your batter is smooth, again here I finished this off so it was the right consistency
Then pour your mixture into 12 cupcake cases
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes
Once baked, remove and allow to cool
Whilst the cupcakes are cooling you can make your icing by mixing the icing sugar and water
Then spread evenly over your cupcakes
Finally add the sprinkles and allow to set before eating!
They came out VERY flat, Tabitha clearly needs to develop her whisking technique, but they were still yummy, I mean come on, its cake and icing why wouldn’t it be yummy. It is definitely something that we will be doing together more often and I hope to share what we make with you.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions on what we can make/do?