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American chewy peanut butter cookies

22 May

I haven’t baked cookies in forever so I thought it was about time I got my wooden spoon out! I was supposed to be baking the

Sorry for rubbish iPhone photo!

gorgeous peanut butter and jam cookies as featured in issue 6 of Baked and Delicious magazine but, stupidly, I have gone and misplaced issue 6. I made these cookies as a surprise for my boyfriend coming home for a 4 day business trip and my word did they go down well!

I used a basic cookie recipe and then added around 4 sticky heaped tablespoons of peanut butter goodness. The recipe is in cups but, if you don’t have any, you could easily use a standard mug. It should make around 10 fat cookies.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 3/4 of a cup of melted butter
  • 2 cups of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups of crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts
How to:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees. For a fan oven, pre-heat to 170 degrees.
  • Mix the melted butter and sugar together until smooth.
  • Add the egg yolk, egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Sift in the flour until a slight doughy consistancy has formed.
  • Add the peanut butter one cup by one. At this point you may have to get your hands in there and mix. I used a pair of St Tropex self tanning gloves to avoid the mess!
  • Sprinkle over the chopped nuts.
  • Roll the mixture into a small ball and place on a pre-lined baking tray. I managed to fit 6 on one and the remaining 4 on the other.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the cookies to rest for 5 minutes with the oven door open.
  • Transfer to a baking tray and allow to cool.
Let me know if you make these and how they taste!
PS/ As a thank-you, R bought me these gorgeous pink lilies so the cookies must have been super delicious!
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The perfect gift for your yummy mummy!

11 Mar

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. You remembered, right? What? You didn’t? Oh well, guess you’re in a bit of a predicament then. What to do…

Tell you what, I’ll let you in on a little secret- you can head down to Millie’s Cookies this weekend and bag the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Who can resist the super soft dough of a Millie’s Cookie? And that, coupled with an extra special personalised message, will make the perfect gift this weekend.

With space for 20 characters, you can really get creative with your message. How about the simple “Best Mum in the World”? Or, as the title of this post suggests, remind her that she’s a “Yummy Mummy”.

They take just two hours to make so head down to your local store tomorrow or Saturday and treat your mum to a giant cookie (and you could also do the washing up too!).

A 12 inch giant cookie is priced at £14.99- yum yum!

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