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Peanut butter cookies

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Peanut butter cookies
Peanut butter cookies
  • Makes: 20

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes, these protein-packed treats are a great start to the day with a glass of milk or yogurt and fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 175 g (2/3 cup) crunchy peanut butter (with no added sugar)
  • 50g (¼cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 50g (¼cup) golden caster (superfine) sugar
  • 40g (3tbsp) light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 125g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 50g (2 cups) cornflakes, lightly crushed

Making your own peanut butter is quick and easy. Blend 175g (2/3 cup) unsalted roasted shelled peanuts for a few seconds in a blender or food processor, until roughly chopped. Drizzle 2tbsp of groundnut or sunflower oil over the top and add a small pinch of salt, if liked. Process for about 30 secs for crunchy peanut butter and 1-2 mins for smooth.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (375°F / gas mark 5)
  2. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment. Place the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl and beat together until well-mixed and creamy. Add the sugars and beat again. Gradually add the egg, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift over the flour and mix to a stiff dough.
  3. Put the crushed cornflakes on a plate. Roll the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls, then roll in the cornflakes to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them slightly apart, then flatten them a little with the palm of your hand (this will stop them rolling off the sheet!).
  4. Bake for 10-12 mins until firm, then remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve two or three cookies with a glass of milk, a smoothie or a small bowl of yoghurt and fresh fruit. You can store them in an airtight container for up to a week

Cook's tip: Making your own peanut butter is quick and easy. Blend 175g (2/3 cup) unsalted roasted shelled peanuts for a few seconds in a blender or food processor, until roughly chopped. Drizzle 2tbsp of groundnut or sunflower oil over the top and add a small pinch of salt, if liked. Process for about 30 secs for crunchy peanut butter and 1-2 mins for smooth.Nutritional info: Peanut butter is a good source of protein. 50g (3tbsp) will provide about a quarter of a child?s daily requirement.

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