Last night I felt like baking and for some unknown reason I had been thinking about these peanut butter biscuits that mum used to make for my sister and I when we were little. Perhaps having booked our flights back to Perth for March for a wedding and to catch up with the family has brought up some of those childhood memories.
The result were these moorish peanut butter biscuits that are both crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle.
The recipe is very simple and delicious but not healthy. I guess sometimes we just need a treat. Here is the recipe I used:
Peanut Butter Biscuits
- 1/2 cup of softened butter (100g)
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, I used crunchy to add a bit of texture)
- 1 & 1/4 cups of flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- dash of salt
In a mixer add in the butter, after a couple of minutes add in the sugars and then the peanut butter and the egg. Once combined, mix the dry ingredients together then slowly add into the wet ingredients whilst the mixer combines it all.
You then need to chill the batter. It’s suggested to chill in the fridge for 3 hours but I’m a little impatient so decided to freeze it for ½ hour in a long log shape so it cooled quickly. I then took it out of the freezer and chopped it into 1-2cms rounds. I laid them out on baking paper and pressed them down with a fork to make those typical markings that we are all used to seeing on these types of biscuits.
The oven was set to 180-190’C and they only take 10 minutes before being transferred to a wire rack for cooling. It made about 20 biscuits all up and I’m sure they will disappear fast.