Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Peanut Brownies

Peanut brownies are a type of cookie from New Zealand - one of those ones that everybody's grandma makes and can be found in the Edmond's Cookbook. They're simply a chocolate cookie packed full of peanuts. They're also really yummy. So is the raw cookie dough. But that doesn't mean that you should eat a lot of it, because if you do you will end up with a sore tummy, like I did. Yet that didn't stop me from trying  the cookies as soon as they came out of the oven, and then again the next morning just to make sure they were still good. Which they were. Simple and sweet and salty. Crunchy and chocolatey (I may have included just a bit more cocoa than the recipe specified). This recipe is extremely easy to put together so I would recommend mixing up a batch right away!

Peanut Brownies
Edmond's Cookbook

125 grams butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup peanuts

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a couple of cookie trays.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg, then sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add the peanuts and mix it all together as well as you can, with a spoon and then with your hands.

Scoop the dough with a teaspoon and roll it into balls. Press each cookie gently onto the baking tray and bake each batch for about 12 to 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. These cookies are perfect for my husband. He LOVES peanuts in cookies! So delicious!


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