Monday, 15 June 2015

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Biscuits

Once upon a time I loved to buy biscuits from a certain American biscuit ( cookie ) store.  Yes,  those were the days when I had money and no family to feed  From memory those bought biscuits came at a premium price of around $2.50 each. 

Times have changed and so have my tastes.  I just love homemade biscuits and along with Cranberry Hootycreek Biscuits,  these Peanut Butter Choc Chip Biscuits are my all time favourite.  Whether you make them big or small,  crunchy or soft,  they are divine.   Made into giant biscuits, they make a great present for a hungry teenage boy.

1 cup of butter or margarine ( 250 grams )
¾ cup of white sugar
¾ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of peanut butter – crunchy or smooth
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda ( bi carb )
2 ½ cups of plain flour
½ cup of chocolate choc chips
½ cup of crushed peanuts

Cream the butter / margarine and sugars together with electric beaters.
Add the peanut butter,  baking powders and baking soda and mix well.
Add the flour,  chocolate choc chips and crushed peanuts and mix well.
Drop teaspoonful’s of compacted dough onto greased baking trays and flatten with your hand.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until slightly golden around the edges.
Remove from the tray when cool.

HANDY HINTS –

*  Biscuit dough can be frozen.  Wrap the dough in log sizes with cling wrap.  To defrost allow 15 – 30 minutes and slice into biscuit size pieces.  Alternatively you can put the dough in the microwave for about 20 seconds to defrost..

*  Providing you have a big enough bowl,  this recipe can be easily doubled.  When I'm on a roll I make two double batches and freeze most of it for future baking.

*  Biscuits stay fresh for about 5 – 7 days in an airtight container.

These biscuits are great to give as presents.  



12 comments:

  1. They look delicious Wendy. With peanut butter coming up on half price special at Woolies this week, they will be more economical to make as well! 😉

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  2. Yum! These are on my must-try list :)

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  3. Hi Wendy. These look and sound so yummy.
    Will attempt to make these tomorrow, thank you for sharing these recipes with us all.

    Just wondering whether you could post your meal plan soon? And whether you will be appearing on any more interviews for ACA?

    Kimberly

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    1. Hoping to post a meal plan soon. I've been busy with family birthdays and extra work.

      I'd love to do more on ACA but I have to wait for them to want me. You could email ACA ( on their website ) and request for more stories with me.

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  4. After the success of the Cranberry HootyCreek cookies recipe you shared Wendy, I will definitely be trying these ones. On my to do list for tomorrow. They sound very yummy!

    xTania

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  5. Thanks Wendy! It is a good point that shops sell things for so much each. So expensive. And these would make great presents. I dont know if it would work but I used to bake choc chip biscuit recipe as ONE huge biscuit on a pizza pan. Then slice it through when still warm to get neat slices, like a pizza. Wrapped in cellophane this was a great teenage gift. Mega chocolate chip cookie! This recipe might be good for that. It is a hit! And an inexpensive gift but memorable! xxx

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  6. Thanks! I was just wondering what your recipe was for these cookies :) gonna make some soon!

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  7. Thank you for the recipe, I'll definately make these for my family & as gifts.
    Blessings,

    Karen

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  8. do you sift the baking powder and soda with the flour ? or add one then the other ?

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    1. I don't sift anything unless it has lumps. I just sprinkle to baking powder and bi carb over the top of the wet ingredients and let the mixer do the rest.

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  9. Hi Wendy,
    Do you use unsalted peanuts for the biscuits.

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    1. I'm pretty certain they are unsalted. I buy the no name packet of crushed peanuts.

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