The Perfect Training Snack – Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

This is an IDEAL pre-workout snack or can even be used as a tasty snack on those long bike rides. Our favourite cook Ina Paarman keeps churning out winners and this is one we really enjoy eating

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

There were no shortage of tasters when we made these! They were even more peanutbuttery the next day.

You will need:
  • 2 baking trays
  • baking paper
  • scissors
  • 1 large bowl
  • electric beaters
  • measuring spoons
  • spatula
  • tablespoon
  • fork
  • oven gloves
  • cooling rack
  • 1 x 390 g Ina Paarman’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 75 g butter at room temperature
  • generous ¼ cup (60-80 ml) peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 extra large or jumbo egg at room temperature

Adjust oven rack to one slot above the middle shelf. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. Mix cookies according to package instructions, but use only 75 g butter, because we are adding peanut butter. Beat the peanut butter in with the butter.

Roll large rounded tablepoonsful of cookie mixture into balls. Place them 5 cm apart on the prepared trays. Dip a fork into the reserved dry mixture and use it to flatten the cookies. Press down quite firmly so they end up being about ½ cm thick. Remember to dip the fork after every cookie otherwise the dough will stick to the prongs of the fork.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove the baking tray from the oven and leave the cookies on the baking tray to firm up before gently lifting them onto a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool down completely before tasting! Store in an airtight container.

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