Ah, summer days…
This is the best part of the holidays for me - after the rush of Christmas and New Year, there's just over a week left before it's back to school and work, and you get to really appreciate the blue skies and long sunny days.
But as far as baking goes, it's not possible to do anything very sophisticated with ever-present young "helpers"around, so we're sticking to the basics. And what could be more holiday-baking-basic than peanut butter biscuits?!
Crispy on the outside, and soft and peanut-buttery on the inside. They make you want to lift your face up to the sun and smile : )
Peanut Butter Biscuits
Recipe by Tea, Cake and Create
125g butter at room temp.
100g peanut butter*
100g golden syrup
100g brown sugar plus extra for sprinkling
50g uncooked oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
* I use peanut butter with no extra salt or sugar added. If you are using a sweetened peanut butter, you may want to decrease the amount of sugar in the recipe.
Beat together the butter, peanut butter, syrup, vanilla and sugar.
Add the flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Flatten with a fork.
Bake at 180'C for approx 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before lifting off the baking tray.