The tastiest cookies on the block

KAREN MARTINI
Last updated 12:40 31/03/2014
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Marcel Aucar
NUT LOVERS UNITE: It's like a choc chip cookie meets an ANZAC biscuit, and the result is truly delicious.

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These crunchy, nutty cookies are really quite delicious, plus they're really fast and easy to make.

You can have these on the table in about an hour, though watch them as they're cooling down - I always tend to lose a few to nimble fingers.

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES WITH OATS AND DARK CHOCOLATE

150g castor sugar
175g brown sugar
80g unsalted butter
250g crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (60g each)
150g plain flour
1 tsp salt flakes
1 tsp bicarb soda
125g rolled oats, half finely processed, half left whole
60 good quality dark chocolate buttons

NEED TO KNOW

Main ingredient Oats
Type of dish Sweet treat
Course Snacks
Cooking time 30 min - 1 hour
Serves/makes 30
Special options Kid-friendly

1. Beat the castor sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla and eggs until creamy. Beat in the flour, salt and bicarb until amalgamated. Fold in the oats and chill for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat your oven to 150C fan-forced or 170C conventional.

3. Once the mix has chilled, pick off golf ball-sized balls (40 to 50 grams), push two chocolate buttons into the top of each and place on a lined baking tray (making sure to space them out, as they will spread into flat rounds) and bake for about 20 minutes or until aromatic and coloured on top - they will be soft when warm but will firm up once cooled.

4. Leave to cool on the tray for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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