Friday, 26 April 2013

PB&J



Well hello there! 

Next up on our cookie sandwich list is The PB&J (you got it, crumbly but moist peanut butter cookies sandwiched together with a Vanilla frosting and a layer of Morello Cherry Jam - for the grown up packed lunch box!)

160g Dove's Farm Gluten & Wheat Free Plain Flour
115g unsalted butter            
225g peanut butter               3/4tsp gluten free baking soda
100g granulated sugar            1/2tsp gluten free baking powder
65g brown sugar                  1/4tsp salt
1 egg                            2 handfuls of peanuts
1 tbsp milk                      1 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp vanilla (pod or extract)

Oven: 180degreesC

Beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add the granulated and brown sugar until light. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla until you get a smooth mix. Then's time for your dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt - fold them all in. Finish your dough by folding in chunky bits of peanuts.

Roll the mix in to balls and dip in granulated sugar (the size of the balls depends on how big you want your sandwich...mine were tablespoon amounts and they were pretty mighty!)Flatten slightly on a baking tray. I cooked mine for about 10-12 minutes but if you''re going smaller keep a close eye on them when it gets to the 6 minute mark! Leave to cool.

Use the same frosting as before and spread it on one cookie. Take your jam (I used Morello Cherry Jam for an adult kinda kick, but any berry jam should work in these -just use your noggins!) and put a dollop in the middle of your frosting. Don't spread it out...the jam will ooze out anyway when you squidge your cookies together! The perfect PB&J sandwich. 



These cookies were a bit more substantial and a lot thicker than their sister from "That's My Kind of Sandwich" - but still deliciously soft and chewy. The tang from the jam really gives the cookie something so I really recommend getting a decent flavour and standard of jam for these. 



This one was a sure fire winner with the little'uns running about my house - siblings may I add, definitely not my own. This cookie's a fun take on all those sweet childhood flavours...and much yummier than your standard PB&J in my opinion.


I'm saving my personal favourite until last so look out for that soon! 
xxx

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