Friday, December 08, 2006

Peanut Cookies

Ah, I'm so lazy! Lots of cooking, lots of eating, but haven't blogged anything. My excuse is that I STILL haven't set up my home computer, much less got a net connection happening:that will all be sorted out over Christmas. But for now -- COOKIES!!!

I can't for the life of me remember where I found the recipe for these, but they're in my "foody" database I’m compiling and I’ve made them twice now to resounding reviews. They’re really easy too, which is always good in my book!

Peanut Cookies

125g butter (I originally used "no added salt" butter - I recommend you go the normal stuff)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda (I use about 1/4 of a teaspoon)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup salted peanuts (I didn’t have any salted peanuts, so used chopped nuts instead - also tasty, but again, if you’ve got some salted nuts handy, use those)
1/3 cup finely crushed cornflakes
crushed cornflakes, extra

Preheat oven to 180C.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the egg and beat well. Fold in sifted flour and bicarb soda. Add rolled oats, coconut, peanuts and cornflakes, mix well. Put teaspoon-fulls of mixture onto a lightly greased oven tray, allow room for spreading. If you're a little, uh, particular like me, roll the mixture into balls and then flatten them a bit, otherwise just dumping the mixture on the tray works fine. Sprinkle the extra corn flakes over the top. Bake in moderate oven 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Mm, peanut-y goodness!

Do I really need to add that if you have a nut allergy to stay away from this? It would seem obvious, but I've met some people who seem a sheep short of the full flock in the top paddock...

1 comment:

mellie said...

I so have to make these after tasting yours!