Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Given how soft the dough was I decided to bake these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in a muffin tin. These made for an interesting shape and a decent size treat.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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There are many things that do not work properly in South Africa. Our national airline is a shambles. Electricity supply is subject to demand and can be turned off at any time, with little warning. The Government is at best inefficient, and at worst, corrupt. Millions are stolen from the tax payers coffers on a regular basis. Our unemployment rate is scary to say the least. And the level of education offered is pathetic. But despite all of that, I would not live anywhere else in the world. Our quality of life is fantastic, even if our crime rate is horrific. The vaccine roll out has been a contentious matter. It took our Government an age to get it going. First the Astra-Zeneca vaccine was rejected due to the side effects. And then the Johnson & Johnson one was discarded due to a bad batch.

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Our health care workers were given trial doses that were left over, way before the rest of the country could even register. Then in April, registrations opened to the over 60’s. The roll out started on the 17th of May and the expectation was to give everyone their first dose before the end of June. The over 50’s were scheduled for October, but because of the relatively smooth running, we could register on the 1st of July. I considered myself blessed to get my notification to come for my vaccine on the 5th. Ten days before they had planned to start the roll out and 3 months before I expected to get jabbed. By this stage Dave had already had his second dose so I felt like a blanket of protection had been placed over us. And for those of you who are interested, I got the Pfizer vaccine.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These make for a great tea time or lunch box treat
Servings: 9 cookies
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Quick & Easy page 190

Ingredients

  • 70 g coconut oil, melted
  • 100 g coconut sugar
  • 150 g flour
  • 5 mls baking powder
  • 80 g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 75 mls milk *
  • 30 g unsalted peanut butter **
  • 1 pinch fine salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the coconut oil, sugar, flour, baking powder and chocolate into a mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Add the milk, peanut butter and salt and mix until the dough comes together
  • Use an ice cream scoop and scoop equal portions into a sprayed muffin tray
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tray
  • Store in an airtight container

Notes

* you can use almond or oat milk. ** try with almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter.
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7 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. happy to hear that the vaccinations are starting to be given in South Africa.

    I’m just curious – you point out some of the negatives of your country, but then mention how good the quality of life is. What are some of the things you enjoy about living in South Africa?

    and those are one of my favorite types of cookies!

    1. We have a good quality of life without earning salaries that put us into a wealthy bracket. We can eat out, travel overseas (which given the poor value of our Rand is quite something), drive decent cars and employ domestic staff. Where we live, the crime rate is low, we have the sea and mountains around us, and amazing weather, even when it is cold! Our lives are truly blessed and I know beyond the reach of many of our friends overseas who are in the same socio-economic bracket as us.

  2. Hi Tandy, I tried to leave a comment earlier but I don’t think it worked because the connection dropped. Apologies if you get two comments. I find the crime in South Africa very prohibitive. It stops me doing things I would like to do. We had planned to go to Kuruman to see the Wonderwerk caves but I read there has been attacks on tourists in this area so we changed our plans. I prefer holidays overseas where I can relax more than I can here. I am always anxious when we travel in South Africa. We had a home invasion in 2010 and I have never really recovered mentally from that.

    1. have you had counselling for the home invasion? I am so sorry to read about your anxiety levels. Where we live, things are so much different. I hope you never encounter crime overseas. I have which left me quite angry!

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