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Recipe – Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

I’ve had a lovely few days with my parents and have pretty much spent the weekend shopping and eating! I picked up some bargains in TKMaxx, a beautiful copper light in IKEA and finally introduced my Dad to Wahaca (he’s a fan!).

Sadly, I have two days of essay prep and writing ahead – not quite as fun but I will be so happy when it is done and I can stop thinking about it.

Today’s recipe makes a batch of delicious cookies containing one of my favourite ingredients…peanut butter! Matched with strawberry jam, it is a perfect combination and great with a cup of tea.

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Ingredients

50g of butter or margarine

2 tablespoons of caster sugar

1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons of peanut butter – I used the crunchy kind

8 tablespoons of self-raising flour

Strawberry jam (about 8 teaspoons)

How to make it

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4 and lay baking paper on an ovenproof tray
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy

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  • Add the egg yolk and peanut butter and mix well

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  • Next add the flour and mix until a soft dough has formed

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  • Grab a plum-sized amount of dough in your hands, roll into a ball then flatten slightly on the baking tray

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  • Use your thumb to make a little well inside each cookie

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  • Spoon your jam into the centre of the cookies

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  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown then enjoy!

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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