August 20, 2009

Nanny's peanut butter biscuits

Yesterday was such a busy day here at the Baker household; I had to go to work, the kids went to school and mum got to have the house all to herself for the day. I thought she would enjoy the break from our madness and noise (or should I say the boys noise!). Mum has had a pretty intense week at work herself, being a caterer she put in some massive hours before her Sydney break (fairly typical in the Hospitality industry- if you ask for holidays, you'll be worked into the ground until the day you leave).
I thought mum could put her feet up, sit back and totally relax........well I think this lasted for all of 15 minutes! I had to ring mum from work telling her I was getting a late lunch rush and could she please get the boys from school- no worries. When I met up with them at home I found the massive pile of laundry mum had washed, hung out to dry and then ironed!!! Not only was the laundry done, I turned into the kitchen to make a cuppa tea for us when I spotted the home baked biscuits she had whipped up for an after school snack- WOW!
I can't remember the last time I arrived home to find home-made biscuits that I didn't make. I put that kettle on to boil faster than a three year old could eat a stolen chocolate (and at our house that is pretty fast!). Food always seems to taste that much better when someone else makes it and these peanut butter cookies were no exception. The nutty, crumbly, buttery texture melted in your mouth and you just had to go back for seconds, or was that thirds Nic?
Thanks mum for all the help and especially for the ironing and biscuits, your the BEST!

Nanny's Peanut Butter Biscuits
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
icing sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 180 (350).
In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat until smooth and combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Stop mixer and add flour and peanut butter, mix on medium speed until well combined.
Press a generous teaspoon of mixture into the crushed peanuts before placing on a greased baking tray.
Bake for 15 minutes, cool on a wire rack and once cool give a good dusting of icing sugar.

Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!


TKW said...

Wow, your mom is a caterer? Cooking talent obviously runs in the family!

Jessie K said...

Hi Camilla: Jake and I are addicted to peanut butter over here, so I will definitely be making these! Peanut butter and peanuts....YUM!!! JK

Camilla Baker said...

Hey Jessie,
you won't be disappointed with these little beauties.