I love peanut butter. If I can find ways of putting it into a recipe then I will. These delicious peanut butter shortbread biscuits are amazing eaten on their own, with or without the jam filling. Really easy to make with no fancy ingredients and no need to be Nigella!
Just eight ingredients and eight steps to delight.
Give them a go – your waistline might not thank me but your friends and family will!!
You can use all caster sugar if you have no soft brown sugar, and some people prefer smooth peanut butter. Go with your gut. I am not a believer in the scientific method of baking. Only got 120g flour? Then just half all the other ingredients. Only got margerine? Use that! The biscuits won’t be as buttery but will still be tasty. Mix it up a little and use what you have. The results might not always be the same but sometimes that’s how you find a magic recipe.
Peanut Butter Jammy Dodgers
• 140g unsalted butter – softened
• 110g crunchy peanut butter
• 50g soft brown sugar
• 75g caster sugar
• 1 egg yolk
• 240g Plain flour
• Pinch salt
• 2Tbsp jam
1/ First of all, put the jam into a mug and microwave for 1min 30 sec. Pour into a bowl and leave. Be careful as it will be scalfing hot, leave in a safe place to cool. This will make your jam stickier and when cooled it will set between your biscuits instead of sliding out.
2/ Turn your oven to 180°c and line two baking trays with parchment.
3/ Beat butter, peanut butter and both sugars until smooth.
4/ Add egg yolk and mix.
5/ Add salt and flour and bring together. The dough will be crumbly, use your hands to bring it together into a ball.
6/ Roll out on a floured worktop to the thickness of a pound coin. Cut out circles using a cutter or a tumbler. Pull the rest of the dough together and repeat. You should get 16 biscuits. Take a small shape cutter and cut the centre out of half of the biscuits (keep these bits and bake them along with your biscuits). If you dont have any small cutters just leave them all whole, the sandwiched biscuits will still taste the same!
7/ Bake the biscuits for 12min. Check the edges are nicely golden – if not give them a further 2min. Leave on tray to cool for ten min before placing on a cooling rack as they are still soft when you take them out. Make sure your cook the small shaped pieces you removed from the centres, they make the crunchiest nibbles!
8/ Let the biscuits fully cool for an hour then sandwich together with a teaspoon of jam. Dust with icing sugar to make them look pretty!
Try not to eat them all before you let others tatse them!
Do you like peanut butter? What other things have you used it in? My kids both love it so we are alway thinking up ways to mix it up. Let me know what you think!