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We’re coming up to our last few weeks in Spain and I’m thinking about how to use up all the groceries we bought. I probably shouldn’t have bought a pack of sugar (about 350 g) but it was only about €0.50 so I’m not going to kill myself but I will give an honest go of using some of it. Peanut butter is not a common ingredient in Spain (most likely all of Europe) and is therefore expensive (€6.00 for a 500 g jar) but JT loves the stuff, so we splurged. We’ll be away for about 9 days of the last 18 days in Spain so I wanted to start on my pantry cleanup sooner than later.

I didn’t want to buy another package of butter so I needed a recipe that did not use it. Fortunately, this one is an old favourite, slightly modified to incorporate pantry ingredients. The 30 g portions make a decent size cookie but not large by any stretch of the imagination. The butter is not beaten into the peanut butter (mainly because I didn’t have a mixer) just mixed in well, without too much exertion which makes it an easy cookie recipe. I’ll be definitely keeping this one in my repertoire.

Delicious cookies with just the right amount of chewiness.

Pantry Clean Out Peanut Butter Cookies

A KitchenInspirations Original Recipe

Makes 19 cookies about 30 g each

Ingredients:

  • 250 g crunchy peanut butter (natural, no salt or sugar added)
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g flour
  • 165 g sugar
  • 3 g salt
  • 50 dark chocolate with sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the peanut butter and eggs and mix well.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
  5. Portion out 30 g balls and flatten slightly with your palm. Dot the chocolate pieces onto each one evenly.
  6. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350° F.

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