This is my first recipe post in months. In fact, this is my first time blogging in our new flat.
We moved house a couple of weeks ago. We'd got settled in our first place together but recently we'd started to outgrow it, the kitchen was too small (it was always too small), we were running out of storage space and after we adopted George and Milo we realised we needed a bigger place.
So we did a little bit of house hunting and James found a great place with a big kitchen (it's like twice the size of the one in our first place! Eeee!), the spare room is bigger and we have a little outdoor space, which we're hoping to be able to BBQ on in the summer :D
Our new place is also a lot warmer. Although right now I don't need the heating on as I have a kitten-shaped hot water bottle snuggled in my dressing gown, not on my dressing gown, but in my dressing gown as I write this. I've edited most of these photos with a cuddly George on my lap. And he just booped me on the nose with his paw. Too cute.
The boys are also loving our new home. There's more space for them to run around chasing each other. The thought the boxes we great fun. Trying to pack boxes with two cats was hilarious. They nearly got boxed up a few times.
They love sitting on the bathroom windowsill and sleeping in the sun in our new house.
I can't believe how much they've grown already. I'm so looking forward to Christmas with the cats. I can't wait to see what they make of wrapping paper and ribbon on Christmas morning. My last cat, Taz, used to dive bomb into the middle of the pile of unwrapped paper and then run off with pieces of it behind the sofa to attack and chew.
So, these cookies.
I had a craving for peanut butter cookies and I hadn't baked in a while, so I whipped up a batch. Super easy. Super quick. And only using 4 ingredients. As it is the holiday season it's the perfect time to bake cookies. Everyone loves cookies at Christmas. Am I right?
They're so good. Chewy with a good crunchy top.
I know I've said it before, and I'll say it again, simple is often best. And in my mind you can't go wrong when there's peanut butter involved.
James says they're the best cookies I've ever made :D
You could swap the raisins for chocolate chips or maybe even dried cranberries as it is coming up to Christmas.
Or leave the fruit out and go full PB!
4-ingredient peanut butter raisin cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Ingredients (12 cookies)
- 1 cup (250g) smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup (120g) oat flour
- 1/2 cup (150g) raisins
- 1/3 cup (180ml) maple syrup + 2 tablespoons
- Preheat your oven to 180c/350F
- Heat the maple syrup and peanut butter in a pan on a low to medium heat.
- Add the flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Once the peanut butter and maple syrup is melted, take the pan off the heat and pour it into the flour and stir it in. This is where you may want to add the other 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to help the cookie come together.
- Stir in the raisins.
- Line a baking tray/cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Separate the cookie dough into 12 balls and place them on the baking tray. I recommend using slightly wet hands to stop the dough sticking to your hands.
- Using a fork, press down the cookies.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Leave the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking tray before transferring them to a wire rack to let them cool completely.
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