peanut butter biscuits {gluten-free}

Hi all, I hope you’ve had a lovely bank holiday. I’m half-watching Kingsman right now and nearly falling asleep on my laptop… I went for a 50km bike ride with my boyfriend today and I’m absolutely knackered!

I went to a cider and sausage festival yesterday evening with my housemates which was awesome; we made a beeline for this climbing frame in the garden and ended up sitting on this ridiculously uncomfortable net for the whole night, drinking cider and chatting. That, a new Princess {I’m in the ‘really happy about it’ camp} and the rain today has made for a very British bank holiday.

Today I’m sharing a gluten-free recipe {at long last!} for peanut-butter biscuits. They’ve got the salt-sweet balance down, and are really quick and easy to make. They’re pretty great on their own, but you can spruce them up by rolling them in a little sugar or adding chocolate. Joy the Baker – whose recipe this is – even adds bacon to hers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 
  • 0.5 cup brown sugar {make sure to squish it down to get the correct volume}
  • 0.5 cup caster sugar + a little more for rolling
  • 1 egg {room temp.}
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • chocolate buttons

Method:

Preheat your oven to 180*C and line a couple of trays with greaseproof paper. 
Measure out the peanut butter and sugars into a mixing bowl, and combine using electric beaters. 
Be warned, some mixers won’t like the bits of peanut in crunchy peanut butter, so don’t go overboard.
Next, add the egg and the baking powder and mix again until all combined. 
Scoop out little portions of biscuit mix and roll into balls. If you like, you can roll them in caster sugar, or top with a chocolate button. Squish them down with a fork, and bake for 10 minutes. 
Retrieve from the oven when they’ve just browned on top and transfer to a tray to cool.

What did you get up to this bank holiday? Are you happy about the royal baby news, or not really that bothered? 😛
NB. this recipe is also dairy-free if you leave out the chocolate, or use a dairy-free chocolate. 
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