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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Zesty Orange & Oats

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Biscuits | 20th February 2017 | By

When I’m in the mood for biscuits, I want a recipe that is quick and simple to make. I find a cookie craving needs to be satisfied fast, or I might be in danger of a trip to the shops for a packet of biscuits loaded with sugar and other unwanted ingredients. These crunchy peanut butter cookies with zesty orange & oats fit the bill nicely.

The biscuits are crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside and can be made in 30 minutes from start to finish. They are made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats for additional nutrition. The cookies are light on sugar but strong on flavour; the peanut butter and orange compliment each other in a highly satisfying way. They make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa and fill any holes that might be encountered through the day.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Zesty Orange and Oats
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Crunchy oat biscuits made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats. Light on sugar but strong on flavour, they make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa.
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Prep Time
18 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
18 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 50g salted butter
  2. 50g crunchy peanut butter
  3. 75g light muscovado sugar
  4. zest of 1 orange
  5. 1 egg
  6. 100g wholemeal spelt flour
  7. Ā½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  8. 75g rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the orange zest, followed by the egg.
  3. Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add the oats. Mix until just combined.
  4. Place heaped teaspoonfuls well apart on a large lined baking tray or two small ones.
  5. Place in a ready heated oven and bake at 180ā„ƒ for 10-12 minutes, depending on how well done you like your biscuits.
Notes
  1. Add 75g of chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey dimension.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
Treat Petite LogoI’m sending these crunchy peanut butter cookies off to The Baking Explorer and Cakeyboi for Treat Petite.

 

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    olivia Kirby
    20th February 2017

    I have all those ingredients bar the flour, can I use any flour?

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      Choclette
      20th February 2017

      You can use any flour you like Olivia, I just prefer wholemeal as it’s more nutritious. Let me know how you get on.

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    Elizabeth
    20th February 2017

    MMmm those look lovely! I like taking oatmeal cookies out cycling or trekking. They give such a great energy boost. šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      20th February 2017

      Yes, they are definitely good for outdoor activities. I’ve been slacking recently and need to get out more.

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    Sarah
    20th February 2017

    Oh I the idea of peanut butter and orange in an oat cookie. šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      20th February 2017

      It’s a flavour combination I came across when I was a child and have loved it ever since.

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    Sisley White
    20th February 2017

    You had me at peanut butter! I love a cookie and will definitely be making these asap!

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      Choclette
      20th February 2017

      Oh, let me know how you get on if you do make these Sisley šŸ™‚

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    Lucy Parissi
    20th February 2017

    I am with you – better bake something quick and delicious than buy it from a store. Store bought cookies are usually such a dissapointment!

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      Choclette
      20th February 2017

      They are just so phenomenally sweet Lucy. I don’t understand why they need to add so much sugar AND I have a sweet tooth!

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    Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe
    20th February 2017

    they look really satisfying – I would not think of pairing orange and peanuts in sweet food but then again I can see it easily in savoury food so I am sure it would work

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      Choclette
      21st February 2017

      Some of the first biscuits I ever made were peanut butter and orange, so I have a predilection now for that particular flavour pairing. They really are very nice though. Try it and let me know what you think.

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      Choclette
      21st February 2017

      Thanks Sylvia. The only trouble with delicious cookies like these, is that they don’t hang around very long.

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    Nico @ yumsome
    21st February 2017

    Orange and peanut butter, yes please! What a smashing combination, and I love that you’ve used a more ‘oomphy’ flour too, to make these cookies even more satisfying. Fab! xx

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      Choclette
      23rd February 2017

      Hahaha, love the idea of oomphy flour. That’s pretty much what I always use šŸ˜‰

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    Katharine
    22nd February 2017

    I completely agree about shop-bought biscuits! That huge long list of ingredients, all those fake fats and sugars… and they don’t taste half as nice as home made. Yours look and sound delicious – again, it’s not really a combination I’d ever thought of but I can’t wait to try it now – thank you!

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      Choclette
      23rd February 2017

      Ah, you should know me by know. I like to push the boat out and get people thinking. Having said that, I was making peanut butter orange biscuits as a teenager. No idea where I got the recipe I used to make then.

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    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    23rd February 2017

    These biscuits sound scrumptious! I’ve never had peanut butter and orange together but I’d love to try it! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite

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      Choclette
      23rd February 2017

      Thanks Kat, it’s a lovely flavour combination and well worth trying.

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    Cathy @ Planet Veggie
    23rd February 2017

    I love oats and peanut butter so I’m going to totally love these, especially with the added interest of orange!

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    Lucy
    23rd February 2017

    Mmm the combo of peanut butter and orange sounds lovely, I will have to make these very soon! Thanks for linking to my cookies.

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      Choclette
      26th February 2017

      My pleasure Lucy. I’m rather wishing I had a few left in the house now.

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    Corina
    23rd February 2017

    These look lovely and healthy! I do like peanut butter cookies and what a great idea to add a little orange zest!

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      Choclette
      26th February 2017

      Thanks Corina, peanut butter and orange may not be an obvious combination, but it’s a good one šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      26th February 2017

      I like the chewiness and texture that oats give a cookie. I can see oat cookies would be a good GF one to start you off.

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