Peanut Brownies were my absolute favourite biscuit as a kid. On Sundays, Mum used to bake with my brother and I, and we would take turns at choosing the recipe. Peanut brownies were certainly my go-to; I always had to be persuaded to try something different (gingerbread men every now and then!). This is the recipe that Mum always used to make with us; and it is the very same recipe that I would always use today. Don’t eat them all at once; and try to make sure it gets past the cookie dough stage.
- 125 g butter, softened
- 1 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 1.5 c flour
- 1 t baking powder
- punch of salt
- 2 T cocoa
- 1 c roasted unsalted peanuts
- 180°C fan bake.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together and add to the creamed mixture.
- Add peanuts and mix.
- Flatten tablespoonfuls onto a greased tray, and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.