Peanut butter is one of my absolute favourite things to eat in the world. If I was marooned on a desert island I would want to have at least one jar of peanut butter with me. I confess I have some peanut butter every day. Usually spread on a slice of toast. Nothing else, just peanut butter. I do also love to bake with it, making cakes and cookies, etc.
Peanut Butter Cookies are my absolute favourite cookie next to oatmeal and as soon as I saw what was in the January Degustabox I knew what I wanted to make. Peanut Butter Cookies, using the Sun-Pat peanut butter which was one of the products included in the box I received.
As those of you who have been reading me for a while know, I am the lucky recipient of the gift of a Degustabox each month. Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am gifted with one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie. I just love these boxes. Each one is always a lovely surprise.
Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift to me. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. I even have a code that can give you which will give you a 5 discount off of your first box. I will tell you about that at the end. I have been getting these boxes for a couple of years now and I have to say I have never been disappointed.
The January 2020 Box was entitled the "Breakfast On The Go" Box. It was filled with lots of goodies for us to try and to enjoy.
CHESCOTS Supergut Porridge Pots 2 X 1.99
Chescots luxury health brand was founded by the doctor and nutritionist Dr Jamie Mills. SuperGut on-the-go porridge pots contain half your daily fibre and probiotic fibres to support your gut, with over 3 X the average fibre content of other porrige pots. It comes in two delicious flavours raspberry or black currant & coconut. Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free.
Available on Ocado, chescots.co.uk and Amazon.
BOUNCE Energy Ball Peanut 1 X 1.79
Our Peanut Protein ball is the alpha-male of the Bounce Ball range. Weighing in at an impressve 13g of high quality protein, with lots of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants, it's deliciously satisfying.
Available at Waitrose, Ocado, Holland and Barrett, Planet Organic, BP and Shell.
ZEST Vegan Basil Pesto 1 X 2.20
Zest Vegan Pesto is made only from the leaf of the basil plant and without cheese or any other animal products. Free from artificial anything, suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Available on Ocado, Amazon, Morrisons, and independent stores throughout the UK.
CRAFTED Blueberry & Blackberry Fruit Juice Drink 1 X 1.50
Try this wonderfully fragrant, zesty and refreshing blend of fruit and water, best served cold, or over ice. All CRAFTED juice drinks are all natural, with no added sugar, sweeteners or preservatives. They are certified by the Vegan Society and count as one of your five a day. #Thatsourcraft
Available in the major supermarket chains
WHITWORTHS Shots Berry & White Chocolate 1.60 for a 4 pack
The good natured little snack - healthier mixes of fruits, nuts and/or seeds with a hint of indulgence.
Available at the major supermarket chains.
KALLO Organic Honey Rice and Corn Cakes 1 X 1.89
Kallo are proud to intoduce Organic Honey Rice & Corn Cakes. Why not try with a dollop of Greek yogurt, sliced banana and berries.
Available at Waitrose, Sainsbury's and specialist healthfood shops
WHOLESUMS Fresh Veg Popped Chips 1 X 1.75
Wholesums Fresh Veg Popped Chips are a first to the maret innovative sack. Made from whole potatoes, whole peas and whole carrots, leaving none of the good stuff out. Wholesums are only 86 calories per serving as well as being Vegan and Gluten free. Goodness from the ground up and available in 4 flavours.
22g bags available from Sainsbury's local.
Introducing new Kit Kat Chunky and Yorkie More! A delicious Kit Kat Chunky with a layer of "Raspberry and Hazelnut" and a Chunky Yorkie bar with "Oats, Apple and Cinnamon". Both have *30% less sugar, contain real fruit and are a source of protein, with Yorkie also being a source of fibre!
*30% less sugar than similar chocolate products
EAT NATURAL Simply Vegan peanuts, coconut and chocolate 1
The Vegan friendly, gluten free bar combines delicious chunky peanuts, coconut shreds and creamy seeds - for a crisp plant power. Unsulphered apricots add a satisfying chew, while roastd chickpeas bring an all important protein to the party. A final undercoating of dark chocolate adds an indulgent edge.
Available at Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose, Boots and WHSmiths amongst others.
NESCAFE Gold Almond Latte 1 X 2.98
Our delicious dairy alternative amond latte is made with a blend of high quality coffee and almond. Each non-dairy latte sachet is easy to prepare - simply add hot water, stir and savour the taste of a coffee that has been creatd with quality ingredients. With a smooth and creamy taste, you can be sure to enjoy a high quality coffee wherever your day takes you.
This was the product of the month and is available at Tesco, Ocado, and will soon be available in ASDA, Morrisons, JS and COOP.
PrepCo. Mediterranean Couscous, Indian Rice, Thai Green Curry, Mexican Rice 2
PrepCo, the convenient and delicious on-the-go snack leading the lunch time revolution. Made with tasty natural ingredients, and enough veg to tick off 1 of your 5 a day So now you can grab something that tastes great and makes you feel good. No there's a win. Boxes include one pot.
Available at Sainsbury's and on Ocado.
SUN-PAT Peanut butter 200g 1.79
The Nation's best tasting peanut butter! Packed with 96% peanuts - Sun Pat is a delicious source of protein to fuel you through the day. Pack it on bagels, spread it on toast, or eat it straight from the jar. Pick up a jar in Smooth or Crunchy.
Available in major supermarket chains. One jar included in each box.
I decided to use some of the creamy peanut butter to make my cookies. You can also use crunchy peanut butter if you wish. I prefer the smooth.
This recipe makes 12 perfectly delicious, nicely sized peanut butter cookies. Soft in the middle and crunchy at the edges . . .
In short the perfect peanut butter cookie. Perfect for tea break, after school or just for snacking.
Just the right size for the smaller family. You can enjoy them with a hot drink if you wish, but I like to enjoy mind with a glass of cold milk.
And yes, I dunk. I like dunking my cookies . . . even into hot drinks . . .
This simple dough is shaped into balls and then pressed flattish with either a fork or a cookie press. I used the bottom of my crystal sugar bowl.
I think it left a nice pattern on them . . .
You could use a meat pounder to make deepish divets if you wanted to . . .
No matter the shape or pattern these are meant to be enjoyed . . .
Mmmmm . . . incredibly edibly moreish. Not too sweet, nicely peanut buttery. In short . . . perfect.
Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
Author: Marie Rayner
Your favourite cookie down-sized for the smaller family. Incredibly moreish.
- 90g smooth or crunchy peanut butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 large free range egg
- 35g plain flour (1/4 cup)
- 95g granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
How to cook Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with some baking paper. Set aside.
- Measure all of the cookie ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix together at medium speed until a smooth dough forms. Shape into 12 (1-inch) round balls. Press each flat with a cookie stamp or criss cross with a fork. (I used the bottom of my crystal sugar pot) If the dough is sticky you can dip your press or fork into some granulated sugar before pressing.
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two before scooping off to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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I really DO make great use of and enjoy many of these fabulous products I am sent each month to try out.
Many thanks to Degustabox UK for gifting me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile. If you like the sound of this box, why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before. Included is also a detailed information card which tells you all about each product included, and other extras such as recipes, etc.
So, that was the January Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is 12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit www.degustabox.com
Use the code 2ROE0 to get 5 off your first Degustabox, free delivery enjoy!