How to: make chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies!


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The other day I made cookies for 20-30 people and needed to think up a recipe which was quick and yummy because I didn’t want to spend hours making them! I made a batch of white chocolate chip, milk chocolate chip and peanut butter! And my brother gave me the idea to mix the peanut butter and milk choc chip together for a unique flavour! This is perfect for people who want to make a quick treat whilst the kids are on a break from school!

Makes 12-14 cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup room temperature butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 & 1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
100g chocolate chunks

Always start by preparing the oven and lining the baking tray with paper. Gas mark 5 for today’s treats!

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You then want to get your butter (if its cold out the fridge, put it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds)

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Add 3/4 cup of sugar

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And very lightly cream together- you don’t want it to be smooth but just ensure all the mixture is combined. Over mixing will leave the mixture too runny and we’re looking for more of a dough as a harder dough cooks better biscuits.

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Pop in your egg

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And vanilla extract. I don’t like using vanilla essence as it’s often artificially flavoured and doesn’t taste as good

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Add in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter but of course you can add as much as you like depending on what your taste preference is. I’m using a chunky peanut butter with nuts for an extra crunch

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Bit by bit, add in your flour and mix the mixture in

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Add in your chocolate chips/ chunks/ pieces.. Whatever you like!

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Add in your bicarbonate of soda and mix this in well and evenly

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Your mixture will resemble this

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And that’s when you can scoop your mixture, a tablespoon at a time, into a heap. I managed to make 12

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You’ll need to leave them in the oven for around 20 minutes but don’t be afraid to take then out and lightly feel the centre of them.. If its too soft, give them another 5 minutes. And when you’ll take them out, they’ll look like this.

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London town


So living in London means that there are a lot of available sites nearby to keep you occupied. Ever since i started working, i discovered my city even more. I fell in love with it.

Not only have I ventured into towns I didn’t know existed, but I also am trying more things and am more confident than ever before. Even to go out to a new place every month, is proving to be a hit with me! I LOVE IT! Meeting new people from all walks of life and not only passing them by, but interacting with them too. The problem with working in retail is, that you are limited to only meeting the people that live in that area, but if you visit different areas all the time, who you meet, is completely beyond your control. I feel like this type of way of life is better than being surrounded by what you know all the time. Getting married, having children and even starting new job will involve meeting people unbeknown to you, so its a good idea to get out there. Restricting yourself to one type of population makes us naive, stereotype and and judge people before we even take a proper look at them.

As well as meeting new people, I have ventured to my trips in the city. This has meant going to musicals, restaurants and exhibits and tours that although seems a bit tourist-y, is actually really fun with the right people. I only ever go with my cousins as you all may know that i don’t socialise with people who i don’t know. being with these peoples makes me comfortable in an environment which I may otherwise not have been easy in. Remember.. There’s comfort in numbers :)

A list of places that I definitely recommend and a link to their websites are listed below. I only tend to do this once a month with my cousins, but its enough to refresh my mind..

  1. Musical- Wicked £25 an adult ticket
  2. Musical- Shrek £25 an adult ticket
  3. Restaurant- Steakout £20 a head
  4. Restaurant- Tinseltown £30 a head
  5. Theme Park- Thorpe park £20/ half price sale
  6. Tour- Harry Potter Warner Bro’s £28 adult
  7. Museum- British Museum/ Hajj exhibit £12

DISNEY!!


So I remember when I was a kid! I remember it VERY WELL! So well that sometimes I feel like I’m actually reliving it! My brother asked me the other day, a question about Disney princesses;

who was the only Disney princess that never got married?

OF COURSE! I knew who it was without a second thought! But it made me laugh how it’s programmed into my head! Just like learning at school.. How the memories of my childhood worked in the same fashion! I’m so excited to become older because I’ll become wiser, but I’m not looking forward to losing those memories!

I especially remember a time when I went on a holiday to New York! I was around 13/14 years old at the time and had gone on holiday with my cousins, who although we’re much older than me, were also a lot of fun! When I went to the Disney store on 5th avenue, a little part of my heart that I didn’t even know was there, LIT UP! I’ve never been so happy in my life! I think I wanted to buy everything that was there! And to top it off, they were promoting something that day and the disney characters were everywhere! Next stop for me is M&M world in Leicester square! I’m dying to go! I would love to try some new flavours of M&M’s (of course peanut is my fave).

I LOVE SATURDAYS! They were made for reminiscing!

P.S. Ariel was the only Disney princess that never got married! In case you were wondering ;)

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