Peanut Mocha Cookies

Summer is just about over and I couldn’t be more excited because I’ll be heading to Japan soon for the Rugby World Cup! In the meantime, I’ve been baking a bit more than usual. I still had some ground peanuts, so decided to bake up some cookies. However, as I was out of eggs, I tried out something else for these Peanut Mocha Cookies. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup ground peanuts
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 sachets instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • a few tablespoons of water as needed

First, combine to peanuts, flour, coffee, and chocolate chips in a bowl.

Next, add the almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix it in as best as possible.

At this point, you may need to add a bit of water and use your hands to help the dough form. I added about 4 tablespoons of water to mine which made it just about right.

Form the cookies by hand if the dough is a bit crumbly. Otherwise, you can roll it out and shape with cookie cutters. Then, pop it in the oven for 12-13 minutes at 180 C / 350 F.

And there you have it, Peanut Mocha Cookies! They’re not as pretty as the Date ones, but they taste just as nice. I’m not sure the coffee came through as much as I hoped. But when combined with the chocolate, the flavour was rich and moorish, especially when paired with a cup of tea or coffee.

All in all, these cookies weren’t perfect, but turned out alright despite the lack of eggs. Sometimes in life, you just gotta go with what you got, and make it work. Or in the case of treats, make it edible! I hope you give these a try and enjoy the last day of summer! And if you’re looking for something to do, the Downs Festival is this weekend! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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