BABESES! I am so excited for this weeks hump day post. Not only am I featuring my first ever guest post BUT its my first ever guest post from one of my fav people! As you may recall, last week I did a guest blog post for the lovely Tracy over at The Culinary Jumble. Today.. I have the absolute pleasure of bringing you one from her. Not does this amazingly talented babes bake your classics but she’s also rocks some incredibly delicious gluten free and low/refined sugar ones for those who have allergies or still want yummy treats without all the sugar. You can find all of her social media links below so make sure you go and check them out!
Ok, enough from me, lets hand this over to her!
Firstly, thank you so much Missy for allowing me to do a guest post for your fabulous blog. Your recipes are mouth-wateringly amazing, your little girl delightful and your way with words inimitable!
Okay, enough of the rampant fawning! On to business! Hi, my name is Tracy and my blog is The Culinary Jumble – it’s a mix of baking, main meals and any other things that take my interest. The emphasis for me is on making balanced food from scratch that my whole family can enjoy – sometimes my recipes are healthy, other times, not so much. I am way more interested in giving my kids food that isn’t packed with artificial ingredients than scrutinising their sugar and butter intake, although everything in moderation, of course!
So, let’s get to the matter in hand – my recipe! I came up with these lovely little chocolate cookies sandwiched together with a peanut butter and chocolate cream filling. They are gluten free as well as being low in fat and sugar. The idea in my head was a healthier version of an Oreo, but what I ended up with tasted more like a Bourbon biscuit (the Brits will know what I am talking about, so apologies if you haven’t had the good fortune to try one if you are somewhere else in the world). The cookie is crunchy, and the filling provides the perfect complementary sweetness.
- 65g rice flour (you could use either white or brown)
- 35g oat flour
- 35g cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate (baking) soda
- 1.5 teaspoons flax or chia seeds
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 35g good quality chocolate
- 50g smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
~ Pre-heat the oven to 175°C and line a large baking tray with grease-proof paper.
~ Beat the egg and then add the agave syrup and honey.
~ In a separate bowl, combine the flours and the other dry ingredients.
~ Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
~ Roll out the dough (it rolls well, but you may need to use a touch of rice flour, or even roll it out between two sheets of grease-proof paper). Cut into fairly small circles (it doesn’t matter what size they are, but you will need to have an equal number of cookies so that they can be paired up).
~ Place on the prepared tray (they don’t spread out at all, so you don’t need a great deal of space between them), and bake for around 10-12 minutes, until the edges have firmed up (don’t over-cook as the cookies will end up very dry). Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit for about ten minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
~ For the filling: Melt the chocolate, peanut butter and honey together in a Bain Marie (remove from the heat just as the chocolate is starting to melt and continue to stir until everything is well combined).
~ You should be left with something that is thin enough to spread but thick enough to not run off the cookie. If yours is a little on the runnier side, you could put it in the fridge for a while to set more (although bear in mind that as the filling cools, it will naturally thicken up). If it’s too thick, just add a touch of milk a little at a time to reach the desired consistency.
~ Spread the filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies and then place a cookie on top of each one, gently pushing it down to set it in place. Enjoy!
Seriously how PERFECT are these cookies?!!!! A HUGE HUGE thanks to the lovely Tracy for her amazing recipe. I cannot wait to get baking these. Again, make sure you check her out on the links below. I promise you will love her as much as I do!