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Caramel Peanut Obsession Cookies

Caramel Peanut Obsession Cookies

It seems that I have done it again. The peanut and chocolate combination got the better of me again. I couldn't help myself and I make no apologies that is for sure.  I made my Salted Caramel & Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice last week and this week it's COOKIES! Caramel Peanut Obsession Cookies to be exact. 

These cookies are the bomb. They are the soft cookie kind with a delectable chocolate crumb stuffed with the most divine caramel, peanut nougat pieces. What inspired me to create these cookies in the first place was the mini Woolworths Select Caramel Peanut Obsession bars that I stumbled across while doing some shopping. They were half the price of the "name brand" version and looked just as good. I had a recipe that was percolating in my head - as it seems to do these days.

These bars were the cherry on the top of my recipe idea. I picked up a packet and dumped it in the trolley. J.D's eyes lit up big when I dropped them in and his chocolate radar went up as he picked up the packet reverently. He examined it and looked up at me with a wide grin and asked if these were Freddo's. That was the last treat packet of chocolate we bought the kids. We don't buy a lot of chocolate for the kids (for the Mumma that is another story) so when something special like these bars gets dropped in front of their faces they hone in on it quick smart.

When we got home and the girls were in bed napping he watched me mix, chop and stir the ingredients together in my big blue ceramic mixing bowl. His little fingers danced over the chopping board as pieces of the chocolate bars were cut up into small squares ready to be added to the cookie mix. His little fingers quietly snuck a piece of the chocolate bar as he tried to misdirect me while regaling me with stories of the day. 

I let that slide but when the fingers slide across the bench again I give him the "mum" eye and his pleading eyes asked for just one more piece. "One more and that's it, my boy." He watched the process of the cookies being rolled into balls following by them being slid into the oven on trays. Lego entertained him while the cookies bake and his little nose made him follow the smell of cooling cookies on the counter. I had to keep a hawk eye on him at this point because they were hot and I had earmarked a few that would make great hero cookies for my shoot. 

There has been more than one occasion that I have had little bite marks taken out of my hero piece of food. Much to my annoyance. The little boy was so patient as I set up my scene and took my final shots of the cookies. He did mention more than once that "They look yummy mum". As a reward for being such a patient little boy, I gave him the broken pieces of cookie from the set and let him munch on it as I packed it all up. He gave them a double thumbs up and was looking for seconds as I was packing them away. 

He was pretty smitten as you can see in the picture above. Ha.

Caramel Peanut Obsession Cookies

by The Whimsical Wife

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Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 6-8 min

Ingredients (24-30 cookies)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 200 ml rice bran oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 216g packet Woolworths Select Caramel Peanut Obsession bars

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (Fanbake). Line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

2. In the bowl of a large electric mixer add the eggs, sugar and oil. Beat the mix until it changes in colour.

3. Add in the sifted flour, cocoa, vanilla and salt and mix on low until all the ingredients are combined.

4. Add in the Caramel Peanut Obsession chocolate pieces and mix slowly until the pieces are combined.

5. Roll the mix into large golf ball size balls and place onto the baking tray. Press the mix down with the palm of your hands and repeat until all the mixture is used. If the mix sticks to your hands when rolling the balls coat with a little oil to help it stop sticking.

6. Place the cookies into the preheated oven and bake for 6-8 minutes depending on how soft you like your cookies. Longer if you want them a bit crunchier.

7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring them to a cooling rack.

8. Enjoy while warm!!!

Cooks Notes

- These cookies should be kept in an airtight container. They should last for 7 days if they aren't eaten before then.

- They can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.

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