Peanut sitting on a stainless steel bench… along comes a rolling pin and… uh oh, nutter butter: peanut butter cookies filled with peanut butter frosting, a spoonful of peanut butter and salty caramel sauce. Toot toot!
- 125 gm butter
- 100 gm caster sugar
- 100 gm soft brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 225 gm pastry flour, sifted
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 70 gm peanuts
- 50 gm peanut butter, plus an extra 1 tsp for each biscuit
- ½ quantity of creamy vanilla frosting (see <b><u><a href="http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/recipe-search/chefs-recipes/2014/8/creamy-vanilla-frosting">creamy vanilla frosting recipe</a></b></u>)
- 100 ml salty caramel (see <b><u><a href="http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/recipe-search/chefs-recipes/2014/8/salty-caramel">salty caramel recipe</a></b></u>)
- 1Cream the butter and both sugars using electric beaters for about 5 minutes. Add the egg gradually until well mixed and pale and creamy. Add the sifted flour, baking powder and peanuts, being careful not to over-mix. Roll the dough into 2 logs, about 5cm in diameter. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 1 hour until firm; the dough can be made ahead and frozen for several weeks. Thaw until firm before cutting and baking.
- 2Preheat the oven to 150C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Cut the logs into 24 slices about 5mm thick, and space them apart on the baking trays, allowing room for a growth spurt in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until an even golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the trays.
- 3Add the 50gm of peanut butter to the frosting and mix thoroughly. Pipe a ring of peanut butter frosting around the edge of half the biscuits. Place 1 tsp peanut butter in the centre of each, top with a spoonful of salty caramel and add a second biscuit as a lid. The biscuits will keep in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to a week.
Note This recipe is from Sweet Envy ($45, hbk) by Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney-Wise, published by Murdoch Books, and has been reproduced with minor GT style changes.