A lot of people have been asking and sharing on Facebook and Instagram what they are making for school lunches this year. As I have a toddler, this doesn't really affect me! But, he does go to in-home care twice a week while I'm working I send him along with a packed lunch, usually exactly the same thing every time! So I am always looking for recipes or ideas of things I could put in his lunch box or for when we're at home. At the moment he's pretty fussy, so the menu is fairly limited!
Everyone knows this recipe, it's so easy, I think will freeze well and takes minutes to make. It's also a great one for kids to do themselves as there's barely any measuring either. Not one of the healthiest ones, but sometimes you just need something quick and easy to fill the gap right?!
One Step Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, try for one without added sugar or salt)
1 cup of sugar (could be reduced slightly, especially if you're using PB with sugar in it)
*Optional ¼ to ½ cup chocolate chips or extra chopped peanuts
Pre-heat oven to 175-180 degrees celsius. Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until well combined.
Line a baking tray and put teaspoonful sized dollops onto the tray
Bake for approximately 8 minutes, watch carefully as they don't need to brown much.
Allow to cool for a minute or two on the tray then remove to a cooling rack
Makes approx 30 cookies
Do NOT use a whisk to mix like I did, the mixture clogs up the whisk and you can't actually mix it all together.
These cookies have a slightly chewy or soft texture, so it's important that you don't over bake them. You will noticed when they come out of the oven that they will be quite puffy, and as they cool, they will flatten out and drop.
I haven't experimented with any more additions of ingredients, but I know they work really well with just crunchy peanut butter and nothing else added.
GLUTEN FREE as long as your PB is!
(We are in a MAJOR Toy Story phase at the moment, hence the bags!)
What are your ideas for Back to School baking and lunches?