Friday, 15 November 2013

Peanut Butter Pudsey Bears

Tonight sees the Children in Need evening take over our televisions, and millions of pounds will be raised to help young people with disabilities, struggling with poverty, or who give their lives to caring for their families all around the UK. Everyone likes to do their little bit, and today I am wearing my onsie to work and have made these Pudsey Bear biscuits to help raise a few pennies for an amazing cause.
Now, I will admit, these biscuits are better made in a more sturdy shape - round or square would be perfect. They are so light and buttery that I did find the legs and arms snapped off a few of bears when transferring them to my trays. Aside from that, they taste amazing and they do keep some of the texture of the peanut butter.

120g plain flour
1/2tsp baking powder
50g caster sugar
50g unsalted butter, diced
4tbsp crunchy peanut butter

Pre-heat your oven to 160c and grease/line your baking trays.

Tip all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then use your hands to rub the butters into the dry ingredients.
When it starts to come together into a dough, knead it around the bowl for a couple of minutes until everything is well combined.

Lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use your cookie cutter to cut out your biscuits, re-rolling any off cuts until all the dough is used up.

Place your biscuits on your prepared baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden. They will still be a little soft, but will firm as they cool.

Once firm, move to a wire rack to cool completely. You could drizzle a little chocolate over the cooked, cooled biscuits if you wanted to add a little something extra too.

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