What better way to end Kindness Week 2020 than baking with Kindness Spread. While this spread is perfect on it's own (straight from the jar is perfectly acceptable isn't it?) it also makes a delicious addition to baked goods. These cookies give you the perfect combo of fruity, nutty & chocolaty flavours - and leaves half the jar to be enjoyed any other way you wish!
115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
140 grams (1 cup) plain flour
100 grams (1 cup) rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
160 grams (1 cup) freeze dried black doris plum pieces
150 grams (1 cup) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugars, vanilla and peanut butter. Beat with an electric mixture until smooth and creamy.
Add egg and beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides.
Add flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon and beat until cookie dough forms. Add raisins and chocolate chips.
The dough will still be a bit sticky but it should be firm enough to roll into balls using your hands. Place the balls (approximately 1.5 tablespoons each) of cookie dough onto prepared trays.
Flatten cookie dough balls slightly using the palm of your hand, as they wont spread out as much as a normal cookie would.
Bake cookies for approximately 15-16 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. The cookies will be VERY soft so leave the cookies to cool completely before serving.
The recipe for Kindness Kookies is adapted from this one here.