Hannah friendly

Recipes from a lactose-free kitchen

Peanut butter and chocolate cookies


We do love our baked treats. For this week, our lunchboxes will contain peanut butter and chocolate cookies. The recipe is taken from our Hummingbird Bakery cookbook but we’ve made a few simple swaps to make it Hannah-friendly. We also tend to make a half-batch of the Hummingbird recipe as that keeps us going for the week.

Mix 115g Vitalite with 100g caster sugar and 100g light brown sugar. Then beat in one egg, followed by a few drops of vanilla extract (only when we have it in the cupboard though!) Then add 120g crunchy peanut butter and 170g plain flour. Add in one teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Finally stir in 100g chocolate chunks (at the moment we’re using Lidl’s dark chocolate but Sainsbury’s dark chocolate or Cadbury’s Bournville also work well) and there you have it! Dollop onto lined baking trays and bake at 180C for between 10 and 15 minutes depending where on the chewy to crunchy scale you prefer your cookies (we go for somewhere around 11 minutes).