When you hear the words "Giant" and "Cookies" in the same sentence, you know it's going to be a good day.
Giant Salted Chocolate and Peanut Cookies
slightly adapted from Karen Martini's Everyday
Makes 12 enormous cookies
300g rolled oats
150g unsalted butter, softened
100g peanut butter
125g caster sugar
125g brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder
125g plain flour
250g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
185 salted, roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 170C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Set aside.
Put the rolled oats into a food processor and blitz to a fine powder. Set aside.
In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars together until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, spices, vanilla, salt ans maple syrup. Beat to incorporate. Add the baking powder, flour and oats and mix until just combined. Fold in he chocolate and the nuts.
Roll the mixture into 12 even balls and place them on the prepared trays. Press to flatten a little. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden, swap the trays and rotate them halfway through baking. Cool the cookies on the tray until they are firm enough to transfer to a wire rack.