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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillow Cookies

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I decided to try a new recipe over the weekend and woah was it delicious!  Too delicious not to share. I initially got the recipe from here but have modified it a little.

They may look tricky but they really are super simple.

Chocolate Cookie Dough
1/2c melted butter
1c sugar
1/4c maple syrup
3Tbsp milk
1/2tsp vanilla essence
1.5c flour
1/3c cocoa
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt

Peanut Butter Filling
3/4c peanut butter (any style)
2/3c icing sugar
2-3Tbsp milk
1/4tsp vanilla essence

Heat your oven to 180 degrees.

So in large mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, maple syrup, milk and vanilla essence & mix until smooth.  Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to form a moist mix.  (I added a little more flour to mine, just see how it's looking)

Now you make the filling.  So in a different bowl beat together the peanut butter, icing sugar, 2Tbsp milk & vanilla essence to form a moist but firm dough.  If it's too dry then add in the extra Tbsp of milk.  It it's too wet then mix in a little extra icing sugar.

So now the fun part putting them together. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Your peanut butter dough needs to be divided into 24 pieces.  If you're super nerdy like me you can weigh the dough and divide it by 24 to get an exact weight but you really don't need to. So take your 24 pieces and roll them into balls & place them on the tray.
Now get your chocolate cookie dough.  You'll want 24 pieces of this one as well.  Roll each piece in your hand, flatten into a disk and then put a little peanut butter ball in the centre and roll into a ball, putting them back on the tray.
Keep going until you've used all your mixture.  Flatten each one slightly with a spoon.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove them from the oven, let them sit for 5 minutes before putting them on a cooling tray.

Feel free to warm them in the microwave for 10-12 seconds for warm, gooey deliciousness!!

So there you have it, i'm sure they'll become a favourite! 

Hols xox


Nepal Quake


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patients out in the open at Anandaban Hospital as they quickly run out of room

Wow after being in Nepal with The Leprosy Mission the news of the massive earthquake was devastating!

Anandaban hospital which i visited have people pouring in and have had to set up make shift tents to accommodate everyone.  Like so many other places they're running out of petrol to run generators, medical supplies, food & water.

The Nepalese are incredible people, they're humble, friendly and are happy with so little. They seem a world a way but we can still help!

Please pray, there is nothing like finding God's peace in really tough times

Financially support an agency. Your little may not seem a lot in NZ but in Nepal i know it will go such a long way.  You can support The Leprosy Mission hospital which i've visited or there's so many other agencies that are getting stuck in as well.  Here's a list for you to choose from:

World Vision
Save the Children
Leprosy Mission
Red Cross
Christian World Service
Barnabas Fund

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Hols xox



Calling All Poppy Crafters


I've been reading about crafting poppies for the National Army Museum.  Over 18,000 poppies need to be made for a display at the museum to represent the lives that have been lost.

The way you craft it up to you, it can be knitted, crocheted, sewn (hey whatever craft you're into)

What a cool challenge right?  There's more info here

Hols xo