Or some kind of cookie god who doesn't like me.
Or the moon not in the right phase of its cycle.
I can't explain.
I've been baking for 5 years now, but still, here there are, my latest delicious but ugly peanut butter cookies.
Peanut butter cookies
with M&Ms and Peanut butter cups
Don't judge them on their looks, just close your eyes and take a bite.
300g caster sugar
130g unsalted butter
70g smooth peanut butter
275g self raising flour
1 good pinch of salt
Chunks: I peanut butter M&Ms and Reese's peanut butter cups
Make the cookies
1/ Preheat your oven at 180°C
2/ Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon (or an electric mixer) until light and fluffy (this will take about 10 min)
3/ Add the egg and beat again
4/ Add the flour and the salt and mix until combined (try not to over beat the ingredients or your cookies will end up very dry). If the dough is too dry, add milk one tablespoon at a time
5/ Add the M&Ms and/or peanut butter cups in the middle of each cookie
6/ Spoon 2-tablespoon sized balls of dough on a baking sheet (or silicone baking mat) spacing them out quite a lot as the cookies will spread while cooking
7/ Bake for approximately 15 or until just cooked (you want them to still be chewy in the middle). Wait till they cool down before removing them from the sheet (as they will harden as they cool down)