Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies


cookies 550wA Sugar Breakup team member is from West Virginia, USA and he’s been missing his Mum’s baking – especially her peanut butter cookies.

So we decided to create a sugar free peanut butter cookie recipe using our dextrose,Golden Rice Malt Syrup, & Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter.

The cookie dough alone was absolutely delicious so we knew we were onto a winner!

Best eaten fresh on the day or placed into the freezer for future use, these cookies will be a favourite for all the family.

  • Makes: 35 cookies
  • Oven temperature: 180°C (170°C if using fan forced)
  • Baking time: 10 minutes

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Where does Peanut Butter come from?


Peanut bush 530wWe’re on a peanut butter kick this week, which got us wondering about the origins of such a ridiculously delicious spread.

We were surprised to discover that “peanut paste” can be traced all the way back to the ancient Incas of South America! From there the idea of crushing peanuts into paste popped up here and there as the peanut plant was spread globally by the explorers of the day, but peanut butter as we know it today didn’t begin to formulate until as “recently” as the 1890s.

George Washington Carver is popularly considered the inventor of peanut butter, but that’s not entirely accurate. Carver was a passionate researcher and promoter of peanuts as an alternative crop for farmers in the American South (he discovered over 300 uses for the peanut!), but the creation of modern peanut butter can’t really be credited to one inventor. Instead, it seems to have unfolded in three steps carried out by three different parties.

The first was an unknown St. Louis physician who began packaging “peanut paste” in 1890 as a source of protein for his patients with no teeth. By 1895 the Kellogg brothers were nearly there, but were boiling their peanuts rather than roasting them. Finally – at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis – Mr. C.H. Sumner turned a tidy profit of $705 (don’t laugh – that would be nearly $19,000 today!) by peddling the peanut butter we know, love and enjoy to this day.

And when we say LOVE, we mean it! Half of all the peanuts grown in the USA (an industry that injects more than $4 billion USD into the US economy every year) go into the production of peanut butter at a rate of about 600 peanuts for every 375 gram jar!

Research indicates that women prefer smooth or creamy while men opt for chunky – does that sound like your household? We’d be interested to hear how you like to enjoy peanut butter; smoothed onto toast? Scooped onto crackers? Baked into biscuits? On a spoon straight out of the jar? Let us know with a comment below.

tsbu facebook competitionAnd don’t forget to enter our Facebook competition to nab yourself some Ridiculously Delicious peanut butter and some other tasty treats. Entries close on the 5th November 2013 so get in fast!

Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter


Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter Chunky CrunchWhen we were kids we went to after school care. We would run to the building and line up to receive an afternoon snack.

This snack was always one piece of white bread; never two, even when we begged because we were always starving, (sound familiar to parents out there?) with either jam, vegemite or peanut butter, our choice.

Yes, in the old days schools would feed you peanut butter!

As we grew older this tradition stayed and we would think nothing of having one or two pieces of bread slathered in a delicious sugary spread. The bread slices got bigger and the peanut butter and jams even sweeter.

Breaking this food tradition was one of the hardest things when we went sugar free.

So imagine our delight when we found a peanut butter made here in Australia that is sugar free and didn’t have any nasty hydrogenated oils added.

We actually found it at the local butcher and when asked was it any good, the butcher told us that for a snack, he would sneak out the back and eat it by the spoonful.

It’s something we had to have in our first Facebook competition and it’s called Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter.

Here’s what the Ridiculously Delicious guys have to say about it:

Australian golden roasted peanuts, ground to creamy smooth perfection and lightly salted. That’s it!
No sugars. No hydrogenated oils. No preservatives.
Just the non-stop thrill of peanut butter splendour.

Their peanut butter comes in Super Smooth and Chunky Crunch, and we fully agree it is absolutely delicious!

So enter our Facebook competition because this is just one of the amazing prizes in our Ultimate Sugar Free prize pack.

(please note: our Facebook competition finishes on Tuesday, November 5th)