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Friday, 30 July 2010

Sluttishly Easy: Peanut Butter Cookies

So you want to impress your guests with homemade biscuits when they pop over for a cuppa but quite frankly you just don't have the time or inclination for baking? Well then, this super simple recipe, which was passed on to me by a friend, is the answer to all your prayers. This recipe has a mere three, yup you heard it right three, ingredients. If you want to get fancy you could try throwing in a handful of raisins, chocolate chips, or even smarties. As a massive fan of the peanut I may even be tempted to give this a go with some Reece's Pieces next time!

Peanut Butter Cookies (makes one dozen cookies)

You'll need:
  • 275g crunchy peanut butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
Make It!
  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6
  • Mix sugar and eggs together.
  • Add peanut butter and mix well.
  • Pop the mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and form the mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Place balls on baking tray and flatten with a fork to make a nice criss-crossy pattern! Be sure to leave some space between the cookies as they will expand slightly.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Be sure to leave the cookies to cool on the baking tray or be warned they will fall to pieces!


  1. I am SO making these for my hubby who loves peanut butter! He's been a great house husband since he's on holiday and deserves these :-)

  2. Ohh, I tried this recipe from Apple and Spice, and they were delicious, but yours is even easier - I will try them, thanks!

  3. A recipe with only three ingredients? Ah go on then!

  4. THREE INGREDIENTS. Goodness me, the woman is a genius.

    Except I don't like peanut butter.

  5. Oooh, I have a couple weeks at home just started. Def going to give these a try. Reese's Pieces sound ideal! If only they were easier to come by here.

  6. Three ingredients that include peanut butter and don't include flour? Sounds like a must try to me.

  7. But how can it not include flour? HOW?! I must give these a try! :)

  8. Shame i'm the only one in the house who likes peanut butter........

  9. I have come to the conclusion that peanut butter is obviously magic! If you makes a batch do let me know how they turn out!

    Siany I will try and come up with something as simple with no peanut butter in just for you at some point!

  10. Sorry, had a spelling error. Stoopid keyboard.... *shakes fist*

    Have you tried doing them with peanut butter chips or choc chips? Chocolate and peanut butter are the combo of the Gods.

  11. Thanks for the recipe! I made these on Saturday and my peanut butter loving husband was so happy. We don't get Reese's much in the UK so having this recipe up my sleeve is great. I melted some choc on top too!

  12. Thanks for this recipe - it's fab and so quick and easy!

  13. Whoever invented this recipe, THANK YOU. I made these last night... so quick and easy, and no flour so I didn't have to adapt it (I'm gluten free).

    And, may I say, YUM. I can neither confirm nor deny that there are none left. *whistles innocently*

  14. can someone explain this?! how does it work?? I don't get it! But I LOVE peanut butter!!

  15. Made these for the fella today with some dark choc chips in. We shared them over a cuppa in front of a movie & he had 3 which is amazing as he'll usually only have 1 cookie from a shop bought packet!

  16. This really works....even with smooth PB and I used half caster and half muscovado sugar

    Really delish.

  17. i have just made these and they are amazing!! added smarties to mine :)

  18. I'm eating it now. It is amazing! Especially when still warm on the inside!

  19. Immediate blog post comments: LIKE IT.


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