Super Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Updated: Apr 9, 2021
I'm not kidding. This is not clickbait and I don't think I'm lying when I say 'super-easy'. Literally 3 ingredients and about half an hour spent in the kitchen.
I have a constant urge to bake but I'm not always willing to spend endless hours in the kitchen just so I can try a different recipe. I do have other things to do in life as I'm sure you all do and sometimes all I want is a little homemade cookie that goes well with my tea or coffee.
The 3 ingredients:
180 grams peanut butter
145 grams caster sugar
That's it. These cookies don't contain flour and I love that about them. They are obviously gluten and dairy free so they get from me an extra point just for that.
Heat the oven to 180C/ gas 4. Mix your numerous ingredients in a bowl, take half a tablespoon of batter and shape it into a little ball, place it on your baking tray of choice lined with baking parchment (you will probably need two trays for this amount of mixture) and gently press it down with a fork. Repeat until you're out of batter (or patience, whichever comes first) and pop them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
They need to be darker (golden) on the edges and ligher in the middle. Leave them rest for a minute or two on the tray ( they are still quite crumbly but will get harder as they get cooler) and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Crunchy on the outside and chewey in the middle, they are a bit on the sweet side but they're not over the top sugary. The problem with them is that it's a bit hard to stop yourself from having another one and another one and just one more and maybe just this last one until they dissapear.
I would love to tell you for how many days these cookies last kept in an air-tight container, but in my house they last for about an hour maximum (hungry hungry housemates). A few recipes I've tried before suggested they keep well for about 3 days. I'll have to give you the same advice as I don't honestly know. I would put them in the jar/containter as soon as they've cooled down as they might get too hard if left outside for too long.
If you're a fan of peanut butter and are willing to try the recipe, please let me know how it went and if there's anything you would change.
I hope life is treating you well.