4-ingredient peanut butter cookies
When George asked if we could make cookies at the weekend I very quickly turned to this 4-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe from a few years ago. This was a favourite recipe back when George was younger and didn’t spend every waking minute playing football! That’s when we regularly baked sweet treats. These cookies are delicious. Take less than 25 minutes and they’re gluten and dairy free. Perfect for snacking and super simple for little people to cook-along.
For this recipe you won’t need to worry about shopping for flour. This recipe is without flour. Using just 4 ingredients; peanut butter, egg, sugar and chocolate chips. And best of all including prep times takes less than 25 minutes. I don’t know about you but my 8-year old has a very short attention span, so a recipe needs to be quick and simple. The only problem is that you’ll want to make them every weekend. This is what you need to know…
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. (To ensure the paper sticks put 4 small knobs of butter directly onto the tray)
Combine the peanut butter, sugar and egg in a food mixer until a smooth dough. Add in the chocolate chips at this stage and mix.
With a tablespoon scoop out the mixture and roll into a ball (be careful not to over-handle). Place onto the baking paper 2 inches apart.
Flatten each ball with a fork.
Bake in a pre heated oven for 12 minutes until they are golden around the edges. (be careful not to over bake, these cookies are best taken out of the oven soft to touch, and allowed to finish baking as they rest, trust me).
I’m going to let you into a little secret, we make 2 batches. The first with chocolate chips and the second without. For the ones without we sprinkle sugar over just before popping them into the oven. Caramalised sugar – yummy! Leave them for a few minutes to cool before moving and tasting! Pop them into an air tight container for up to 5 days. The only thing left to do is pop on the kettle and enjoy in the garden with a lovely cup of tea.