Sometimes, you just need a cookie. Am I right or am I right? Mondays, rainy days, days when Mother Nature is a real ‘mare (you know what I mean, fellow ladies!), days before pay-day, Sunday evenings, Friday nights, mornings, afternoons… OK, so I always need a cookie.

These peanut butter cookies are my go-to cookie treat. Gooey and soft, salty and sweet, and super quick to make with only three ingredients, they’re practically perfect in every way. And of course, they’re gluten-free and dairy-free. Why are you not making them yet already?! 😉

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 10-12 cookies

Ingredients

 

1 cup peanut butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg (lightly beaten)

 

Optional: Salt for sprinkling

 

Method

 

1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment.

 

2. Pop the peanut butter, sugar and lightly beaten egg into a mixing bowl. Mix until all combined.

 

3. Spoon out the mixture onto the baking tray. I use an ice cream scoop for this as it ensures consistent sizes, a nice moundy mound, and makes me think of ice cream and sprinkles.

 

4. Flatten each mound down with a fork, pressing once vertically and then again horizontally to make some beautiful sort of basket-weave indent. Your cookie mounds can be pretty close together for this recipe as they don’t spread too much during baking.

 

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until starting to brown. Once out of the oven, leave to harden for a little while – if you pick them up too soon, you’ll just end up with a mess of peanut-butter-cookie-dough gloop. (Yes, I know there are worse things, but still…)

 

6. Sprinkle with a bit of salt before serving. This is optional, but trust me… DO IT! You can also add chocolate to these cookies by popping a chocolate treat on the top in the last few minutes of baking time. Up to you, sweeties.

 

7. Eat. With milk, ice cream, chocolate sauce, a cup of tea, raspberries, a dollop of peanut butter, one at a time, all in one sitting…

 

 

 

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