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Peanut Cookies

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 250 g crunchy peanut butter or a mixture of any nut butters
  • 175 g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten

Optional extras

  • 35 g dessicated coconut
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g chocolate chips
  • Replace 50g sugar with 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to Gas mark 4 / 180C.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat together peanut butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer or spoon until smooth.
  • Add beaten egg and bicarbonate of soda to peanut butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Roll 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball and place on baking sheet.
  • Place 12 balls onto each baking sheet and flatten gently.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until slightly puffed and a golden colour.
  • Leave on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then place on a rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Variations

  • Add any of the optional extras after beating the peanut butter and sugar and continue as above.

Notes

The dough can be rolled into balls, open frozen on a tray then bagged up ready to defrost and bake as above.