crunchy peanut butter or a mixture of any nut butters
light soft brown sugar
bicarbonate of soda
Replace 50g sugar with 2 tbsp maple syrup
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.
Add any of the optional extras after beating the peanut butter and sugar and continue as above.
The dough can be rolled into balls, open frozen on a tray then bagged up ready to defrost and bake as above.