Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi, my name is Cassie and I'm addicted to Peanut Butter.

No, truly I am.

I'm one of those people who eat it by the spoonful, mix it through ice cream and custard as well. 
FYI: Definitely try the custard idea - you won't regret it! 

So when I had to decide what cookies to make for the Cookie Swap it was easy to decide. I had seen an easy PB cookie recipe on numerous sites that had 3 ingredients - Sugar, Egg and PB. But upon doing my test run, I found they were a bit crumbly; which would not do well for shipping! I upped the PB amount a bit to help bind it and then added some choc chips in - because everything is better with Chocolate! I haven't heard anything from MiaFatima or Erika...so fingers crossed they stayed in one piece!

Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Yields 12


1 cup White Sugar (plus 2 Tblspns in a separate bowl)
1 Egg
1 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips


1. Preheat oven to 175C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
2. Mix all the ingredients together. 
3. Roll out balls of dough (about 1 Tblspn in size) on the baking trays. 
4. Dip a fork into the bowl of Sugar and push onto the top of the dough balls twice to make a criss-crossed pattern. 
5. Repeat for all dough balls. 
6. Cook for 8-10mins and allow to cool before moving to a wire rack. 
7. Enjoy! 

**NB: In order to get the right amount for the swap, I tripled this recipe**

From Fati, I got Double Chocolate Cookies with Hazelnuts.

From Erika, I got Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies.

And from Faaiza, I got Espresso Meringue Cookies.

Thank you so much you lovely ladies - I enjoyed all of these!! And I can't wait to give them all a try at home :) xx


  1. Glad you received the cookies and enjoyed them. BTW, if you're starting a group "Peanut Butter Addicts Anonymous" please sign me up, I'm right there with you with my peanut butter addiction. I just posted my cookie swap recipe today. Check it out here :)

    1. Hahaha noted - I'm sure it would be a pretty popular idea ;) If only Peanut Butter Cups were available more (and at a cheaper price) here in SA! I saw - I can't wait till Christmas business is over to give them a try :)

  2. Nooooo! I never received mine! Stupid stupid mail! Haha and even more hilarious is that we pretty much used the same recipe. Goes figure. Thanks so much for sending Cassie - hopefully they'll turn up just at the right moment when I need a sugar hit again ;)

    1. What?!? That's heaps bad! I'll follow it up with Australia Post and see what's happened! That is pretty funny that we made almost the same cookies ;) Awww I hope they turn up soon!!