I have given a wide berth to trying any 3 ingredient style recipes.
I didn’t really want to try a recipe that in my mind was bound to go wrong. Then i treated it like a fun activity to do with the kids and a magic experiment. If you think about it, why wouldn’t it work? Peanut butter cookies made with 3 magic ingredients: Peanut butter (slightly more then the sugar), sugar (slightly less then the peanut butter) and 1 egg to mash it altogether..sounds like it will work doesn’t it?
It’s madness. I’m talking about the reality of being in a kitchen with a 3 and 4 year old. I can pretend it isn’t, edit my thoughts and say it is wonderful all of the time but on some days i am secretly relieved when one of them gets bored. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking/cooking with my kids but there are times when they are constantly fighting to put the ingredients in and kids aren’t afraid to fight. They really know how to stand their ground.Then one will drop something on one side, the other will be banging pots and pans on the other side.My kitchen is very small too which doesn’t help.
I tell you what though, my kids treasure those moments. My son will constantly remind me about when we made gingerbread/cookies/cakes. I look back on those days with fondness too. I edit the gingerbread fight out of my mind. (They lost legs and everything).
Let me tell you something about these peanut butter cookies, they are delicious, Even the batter was yummy.
The three ingredient nutella brownies that i will be putting up soon, don’t even come close to these. See I’m very honest about these things.
These peanut butter beauties are mixed, baked and ready within ten minutes. It is best to let them cool though, so they don’t fall apart.
My husband is about to come in from work. (Its coming up to 7am). He comes in and then slopes off to bed. I don’t quite know how he does it to be honest. I could never work through the night. Especially because he went to work at 4 am on Friday, came home for a few hours (didn’t sleep) and went back to work at 7pm and is just finishing now. That sentence makes me want to sleep. He will now be back at work at 2pm today and return at 7am tomorrow. Oh, he just called to say he won’t be back till 8am.
I have a really dodgy eye this morning. My left eye is stinging so badly that i am sat here with it closed. I look like a pirate without the patch. It’s watering too. It’s not a good look..for me anyway. Worked for Gabrielle. She looks so good. I don’t look good.. at all. Tomorrow i have to make ginger bread for my son’s school. He got the special bag to take home this weekend. I don’t work well under pressure so i’m expecting the gingerbread to have a dodgy eye too.
Yesterday we finally made it to a little algerian cafe near my house. (I will post details soon). I love places where the owners/employees really care about the food and have a passion for it, that they keep walking over to talk about it. He came over so many times that i felt like he was my bestie by the time i left.
To make these peanut butter cookies even easier to make, use 1 cup each of peanut butter and sugar and 1 egg. No scales required! Woooo
Peanut butter cookies
- 250 g 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 200 g 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to gas mark 8.
Using a fork, mix the ingredients together in a small bowl
Form dough into round balls, i got 15 out of mine.
Place on s lined baking tray, about 2 inches apart, and then use a fork to flatten.
You can add a slice of banana with cinnamon to the top instead, or even a rolo. Press a thumb into the mixture rather then the fork and put the banana/rolo into the middle.
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly browned on the bottom.
Remove and allow to cool. They will look under done but they need to set.