Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut butter cookies

  • makes 12
  • Easy

Nutty, buttery and quick to make, these crisp peanut butter cookies are gluten-free and great for baking with kids. Have them ready in just under 30 mins.


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  • egg 1
  • golden caster sugar 230g
  • vanilla extract ½ tsp
  • sea salt 1 tsp, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • smooth peanut butter 200g
  • roasted peanuts a handful, chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk the egg into the sugar until fully combined. Add the vanilla and salt, and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Mix in the peanut butter until well combined and a dough forms. Leaveto stand for 5-10 minutes to firm up.

  • Step 3

    Form the dough into 12 balls and spread evenly across the baking trays. Press lightly to flatten them slightly and sprinkle over a little extra salt and chopped peanuts.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before eating. These can be stored in a tin for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 218
  • Fat 11.3g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 21.9g
  • Sugars 20.5g
  • Fibre 1.1g
  • Protein 6.4g
  • Salt 0.6g