Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s nothing particularly clever about these cookies – you’ve probably got all the ingredients in the cupboard and they’re so easy to make you can let the kids loose in the kitchen.  They may even save one for you!


2 oz / 50 g smooth or crunchy Peanut Butter

2 oz / 50 g Butter (softened)

4 oz / 100 g Golden Caster Sugar

1 Egg (beaten)

4 oz / 100 g Plain Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

2 oz / 50g Chocolate Chips (optional)


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4

Cream together the sugar, butter and peanut butter.

Add the egg and mix well.

Fold in the flour and baking powder and stir in the chocolate chips if you are using them. Shape into walnut sized balls and place, well spaced apart, onto a baking sheet (lined with grease proof paper). Flatten each ball out a little with the back of a fork.

Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight box.