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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone needs to know this recipe. I’m going to show you how to turn it into a semi-healthy option compared to what it is at the moment but will include the original recipe in all its gloriousness.

Peanut Butter Cookies: Original Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients with a hand beater/electric mixer.
  2. Measure 1tsp spoonfuls and roll into balls.
  3. Place on a silicone mat or greaseproof paper with enough space in-between to allow for spreading.
  4. Make criss cross marks with a fork and sprinkle seat salt over.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-13 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly below lifting and cool completely on a metal rack.

Peanut Butter Cookies: Healthier Version

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup no sugar or salt added peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar or 1/2 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tb canola oil

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients with a hand beater/ electric mixer.
  2. Measure 1tsp spoonfuls and roll into balls.
  3. Place on a silicone mat or greaseproof paper with enough space in-between to allow for spreading.
  4. Make criss cross marks with a fork and sprinkle seat salt over.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-13 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly below lifting and cool completely on a metal rack.
  7. NB: As this recipe contains less sugar, they will not spread as much as the first recipe, the texture will be softer and the biscuits will be slightly crumbly, they will not be crunchy biscuits. You can bake them for a bit longer to get them firmer but be careful not to burn them.

Tips:

Maldon sea salt works really well with these biscuits but you can also use pink Himalayan salt. Another nice variation would be to use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth. The best method is to use Regular peanut butter with half of the sugar amount, you can play around with this measurement from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup. Because you are using less sugar, the recipe will make less biscuits. While these contain less sugar, peanut butter is high in fat and calories (and protein) and should be eaten in moderation.

 



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