Quick, Easy Cooking – Peanut Butter Cookies

We’ve all been there; you’re having people around in a few hours, the house is a tip… and you have no snacks in at all! Or, even worse, you’re not having people around, the baby has just stopped crying after an epic 2 hour meltdown and you’ve already eat all of the emergency biscuits to have with your pick me up coffee! You need a recipe that’s easy to execute, and fast. Have no fear, one bowl peanut butter cookies are here for you! No Mixers involved; just bang it all into a bowl, stir it together, and fling it in the oven. I can’t remember my source for this recipe, so I can only apologise. This is one of those that I had written down years ago in my notebook and paraphrased in shorthand. If you do recognise the recipe please let me know so I can give full credit!!


Easy cookie recipe

Melt in the mouth, peanut butter cookies in super quick time

Emergency Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


1 egg (I used large but what ever is in the fridge will do)

10 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter (doesn’t have to be fancy, I used Sainsbury basics)

10 Tbsp golden caster sugar

5 Tbsp plain flour

0.5 tap bicarb of soda


  1. Pick a window of time where the baby is sleeping. Half an hour will do it. If your baby doesn’t enjoy napping in the day, plonk them in a rocker chair watching you from the hallway and complete the rest of the steps whilst belting out “IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS”.
  2. Preheat your oven to GM6 (or your electical equivalent).
  3. Grease or line 2 baking trays (depending on how likely your gooda are to stick to the bottom. Fancy pans that still have their non-stick should be okay with just a spritz of buttery fry light).
  4. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and combine together with a spoon until fully mixed.
  5. Spoon out balls of 1 Tbsp size onto the baking sheet. Keep them some distance apart; these bad boys spread!
    Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Squishy Squashy Dough Balls

  6. Flatten balls with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake for roughly 10 mins until golden brown. Whilst waiting patiently, eat dough remnants from bowl and remember how much you missed doing that whilst you were pregnant.
    Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Chef’s Reward

  8. Remove cookies from the oven and cool on tray until firm. Transfer onto cooling rack.
  9. OM NOM NOM. For maximum “mum-factor”, serve in an empty tub of last Christmas’ Celebrations.
    Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Pro-Tip – Recycled Tubs deffo mean you baked it yourself.


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