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Easy peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients

Cookies au beurre de noix

Piece of life

For a long time, I have denigrated peanut butter. It seemed to me to be the worst food possible. Why? Well, frankly, I don’t know, one of those preconceptions that should be avoided. Even after I moved to Quebec, it took me many years to try it. And my first attempts were pretty bad. The texture surprised me at first [it’s quite pasty], and I hadn’t really chosen the best quality. But with time and good advice, it became a revelation. Peanut butter has become indispensable at our house, and it’s the only thing my boy wants to spread on his bread for breakfast. I have to buy it in a 2 kg format to last more than a month.

Star ingredient : peanut butter

Let me tell you more about this product and guide you in its discovery [I want to spare you my bad experiences].

What is peanut butter ?

It is simply a peanut paste. Peanuts are rich in oil [the famous peanut oil], and by crushing them, the oil is released, and the mass liquefies [as with all nuts]. The longer you mix them, the more liquid the paste becomes, and that is how you get peanut butter.

Can you make butter from other nuts ?

Definitely!

Almond, hazelnut, cashew nut butter… It’s the same principle. And if you mix hazelnut butter with chocolate it will give you a wonderful spread, much better than the famous one of our childhood.

How to choose peanut butter ?

There are 2 kinds of peanut butter: creamy and crunchy. The creamy one is completely crushed so it is smooth, the crunchy one has small pieces of peanuts which give a little bit of crispiness. This choice is only a question of taste, my preference goes for the crunchy one.

What is essential is to choose a natural nut butter, i.e. a product that contains only peanuts [no sugar, no salt, no additives…]. In some bulk stores [Vrac en folie, Bulk Barn, for example], you can even make your butter on the spot; fresher than that, it’s impossible.

But my favorite is Mille et une noix. This Sherbrooke company makes wonderful products. Since I discovered them I only buy from them, besides their classic butter, you should also try their chocolate hazelnut butter, it’s divine!

About the peanut butter cookies

3 ingredients [and a bit of salt if you want], 5 minutes max to prepare, and 12 minutes cooking time… all is said, right? It’s simple, quick and delicious!

Cookies au beurre de noix

Easy peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients

The perfect recipe to satisfy sudden cravings. Easy and quick to prepare, you will only need 3 ingredients, and it's also gluten free. You will love it for sure !
Course: Biscuits
Keyword: Cooking with kids, Easy recipe, Pastry, Quick recipe
Portions 16 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
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Équipements

Ingredients

  • 250 g peanut butter (or any other nuts butter)
  • 125 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or silicone mat).
  • In a bowl mix the peanut butter with the sugar and salt.
  • Add the egg and mix until you obtain a homogeneous paste.
  • Cut the dough into 16 identical pieces (approximately, no need to weigh them). To make it easier to cut the dough evenly, you can form a sausage with the dough before cutting it into pieces. Otherwise use a teaspoon.
  • Form balls and place them on the sheets, taking care to leave a space between each one. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake for about 12 min, until the edges take on a slightly golden color (the cookies will still be soft when they come out of the oven, this is normal. They will dry as they cool). Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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