Peanut butter is one of these things you either love or hate. It is not particularly popular in Greece but thanks to my German mom I was introduced to it early on in my life. So yes, I definitely belong into the first category.
After a little bit of internet research I decided to make my own version of the pb cookie. When it comes to baking I NEVER attempt to create something from scratch. Baking needs the right quantity at the right temperature with the right fat, this is not for me you guys. I want to open the fridge, use my imagination and the ingredients on hand and improvise. That is why I cook and not bake. Just wanted to make that clear. I am a savoury kinda gal and I do enjoy chocolate and co occasionally but I get my junk food fix from other ridiculously unhealthy stuff like chips (or crisps if you are British).
This is the recipe of the easiest flourless pb cookie:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup of mini dark chocolate chips (optional)
I usually make my own peanut butter. It is dead easy, much healthier and a lot cheaper than what you can find here on the super market shelves. Place the peanuts into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue to process until the mixture is smooth. Depending on the food processor that could take up to 5 minutes. That’s it. Just be careful to use fresh peanuts as stale peanuts will produce a stale tasting peanut butter. I used ready salted peanuts to get that extra sweet and savoury kick I wanted my cookie to have.