I watched some Masterchef a couple of weeks ago and as soon as I saw these cookies I knew I had to try making some. I love simple recipes and as I also eat a gluten free diet, I'm always on the lookout for great ones without any grains.
I'm pretty sure that on the the show they used regular Kraft peanut butter. I made a bit of a mistake by buying a peanut butter that I thought was with coconut oil but turned out to be be with coconut meat and no added extra oil. It was yummy but a little drier and claggier than usual. I also used coconut sugar instead of white as it's slightly healthier and has a rich carmel taste that I thought would go great with the spread.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup Peanut and Coconut Spread (Peanut Butter)
1 cup Coconut Sugar
A good few pinches of salt (as my peanut butter was salt free)
1. Place peanut butter, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Beat egg in separate bowl then add to other ingredients. Stir well to combine (Masterchef uses an electric beater but I found hand mixing fine).
2. Form mixture into round bowls and press down with fork (as the peanut butter I was using was drier than usual, these didn't flatten at all for me in the oven, so I actually pulled them out towards the end and flattened them even more with a spatula - Masterchef's one seemed to flatten really well).
3. I cooked mine for about 14mins at 190oC (375oF). The original recipe only calls for 9mins, so see how you go.
This made 16 cookies for me.
They tasted amazing. They were especially great with a drink of milk or as an icecream sandwich. I did find them a little claggy and dense still, but I think that was primarily from the spread I used. I like normal peanut butter better so I imagine they would taste better using that. I think perhaps adding a bit of coconut oil might have helped too, or an extra egg. I look forward to trying these with some other nut butters - such as almond or cashew. Hopefully they will work out just as well.
I really only made these so I could make ice-cream sandwiches! This is a homemade vanilla bean ice-cream. On Masterchef they also served them with a great recipe for an instant apricot icecream.
Have you ever made cookies like these? Let me know how they work out for you. :)