I've always enjoyed making cakes, but making biscuits (and especially cookies) is a different matter. I never seem to get them quite right - they always seem to end up too hard and brittle, regardless of the recipe I use.
That's why I love this recipe from Waitrose – it's absolutely foolproof and produces amazingly good cookies with hardly any effort at all. Highly recommended.
- 200g crunchy peanut butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons plain flour
- ¼ teaspoon of Maldon sea salt flakes (you could use regular salt, but halve the amount if you do)
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180℃ and line two baking trays with parchment / greaseproof paper.
- In a bowl, beat together the peanut butter, sugar, flour, salt and egg with a spoon until you have an even mixture.
- Add the chocolate chips and make sure they are evenly distributed through the mixture.
- Divide into 12 balls and place six on each baking tray. Press them down a little, and make sure to leave plenty of space between them because they will spread out during cooking.
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes (or until they look golden and good enough to eat!), then leave to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.