Peanut butter. two magical words. In fact, I don't really like plain peanut butter by itself and I wouldn't eat it from the jar but added to baked goods it creates an amazing flavour. At least for now, I have never tried a bad tasting peanut butter dessert. Okay, now about these peanut butter cookies. Actually I'm not sure if I have ever made anything easier than this. Only three ingredients and you have the most delicious, fragrant treat. These cookies are very crunchy. However, they're slightly chewy in the centre and you have to be very careful about not overbaking them in order to achieve this texture. The sea salt made them completely fantastic and I was happy. Cookies always make me happy. Especially when they can be made in 15 minutes.
1 cup peanut butter (I used homemade)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Sea Salt for sprinkling (optional)
2) In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, sugar and egg until combined. With a small ice cream scoop, or just using your hands, form balls and place them on parchment paper.
3) Using a fork (or your hands), press down the cookies lightly to flatten, but don't flatten too much. Sprinkle with sea salt.
4) Bake until slightly golden brown, cracked, and still soft to the touch, 10-12 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Take them out of the oven when they still look a little bit underdone in the center because they will harden a bit. If you overbake them, the cookies will loose their chewiness. Cool completely on rack.