Perhaps you have seen it already on my Instagram account, but my cookie jar is packed after a major ‘Cookie baking Sunday’. Today I’m revealing what was actually on the bottom of the picture on Instagram and hidden behind the cookies I will post on Saturday… A big badge of ‘No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies’.

From the two types of cookies I made on Sunday these are the better ones for a weekday. The name alone says it: no bake. Meaning no oven, no long baking times. All you need is a microwave, two minutes and PING! your cookies are done. :)

The ingredients and preparations are easy too. So if you are ever stuck at home with nearly empty kitchen cupboards you might be able to fetch yourself with some soul food in minutes.

This is what you need:

  • 120 gr. creamy peanut butter (with peanut chunks)
  • 40 gr. butter
  • 170 gr. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 120 gr. flour
  • 0.5 tsp. baking powder

You are 5 minutes away from your first badge of Peanut Butter Cookies:

Mix the peanut butter, sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and airy. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well. Finally add the baking powder and add the flour in a few badges while stirring. Knead to a firm dough. Then roll little balls of about the size of a teaspoon. Continue until all the dough has been used.

Then take the turntable plate out of your microwave and cover it with baking paper. Put about ten little balls and spread them across the plate. Make sure you stay about 2 centimeters away from the edge of the plate. Use a fork to gently flatten the little balls. This will also give a nice look to the cookies.

Bake the cookies in the microwave for 2 minutes at maximum heat. When you take them out you can flatten them a bit more if you like. (I did not flatten the cookies depicted in this post a second time.) Take the baking paper off the plate, with the cookies on, and put them on a roster to let the cookies cool down completely.

Then repeat the process until all the cookies are done.

This recipe is for about 50 small, bite-sized, cookies.