Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Any biscuit tin would welcome these buttery, chocolaty, crumbly cookies.

3/4 cup plus 1 tbs. creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch fine sea salt
1 extra large egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract or paste
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Stir together the peanut butter, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in the egg and vanilla, then add the chocolate chips.

Use a small ice cream scoop to drop 16 cookies onto the baking sheets. Flatten slightly and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Leave on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Peanut Butter Hummus

Peanut butter replaces tahini in this wonderful version of the classic chickpea-based dip.

2 x 15oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, peeled
3-5 tbs. olive oil, plus more to drizzle
1/3 cup regular peanut butter
3 tbs. lemon juice
2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/3 – 1/2 cup Green yogurt

Place the chickpeas, garlic clove, 3 tbs. of oil, peanut butter, lemon juice, salt, cumin and 1/3 cup yogurt in a food processor. Blitz to a nubbly puree. Add more oil and yogurt if the mixture is not creamy enough. Check the seasoning, spoon into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil to serve.

Serves 10