Crunchy Peanut Cookies (With Rice Krispies Coating!)

READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 40 cookies




  • Heat the oven to 190C (375F, Gas Mark 5) and lightly oil two baking trays.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg a little at a time, beating after each addition to stop the mixture from getting lumpy.
  • Add the peanut butter and beat until well-mixed.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture. Stir everything together.
  • Pour the puffed rice cereal into a bowl. Scoop up a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and shape it into a ball with your hands. Put it on top of the cereal.
  • Roll the ball in the cereal to completely cover it in rice cereal; press gently and slightly flatten the balls. Continue to make balls with all the rest of the dough, placing them on the baking tray as you go.
  • Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes. Leave them to cool for five minutes. Then use a spatula to move them to a wire rack to cool completely.