FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is by far the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe that I have ever tried. I was recently watching an old episode of the Everyday Food cooking show and saw one of the ladies there making this recipe. Needless to say without the addition of flour, butter or oil I was quite skeptical at first but then I decided I couldn't just dismiss this recipe without giving it a try. After I baked the cookies I took the first bite and never looked back. They were so good! The next day I brought them to work and I had them tested out on my co-workers. It turned out to be a huge hit! This is definitely a cookie recipe that will stay in my baking repetoire, for those days when I just feel like having a homemade cookie fast.

Adapted from Everyday Food, March 2005

Makes 24 cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Baking time: 12-14 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or chopped cashews

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine together the peanut butter, sugar, beaten egg, baking soda and salt. Then gently fold in the chocolate chips and the roasted peanuts. Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough.

Shape the cookie dough into heaping 1 tablespoon balls using lightly moistened hands. Get a small bowl of water to help moisten your hands while you're forming the cookie balls. Then place the shaped cookie balls onto the baking sheet, making sure that they're a couple inches apart. This will ensure even baking. Place it into the oven to bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies look like they are cracked on top. Cool the cookies completely and enjoy.

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