March 1, 2014

Flourless Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I made these amazing cookies by Sally on Sally's Baking Addiction. They are completely flourless, so if you are gluten free or on a low carb diet, these are perfect! They also contain no butter or oil. Sally's original recipe is made with almond butter, but I am a peanut butter nut (pun intended) so I opted for peanut butter instead.

They are so easy to make, too. Six ingredients, that's it!

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You simply mix the egg with 1 cup of peanut butter (or any nut butter of choice), 1 tsp of baking soda, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Once mixed, fold in a cup of dark chocolate chips. I LOVE Ghirardelli chocolate chips, any flavor. It's much higher quality than other brands. The batter will be thick, and it's a little work to mix the peanut butter in with the other ingredients. I used Skippy original, because I was unsure how natural peanut butter would work since it's so oily. I thought the cookies might spread too much. Typically, I try to avoid non-natural peanut butter as it contains hydrogenated oils. However, I made an exception for these. You will have a thick ball of dough like this.


Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough at a time on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or Silpat. I used two baking sheets for a total of about 20 cookies. Gently press down on dough balls with the back of a spoon.

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Pop these babies in the oven on 350F for 8-10 minutes. They will look VERY soft and raw when you first take them out. If you like crunchy cookies, you can extend the baking time, but I prefer soft. These will firm up after about 30 minutes. Leave on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a plate or rack to cool completely.


Don't these look divine? I'm having a hard time not polishing off all 20 cookies! :-)

Flourless Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Crack egg and mix with peanut butter, baking soda, brown sugar, and cocoa powder until mixed completely. This takes some perseverance as you stir, but it will happen! Then fold in the chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, spoon about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough onto 2 parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cookies will look underbaked.

Let cookies sit for about 10 minutes on cookie sheet. Then transfer to plate or rack to cook completely (about 20 more minutes).

Try not to eat all of them in one day! :-)

Jessica

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