The third day of Christmas Cookies brings us the timeless combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate! This recipe is gluten free for the simple reason that it contains no flour of any kind. Yes, you read that right… NO FLOUR. I did not have to adapt this cookie recipe because it was already gluten free. I always tweak my recipes, so this one is mine, but for the most part, it remains pretty true to the original recipe.
My good friend Michelle loves peanut butter cookies, and she loves chocolate. December 3rd is her birthday, and so I am dedicating this recipe to her. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a lovely sort of delicate textured cookie, with plenty of peanut flavor, and gooey dark chocolate chips. The wonderful flavors practically burst in your mouth, like a peanut butter cup. It contains a bit of salt on the peanuts, and with the sugar in the cookie, and the chocolate chips, you get that awesome sweet/salty flavor that makes you go back for more!
Michelle, this one is for you. I hope you like these…
FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 1 Cup of Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – good quality
- 1/2 Cup Roasted Salted Peanuts
Preheat the oven to 350. Stir together peanut butter and sugar. Add baking soda, salt and egg, and mix thoroughly. Dough will be crumbly.
Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips. Measure dough into heaping Tablespoons, and roll dough into balls, pressing the dough around the chocolate chips and peanuts. Place cookie balls on a parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheet two inches apart, and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until cookies are golden and puffed.
Leave cookies on the cookie sheet at least 10 minutes, or until cooled. Transfer to a cooling rack until chocolate chips are set. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
This is the perfect cookie for the peanut butter and chocolate lovers in the family. If the pieces of peanut and chocolate chips are too large for your liking, chop the peanuts and use mini chocolate chips. You can always omit the extra peanuts and add more chocolate chips, or eliminate the nuts and chocolate all together and make just plain peanut butter cookies.
Let me know how you made YOUR cookies, and how many compliments you get!
Enjoy the classic taste of peanuts and chocolate this holiday season, and don’t forget to make a few extra for Santa!
P.S. Happy Birthday Michelle!! ((HUG))