Saturday, June 6, 2020

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie PhotographyWith two little boys who love to have a cookie after lunch on most days, I keep our freezer well-stocked with a variety of cookies so I can easily replenish their cookie jar. Currently filling the cookie jar are sprinkle shortbread cookies (always their first choice), lemon coconut cookies with tart lemon icing, chocolate chip butter cookies, and these flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

It's amazing that a cookie made of nothing but peanut butter, sugar and an egg to bind it together, as well as a few spices for flavor, can bake into a cookie, and yet, it does.  These are so soft and chewy, naturally gluten-free, and incredibly quick to mix up.  They don't even need a mixer for creaming together butter and sugar, and I used only a bowl and wooden spoon to mix up the dough.  And since the dough doesn't need to be chilled, there's no waiting around for cookies - from start to finish, you'll have freshly baked cookies in under an hour, which is a bonus when you have little ones who are waiting impatiently for a taste.

My three-year-old helped me make these the other day while his little brother was napping.  He especially loves "helping" me with my photo shoots, reaching out to sneak tastes of sugar and chocolate chips as often as he can.  But since it's such an easy recipe, he was able to help me add all the ingredients to the bowl and then use a fork to add those iconic impressions on the top of each cookie before baking.  A little sprinkle of salt on top of each enhances all the flavors and just makes them so good.



Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Cookie Recipes, Cookie Photography





Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Baker's Note: Mix just half the salt into the dough, and sprinkle the other half over the top of the cookies for the perfect salty-sweet flavor.

Preheat the oven to 350, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine everything except the chocolate chips, using a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients until a soft dough forms.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Use a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to portion out the dough, placing the dough balls two inches apart on the baking sheet.  Use the tines of a fork to lightly press down the dough balls in a criss-cross pattern.

Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, or until slightly puffed and cracked, but not overly brown.  Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store leftovers in an airtight container for several days, or freeze indefinitely.

Yields about 20 cookies

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

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