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flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies

I’m a bit short on words + brain power tonight.

So I figure we can just get right down to business. 

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I really hope you made a batch of yesterday’s chocolate peanut butter

You did, right?

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If not, it’s okay.  You still have time. 

I made the chocolate peanut butter and these cookies in 30 minutes flat.  Then they were both delivered to Natalie for part of her birthday gift.  I tested three cookies to make sure they were safe.

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And then I tested a fourth.

Yup.  Perfectly fine.

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Totally edible.

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PRINT this!

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies [yields 20-24 cookies] adapted from my peanut butter ginger cookies, adapted from this recipe

  • 1c chocolate peanut butter
  • 2/3c sucanat/pure cane sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 2t vanilla extract
  • 1/3c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4t fine grain salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350*.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix together the peanut butter, sugar, whisked egg, and vanilla until well combined.  The batter should form a thick dough that will continue to thicken as it sits for a few minutes. 
  3. Roll into small balls [ping pong ball size], and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Gently press down with a fork, twice, to make a crisscross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10-14 minutes rotating the pan once, half-way through.  Cookies will continue to brown a bit once removed.
  6. Let fully cool before handling.  They will firm up.

*notes:  You want to make sure to use natural peanut butter and not the kind that is stiff and stabilized.  If using store bought with oil on top, make sure to drain off the oil or completely incorporate it into the nut butter before adding to the recipe.  If the dough seems too wet [can’t roll it into a ball] add peanut meal or almond meal [finely ground peanuts/almonds, which you can grind in most blenders or food processors] 1T at a time until just thick enough to roll.  If you don’t have the chocolate peanut butter, you can make it by fully incorporating about 2T unsweetened cocoa powder into your natural peanut butter.

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I’m pretty sure your Wednesday needs a cookie.

What are you waiting for?


*blog update* I updated yesterday’s post with information on my new feed. I tried to set it up so you don’t have to manually re-subscribe, but that seems to be having issues with my photos and new posts not showing up. 

  • Update your feeds with the following:
  • To update Google Reader, unsubscribe to your current subscription, then re-subscribe using the feed above.
  • You can also click here to subscribe to my blog through email, Google Reader, etc.
  • You can also access that link by clicking on the RSS icon to the right of the “P” [Pinterest] icon under the “follow” heading in my sidebar.

Check yesterday’s post for a few more details.  Also, links to my blog from other sites are still not working.  This is going to be quite the long process, but eventually will be solved.  Let me know if there is something you can’t find.  Thanks everyone!! 

Reader Comments (16)

My two favorite things!
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black
Lord have mercy, these cookies look absolutely divine. I think these would be dangerous to make.
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Lynn (Ciao Cow)
I just had a thought of a recipe that might be of interest......
Mint chocolate chip almond butter!
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelby
Travis needs these!!
Yummmm!! I would actually like to sprinkle a little sea salt, right over the top before setting them in the oven. I love that combo with pb and/or chocolate.
The cookies look delicious, and the new blog is beautiful. I especially love the follow buttons. Good luck with all your updates for the new blog. Moving mine over to self-hosted was a bit of a headache, so I sympathize.
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
These look amazing! I think I am going to try them with sunbutter or almond butter just for fun. :)
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Firstly, LOVE your new blog design! I feel spoiled because I got a sneak peek. It looks so clean and fresh.
I can't believe (wait yes I can!) how much of a pain in the butt this blog move has been for you. What a headache. I hope that it all gets sorted out for you soon and you can move on with your life. Sending you positive thoughts...
I thought I was the only one who needed to test 4 cookies to "make sure" I liked them. hah
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
You are right. I too, am pretty sure my Wednesday needs a cookie. One of *these* cookies!
These cookies look so rich and decadent! I have to say that I love your new blog design, too. It suits you perfectly!
So I got my official "Celiac diagnosis" a week ago and right now my pizza/baked goods cravings are going really crazy. These sound amazing and are most def on my To Bake list! Thanks and love your new site :)

Ashley--> I'm so sorry to hear that! But I'm glad my recipes will help with your cravings! :)
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia
This is exactly the type of recipe that will end up half baked in the oven, half raw in my belly, and then once they are warm and gooey...forget it, what cookies? I will vow to only make these when I have guest over- I hope
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
woah flourless!? and they look so cookie like. you have officially blown my mind. making these soon.
p.s. beautiful photography as always!
Im always looking for flourless cookie recipes...can't wait to try this!
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
It's not fair how tasty these look.
March 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
These came out great! And so easy to make. Love your website, I want to Make Everything!
July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJQ

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