flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

12 Apr

These are my awesome peanut butter cookies that I push far into the category of excess by also adding chocolate chips. These things have way too much sugar to ever qualify as a health food, but they’re gluten free, so um yay? And they can be dairy free if you use dairy free chocolate chips. Not that I’m gluten or dairy free, but some people are and they deserve cookies too.

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
makes ~24 cookies

1 cup salted, unsweetened peanut butter (if you use unsalted pb, add a hefty pinch of salt)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 – 1 cup chocolate chips depending on how chippy you’re feeling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line some cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease them up, I don’t care – parchment paper means less cleanup).

Dump everything in a bowl except the chocolate chips and mix it up real good, then stir in the chips. It’s not important what order you add the ingredients in, but I like to start with the egg and beat it up before I add the other stuff so that I can make sure I obliterate that nasty squiggly white thing that clings to the yolk. Seriously, screw that thing. Once your chips are incorporated, drop the dough by tablespoons onto the cookie sheets, then flatten slightly with a fork or your fingers. If you have any leftover dough, eat it and make this face.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should look kind of puffy and wiggly and maybe not-quite-done when you take them out of the oven, but that’s ok. Leave them in the pan for a few minutes and they’ll deflate and firm up nicely, at which point you can transfer them to a cooling rack.

Store them in an airtight container on the counter for a day or three. I have no idea if they last longer than that because we always eat them too fast. They get chewier as time goes on (yum).

If you have a toddler about, make sure they smear the melty chocolate chips all over their face, hands, upholstery, etc for the authentic cookie experience.

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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