Desserts | Cookies | Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies                            PRINT RECIPE 

SummaryFor those of us out there who want a chocolate chip peanut butter cookie 

baked_cookies3but, want or need to watch our wheat intake. This flourless cookie is a delicious alternative for traditional chocolate chip peanut butter cookie recipes, except, (without) the flour. I’m a cookie person; love a cookie hot out of the oven with a cup of coffee. This has become the cookie of choice in our home! It’s delicious and easy to make, plus flourless. Less calories, too!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-cup creamy peanut butter                                                                                           
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 large egg  
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1-cup chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks)
  • 1-cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2.  Cream peanut butter and  sugar, until creamy and fluffy. Add vanilla, egg, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. 
  3. Roll dough into 1-1/2 inch balls (approximately the size of a golf ball). *For easier handling, dough can be refrigerated for about thirty minutes prior making into balls. 
  4. Place dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; 2 inches apart.  
  5. Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork.
  6. Bake at 350° F, for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookie is puffed up and lightly browned on the bottom. Do not overcook, or your cookie will be rock hard. 
  7. Take cookies out of the oven, place the whole baking sheet on a wire cooling rack, and let cookies cool on pan for ten minutes–this prevents crumbling. Then take a spatula to remove cookie to wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes more; store in airtight container.

Cooking note: When I first started making these cookies I rolled the cookie ball Pressed Cookies1in crystallized sugar–just like my grandmother used to do with her peanut butter cookies–however, since then, while the grandchildren prefer the extra sugarI do not. My tastes have changed, and I have learned to cut-back on my sugar intake, and I do not roll them in the extra sugar. In addition to this, for all those who do not know me, it is my preference to buy all ingredients “Organic” where I can.  If I can’t find organic chocolate chips, I buy organic chocolate chunks. Baking powder is not an item I have found in our local organic stores, however, I do buy it aluminum free. I use sea salt as well.

Photo (C) 2014 Virginia Wright

Photo (C) 2014 Virginia Wright
 
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