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Peanut Butter Goodness

September 22, 2005

I make these cookies a lot at the bed and breakfast, and everyone always loves them…especially Chris, one of the owners. If I’m baking these cookies, I can usually be guaranteed that he’ll swipe one for his breakfast.

I like making them because they’re really easy…you don’t have to measure out flour or haul out the mixer. They’re super-peanut-buttery, and the addition of salted peanuts makes for a really interesting crunch. The dough can be refrigerated for later, and I think we’ve even frozen it before. It’s amazing how sometimes the simplest recipes turn out to be the best.

Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.

With moistened hands, roll dough, about 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, into balls, then flatten into thick disks. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, then rotate the cookie sheet (front to back). Bake for 5 to 6 minutes more, until cookies are just golden and puffed. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Source: Everyday Food magazine.

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9 Discussion to this post
  1. Michelle says:

    I will definitely be making these tonight! Thanks! Love you and miss you!Take care!

  2. Those sound too good and easy to be true! But, I believe you, of course. :)

  3. tanvi says:

    this is almost identical to the recipe i use. ill try adding salted peanuts to my next batch: that sounds good!

  4. This is also pretty close to a recipe I use. You can’t go wrong with PB cookies – they are sooo good!

  5. obachan says:

    Hi! First time commenting here. I love your blog.
    I’ve never tried flourless cookies before, but these look so yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jeff says:

    I want one! Or 6 :) They look great! I like the idea of adding peanuts.

  7. Dad says:

    Hi, Mija,
    Michelle made some of these and when I came home this weekend, I wanted to eat all of them! They were so good. Hope all is well with you and yours. Love you and I miss you. Mom says his and she is fine

  8. Pearl says:

    Mmmm. Looks good. May have to clip that one too.

  9. Dawna says:

    Your cookies look beautiful

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