Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut butter cookies made with five simple ingredients.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Remember that children’s book, When You Give A Mouse A Cookie? I loved that book, and one of my first cookbooks was a companion to that- a cookie cookbook for children. My favorite recipe to make from this cookbook was a super easy peanut butter cookie that had only four ingredients: Peanut butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and a splash of vanilla. I had all but forgotten about these cookies until I started seeing versions of them popping up all over the internet. I was then inspired to make them again!

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

But this time, I added CHOCOLATE- peanut butter is great on it’s own, but it’s also wonderful with chocolate. Why do Reese’s s sell so well? A marriage of two wonderful things. These cookies are quick to make, soft and crunchy at the same time, and keep well for a week.  They do seem drier and a bit more crumbly than your average cookie, but in testing this recipe the recipe I’m listing below was the best. The second time I made these cookies, I added a second egg hoping the cookies would turn out softer. While they were softer, they were much chewier and there was something about them that seemed off. My roommate and I agreed that the first batch was much better with only one egg, so that is the recipe I am listing below.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I added brown sugar, which adds softness as well as a richer flavor, and I added chocolate for flavor! The best part about these cookies is that they are gluten free, so it’s enjoyable for our friends with gluten allergies.  There’s also no dough chilling required- meaning you can have cookies that taste like peanut butter cups in just 15 minutes. What could be better?

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Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
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Serves: 16
 
Chocolate peanut butter cookies made in 15 minutes with no flour or butter!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
  3. Mix in peanut butter and egg.
  4. Drop in 2 tablespoon size drops onto cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Let set on cookies for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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4 Comments on Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    November 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved that book too! I didn’t know it had a companion cookbook-looove this recipe. The more chocolate pb flavor the better!
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