Monday, May 14, 2012

Cookie Monster

I strongly believe that foods with fewer ingredients are better for us, and because of my cooking novice, I'm naturally drawn to recipes that don't require the whole pantry. When I came across a Whole Living recipe for flourless cookies, I was excited to find a gluten-free treat that didn't call for special ingredients and that fit my appreciation for easy baking. These were a cinch, came out chewy, crispy, and loaded with flavor, and were an instant favorite.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe, adapted from Whole Living:
(Makes 14 large cookies)

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add egg and beat lightly, then mix in peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, and chocolate chips until well combined.
Roll dough, about 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, into balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
Bake until cookies are golden and puffed, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.



  1. Hi! I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT! I'm actually your newest follower! :) Those cookies look out of this world!

    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to check your blog out!

  2. I love how they looked like cookies with flour --they puffed up -- but they weren't really sweet enough for me. Mine tasted a bit weird. Loved how simple they were though. We've been making blondies from Smitten Kitchen -- also very simple. You should try them.

    1. I'll definitely give Smitten Kitchen's blondies a try! I'm sorry that these were weird for you - the texture was definitely different, but I assume that's what happens without flour or butter! The original recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sugar, but I don't typically like super sweet cookies so I used a little less.

  3. Actually they got better overnight -- I had one the next morning before heading to the track and treated it as an energy bar -- it was great! The roommates also gobbled these up and loved them.

    Thank you for all the recipes and great how-tos. Someone special to me loves cooking and this is a great way for me to join the fun!


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