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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This one bowl recipe couldn’t be easier and yields a chewy and delicious peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips that's flour-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
chill time: 30 minutes30 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, easy, flourless, gluten free, peanut butter, recipe
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or mini chips + more for cookie tops if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Stir together brown sugar, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until combined.
  • Microwave cup of peanut butter 20 - 30 seconds or until pourable, to make blending easy using a spatula and without a mixer. Stir peanut butter into sugar mixture until well-blended.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated; stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the dough by the tablespoonful (or use a cookie scoop) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten top of cookie slightly. Stud top of cookies with an additional 2 – 3 chocolate chips if desired.
  • Place cookie sheet in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator and bake immediately for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven when tops are slightly crinkled and before edges begin to brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet.

Notes

  • Chilling dough for 30 minutes makes the cookies more chewy and less crumbly.
  • Alternatively use a fork to make a criss cross pattern to flatten cookie dough before baking if desired.
  • Natural peanut butter yields a drier, crumbly cookie so use store bought peanut butter for best results.