Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

Flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies / Cookies de manteiga de amendoim e gotas de chocolate (sem farinha)

Flour – an ingredient always present in my pantry, essential for someone who loves baking like I do. But sometimes we can go on perfectly well without it and it’s not necessary at all – like Renée Zellweger in “Cold Mountain”. :)

My peanut butter cookie recipe hunt started with this amazing book, but I was really after a flourless version, which I found on Epicurious.
The cookies turned out delicious and tender and were a hit with my little sister, who apparently did not like peanut butter. :) Just be careful when transporting the cookies, because the lack of flour makes them a bit fragile.

Flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies / Cookies de manteiga de amendoim e gotas de chocolate (sem farinha)

Flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies
from Epicurious

1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup (175g) light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (170g/6oz) semisweet chocolate chips – I used 70% cocoa solids

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F; line two baking sheets with baking paper.
Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Mix in chocolate chips. Using moistened hands, form generous 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie into ball. Place onto prepared sheets, 5cm (2in) apart.

Bake cookies until puffed, golden on bottom and still soft to touch in center, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets over a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.

Makes about 24 cookies – I made the exact recipe above, used 1 leveled tablespoon of dough per cookie and got 38


Katrin said...

You seem to be able to read my mind :-) I am in a total peanut butter-mood at the moment. Definitely going to try this one! Greetings from Switzerland!

Three-Cookies said...

Sounds rich and delicious and creamy!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

I haven't made peanut butter cookies in a long time and those are calling my name!

The Sweetylicious said...

that sound really rich and yummy! feels like every bite of the coookie taste heavenly (:

Unknown said...

Wow, Patricia! Love, love, love that these are flourless! They look wonderful. Definitely going to try this. Have a great weekend! xo

Unknown said...

iam new in baking world so need your advice.

May i know what is 1 cup chunky peanut butter?


Katie said...

I nominated you on the link you posted for the food blog awards! You deserve to win in every category in my opinion!

Morgan said...

These look amazing. Perfect for when I can't decide between cookies and candy! Now I can have them at the same time.

Priya Suresh said...

Simply addictive and gorgeous cookies..

xboxhijabi said...

what do yu think would happen if i left out the egg?

Rivki Locker said...

I wonder if these would be good with almond butter instead of peanut. The Jewish passover holiday is coming up and we don't use any flour. Peanuts are also off limits for many Jews during this week. I think I may give these a shot with some almond butter. Thanks!

Aleida said...

I am a complete baking novice, I had no idea that flourless cookies existed!

How do they taste when compared to traditional ones?

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

I'm totally impressed~ What a great way to enjoy a treat that's friendly to those who are gluten-intolerant :)

Restaurante Valerie said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is a great combination, the first time i tried it was in the US and i loved it!

Anonymous said...

always looking for a good gluten free cookie recipe -- these look delicious!

Sarah said...

I have been craving peanut butter cookies in the worst way lately. Looks like I have the recipe to fix that now!

Maria said...

I love the fact that these are gluten-free! I have gone on a nut-butter making frenzy lately so these sound just perfect! :-D

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I'll take the whole batch please!

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Mmm nice and gluten-free, it'll be a hit to share with my work mates (one of them is gluten-intolerant)! Thanks for this as I'm usually quite hesitant in flourless bake goods ;)

the urban baker said...

gorgeous photos, Patricia! I love these cookies and with passover coming up these will be perfect for the cookie jar!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

This is just the type of cookie that, when I bake them, I end up eating half the batch before they're cooled!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Katrin, thank you for stopping by!
I hope you like the recipe!

Three-Cookies, thank you!

Sylvie, I hope you like these, sweetie!

Sweetylicious, thank you!

Nina, you're back, my dear! How great to see you around here again!

Elaine, I do not know, sorry.

Katie, thank you very much for your vote! :D You are very kind!

Morgan, thank you for stopping by!

Priya, thank you!

His Khadijah, I don't think it would work out.

Rivki, I cannot answer that for you. :(

Aleida, these are more tender and the peanut butter flavor is stronger.

Ellie, thank you, dearie!

Valerie, they are great together, indeed!

44lalley, thank you for stopping by!

Sarah, I hope you give these a go, they're great!

Salome, thank you for letting me know!

Maria, thank you!

Lauren, have as many as you want! :D

Min, I hope your friend likes the cookies!

Suz, thank you, sweetie!

Kathy, thank you for stopping by! I had trouble holding my horses around these, too. ;)

Unknown said...

I tried these today. Amazing! I didn't think baking soda was needed with flourless baking? Did your rise much?


Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, Sinead, mine did not rise much.

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