I used to be afraid of flourless cookies. Any cookie recipe without flour would kind of make me cringe.
A cookie needed flour, or at least that’s what I used to think. Not anymore. These cookies changed my mind. If you too run from anything gluten free or flourless, give these a try. They are the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate.
Plus, I love a cookie with with so few ingredients!
You do have to remember that they aren’t light and fluffy like typical cookies. They are a bit heavy, but nothing a little milk can’t fix!
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside. In a stand mixer, beat peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet and press down the top of the dough to flatten just slightly. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly crinkled.
Do not let the edges brown.