Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate

With my recent peanut butter give-a-way, I can’t get peanut-y treats out of my mind.fresh peanuts

So…I whipped up some flourless peanut butter cookies today and threw in some roughly chopped peanuts fresh from the shell…and some 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips.  Woooooo….Yes!crunchy peanut butter cookies

So very yum.  I ate 3 right out of the oven. oops!

I am not recommending you do that….but…I sure did!

This recipe really is pretty fail proof.  Toss some all natural peanut butter with brown and granulated sugar, a dash of vanilla, baking soda and an egg.  Toss in your favorite mix-ins. {yes, FODMAP friendly if you don’t eat them all!}cookie mixture

 I do think a little orange zest and a splash of fresh orange juice would be pretty awesome too…but I didn’t have an orange at my house today. 🙁cookies

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate Chips


  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter (I used Teddie peanut butter with flaxseed)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla paste
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate)
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • (option: add 1 Tablespoon orange zest and 2 teaspoons orange juice)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment.
  3. In medium bowl, blend peanut butter, sugars, egg, vanilla and baking soda.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and peanuts
  5. Drop tablespoon of cookie dough onto cookie sheet, flatten tops slightly with back of spoon.
  6. Bake for 6 minutes.

And, just because….I thought I would share a couple pictures I took last weekend when Russ and I strolled around Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Pussy willows and tulips make me smile…:)



 And thanks to all who entered the peanut-give-away.  The lucky winners: Logan, Christi and Robin!  

Loved all the GREAT comments,  you guys all rock.  I think I need to do more give-a-ways because I LOVE hearing from you!