Double chocolate flourless cookie with salted peanuts

This chocolate flourless cookie recipe was my experiment in the kitchen this week. They are pretty low sugar –as far as cookies go–and they received the thumbs up from my daughter, Chelsea. 🙂

flourless chocolate cookies baked

You can see the one chocolate chip that tried to wander off… Ha! ^

These cookies were rich and hearty.  For me, just one cookie fulfilled my chocolate craving. I love the savory (salted peanuts) and sweet (chocolate) flavors.

Most of you will have the ingredients to make these cookies on hand, so whipping up a batch is quite easy.  The recipe includes: one egg, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, salted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla…and the dough will be on the thick side–but feel free to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil if it appears too dry or is crumbly.  I use natural peanut butter at my house (no hydrogenated fats or sugar) as I like the health profile better, but natural peanut butter can vary in oil consistency. If your  natural peanut butter is its on the dry side, definitely add 1 teaspoon of oil to the dough.

flourless chocolate cookie dough

You can sub in walnuts, macadamias, or pecans for the peanuts too.  Get creative 🙂

Double chocolate flourless cookie with salted peanuts

Ingredients

  • Limit to 1-2 cookies
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used all natural Smucker's)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup rough chopped salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In medium size bowl, mix cocoa, brown sugar and baking soda.
  4. Add egg, peanut butter and vanilla, blending until creamy with a spoon. (add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil if dough is crumbly and dry)
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and peanuts.
  6. Roll dough in 1 1/2 in diameter balls and place on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inch apart.
  7. Bake cookies for 8 minutes.
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