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

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…:)

pussywillows

tulips

 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!

5 replies on “Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate

  • Cory

    I’ve made a similar recipe that uses tahini and cocoa nibs instead of the peanut butter and chocolate chips, and it was very good. Can’t wait to try this version!

  • Kim

    Kate, I made these tonight and they were FABULOUS!!! I added the optional orange zest/juice and it really gave them an amazing flavor. I also added 1/2 cup of quinoa flour just to bulk them up a little. Thanks for the recipe from a grateful FODMAPer! 🙂 I always look forward to each and every one of your posts!

    Here’s the end result: http://oi49.tinypic.com/2dr8jlf.jpg

    -K

    • katescarlata

      Oh…WOW….those look A-MAZiNG! I bet the quinoa flour gave them a bit more structure….Glad you added the orange zest and splash of juice…chocolate and orange are really a GREAT pair.

    • katescarlata

      I do think you could sub in almond butter BUT if you are following a low FODMAP diet–the ‘cut off’ for almond butter would be about 3/4 Tablespoon so you really could only eat about 1 cookie max!

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