Straight from the Cookie Jar: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

by Cate on May 21, 2009

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
“Mmmm, these are a definite keeper.”

So said my mom after she took her first bite.

I’ve been making a lot of flourless cookies lately and am totally in love with the lightness they give the cookies.  It’s a completely different texture and bite.  Light, airy and oh so good.  And these cookies were no exception.

This recipe comes from the April 2009 issue of Southern Living magazine, and I’m loving that it yields only 2 dozen cookies.  It’s just enough to have some for us, and some to give away … without being faced with 4-5 dozen and cookies that we can’t bear to look at days later.  Those batches are for big care package giveaways, holidays platters and so forth, you know?  Two dozen is just enough.

And when they’re this good, any more would be dangerous.  Ten minutes and they’re in the oven.  Fifteen minutes later and you’re enjoying cookies warm for the oven.  Perfect for filling up that cookie jar and little tummies after school.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Southern Living magazine, April 2009

Prep: 10 min., Bake: 12 min. per batch, Cool: 20 min.

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Parchment paper

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 5 ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in chocolate morsels.

2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

3. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack, and let cool 15 minutes.

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Sarah Caron May 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I have been wanting peanut butter cookies lately and these look amazing. Adding these to the weekend cooking plan. Thanks!

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ttfn300 May 22, 2009 at 7:45 am

two dozen might still be dangerous for me :) fabulous!

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Cathy May 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

I’m going to have to try this – I’ve been wanting to experiment with flourless baking for awhile, but tend to break out the tried and true recipes instead.

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debbie May 22, 2009 at 9:12 am

I’ve been on a pb cookie kick–these will definitely be added to the list!

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Tavolini May 22, 2009 at 9:18 am

How neat! I’ve never heard of flourless cookies–I’m very intrigued. I bet the peanut butter really shows through in these :)


jan May 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

these sound nice. Can I assume that these are ‘gluten-free’?


Patsy May 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I will have to try these… I have a neighbor who LOVES peanut butter cookies, so this would make a fun surprise for them!

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Elyse May 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Mmm, your mom is right: these cookies sure look like keepers. They sound fantastic. I want to grab one from the cookie jar, too!! PB and chocolate are two of my favorite things!

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Natasha - 5 Star Foodie May 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Sounds wonderful! I love that these delicious cookies are flourless! Excellent!

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Joie May 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Just made these… super quick and easy. My house smells delicious and my fiance has peanut butter breath! This recipe is definitely going to become a regular, it’s hard to find good baking recipes for busy people.


maris May 23, 2009 at 1:10 am

Oooh flourless cookies! Now we need to find one that is sugarless, butterless and calorieless – and still tastes good!!


Emily May 23, 2009 at 5:11 am

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while.

They look FANTASTIC. Yum. I can’t wait to give them a try.

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lisaiscooking May 23, 2009 at 6:31 pm

I’ve never tried making flourless cookies, but these look great! One more recipe I have to try.

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Wendy May 23, 2009 at 11:17 pm

YUM. I love peanut butter.

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jan May 24, 2009 at 10:15 am

this recipe is going to be making the rounds, especially with all the ‘no-gluten’ people (not me, thank goodness) AND Thank You for posting it! Have a great holiday weekend :-)


Joie May 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I made these again but with crunchy peanut butter and they fall apart and crumble as soon as you take a bite. Still tasty but definitely messy!


Debbie May 25, 2009 at 8:24 am

Yummm….they look good. I’ve had chocolate flourless cake and loved it!

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