I follow a lot of GF and Foodie blogs and there has been a recipe floating around for a while -- a Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that only requires a few ingredients. It is noticeably lacking flour -- seriously -- which made me think these were going to have a weird texture. But no, these are seriously good!
The fact that they contain a huge amount of peanut butter means that they are rich and have an almost creamy mouthfeel, however, the edges are crisp and crunchy. I think these are seriously dangerous to have around the house and I'm glad it doesn't make a huge batch.
I would love to credit the original creator of this awesome recipe, but it's been around the internets for so long, that I'm not sure of its origin. Here is the recipe:
(Gluten-Free) 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes about 2 dozen)
1 C. Peanut butter -- I used an organic, all-natural variety
1 C. Sugar -- I used 1/2 C. organic brown sugar and 1/2 C. minimally processed organic granulated sugar
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 C. Chocolate Chips
Add all ingredients to a mixer in order, mixing after each addition. Roll into 1 in. balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with a fork. (Mine were a bit crumbly, so I just pushed them back into shape if they fell apart upon flattening.)
Bake at 350º for about 11 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Let sit on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack.