So melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter goodness like whhaaaaaat.
There are a couple of things I want to say about this. First off, EASY. Almost stupidly easy. One bowl, no flour, no baking powder. Just throw your ingredients into a mixer or hand-mix and all of a sudden you have a delicious bowl of cookie dough that tastes like the filling of a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. And no, I’m not kidding. Secondly, gluten free. I’m not claiming to know much about baking/eating without gluten, but holy heck, you won’t miss it at all. I know a lot of GF treats sometimes leave a little to be desired, but these are incredibly soft and bursting with peanut butter and chocolate flavor that go perfectly with a glass of milk.
This summer has been the summer of cookies. Which also lends itself to being the summer of buckets of sugar and five tons of butter. Which also also should lend to me spending a good amount of time running or hitting up the gym, but my exercise lately has been reduced to beating together my butter and sugar. Also I’m lying because I have a Kitchenaid. Chewing counts as working out, right?
What was I saying again?
OH YEA. It’s the summer of cookies! From my No-Bake Cookie Dough Energy Bites to my Chunky Cookies and Cream Cookies (<—I die. SO good), it’s been a good season for sweets and these peanut butter bites are no exception. They are little pillows of fluffy goodness and are chock full of melty chocolate chips and crunchy pieces of crushed peanuts. I actually had to make two seperate batches of these before I was able to snap some photos of them since they magically dissapeared overnight. Apart from me being a little irritated at having to have to heat up the house a little with the oven, it meant that I could make some more of the best peanut butter cookie dough ever and enjoy it with a triple shot latte that Kyle brought me. The BEST. Is anyone like that as well? I usually make myself so sick off of stuffing my face with cookie dough that when the final product comes out, I’m left lying on the ground in a (magnificent) sugar coma.
And I’m okay with that.
This recipe is adapted from the lovely people at Cooking Light!
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ brown sugar
- ¼ chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanuts, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together the salt and egg white until frothy. Add in the peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix till combined.
- Gently mix in the chocolate chip and peanuts.
- On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, place a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie and flatten slightly with a fork or by hand. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown on top. Don't over-bake! The cookies will finish baking outside of the oven.