After the (delicious) dinner, the hosts served flourless chocolate chip peanut butter cookies for dessert. I may have eaten a few more than is probably socially acceptable, but they were really absolutely completely delicious. I asked for the recipe and they were kind enough to share it with me.
Me being who I am, of course I played with it a little bit to sort of “make it my own”, and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did (and do)!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ t baking soda
- ¼ t salt
- 1 egg, brought to room temperature
- 3 t vanilla
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
DirectionsThis may literally be the easiest recipe ever. Seriously. And you’ll be shocked at how tasty it is.
Add the peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, egg and vanilla (yes, everything but the chips) to a bowl and mix until well combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips. And now your batter is done. Pat yourself on the back – you done good.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put golf-ball sized balls of dough onto the sheet, 6 to a sheet. Lightly press them with the palm of your hand and bake at 350 for about 9 – 10 minutes, or just when they start to get a little tan on the edges.
Remove the sheets from the oven and let the cookies rest there for a couple minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 20 or so cookies.