Prep 8 mins
Cook 14 mins
These cookies come from the marthastewart.com website and are really, really tasty. They are sweet, chewy, full of chocolate and nuts-the perfect treat. As written the cookies come out very sweet, so feel free to reduce the sugar amount or use a sugar substitute for part of it.
- 3⁄4 cup sugar (see note in introduction)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used natural, no-sugar added, chunky pb)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (make sure theyre gluten and or or lactose free if thats a concern)
- 1⁄2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine sugar, soda and salt.
- In a large bowl, stir together sugar-soda-salt-mix, egg and vanilla until well combined. I used a wire whisk for this step.
- Now add in the peanut butter, stir with a spoon til well combined and smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips and roasted peanut pieces.
- With moistened hands, roll dough, about 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, into balls. Place 2 inches apart on two baking sheets.
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes. Cookies will still be slightly soft, but firm up while cooling.
- Allow to set on baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Talk about quick and easy . . . these are those!!! Pretty good flavor; I used natural peanut butter; I think that I would prefer the flavor of regular. No peanuts. A plus is the low carb count if you have a diabetic at home. Had no problem with them crumbling although it is a funny-looking dough. But it held together well. Got 22 cookies, using an over-full tablespoon. Lalaloula, thanks for posting. I will make these again . . . Janet
Excellent cookies! Love the fact that these are naturally gluten free without having to sub in any flours. I used the amount of sugar posted in the recipe and we thought they were just right. Also added two tablespoons of ground flax seed as that is my normal practice when baking anything. Thanks for posting this Loula! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.
Excellent cookie that is absolutely full of flavor!! I used the amount you posted for the sugar and it was perfect for our family. I did find the dough a bit crumbly so I mixed in about half of an egg white. They worked perfectly! I used my small cookie scoop to help mold them and that was great with this dough. Baked nicely in 12 minutes and I received 30 cookies total. Made during the PRMR tag game. (Update: I made these again and had no issues with the crumbles so I'm wondering if it was the brand of peanut butter the first time. Either way these are great cookies!).