Very peanutty, soft cookies. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid depending on the flour you use. I use 1/3 whole wheat and 2/3 white. I use soy milk however any milk or milk-like product will work, I think. If you're going to add dark chocolate chips, increase the sugar by 2 Tablespoons. Careful baking results in soft cookies just lightly browned on the bottom.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Crush peanuts into small bits with a rolling pin. Roast for 8 - 12 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
- Use a fork to mix flour and soda together in a bowl.
- In another bowl mix egg, sugar and liquid.
- Mix in peanut butter with egg mixture.
- Mix in peanut bits and chocolate chips (if you're using them) with egg mixture.
- Mix flour and egg mixtures together.
- Roll into small balls between your palms and flatten with a floured fork on a greased cookie sheet, or push a large chocolate wafer into the top of the ball, flattening the ball in the process.
- Bake 12 on a cookie sheet at a time as far from the edges of the cookie sheet as possible.
- Bake 9 1/2 minutes
- Cool on wire rack.
These cookies are better than they had the right to be! I was searching for a cookie recipe that had no butter since I was out. I made these without the peanuts and with creamy peanut butter instead of chunky. The results were outstanding. The cookies were soft and round, and chewy on the inside. Even a couple days later they still taste just as good. This is a new staple in my cookbook. Thank you so much for posting!
Prior to using this recipe, I wasn't a member of Recipe Zaar. After baking them I HAD to join and give it five stars. The ingredients are so simple, recipe was easy to follow, and the cookies turned out delicious. Big hit for my family! :)
Amazing! These had my family begging for more! I made them in the shape of footballs for the super bowl and used a very small fork to make the fork lines look like stitching on a football! These have become my family's new Sunday football treat! Thanks so much!