Going Flourless: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Who da thought? A cookie with no flour and no butter? And a  very GOOD cookie?  Impossible! Not impossible — in fact the recipe is printed below! Just how good are these cookies?  They were so good I forgot to take a picture of them.  They were beautiful.  (Sure, Terri…)  Really they were. All I have is a photo (see below) of how happy you’ll probably be when you eat them.  Sorry, it’s the best I can do for an illustration! At my house, these crunchy-yet-soft-and-smelling- like- heaven delicacies disappeared so fast that the thought of taking a photo truly never entered my mind.  Let’s say I was too busy tasting and marveling about the flavor and texture….And, NO!  I did not eat them all.  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. My family, who is pretty traditional when it comes to favorite cookie recipes, LOVED THESE.  A big hit all around. And six ingredients.  What could be simpler?

Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup super chunky peanut butter (the chunkier, the better) 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (about 6 ounces). Use your favorite kind — mine were organic square chocolate chips from a health food store, not too sweet.  Delicious.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl and then mix in chocolate chips. Form dough into balls using 1 tablespoon (generous) of dough or more for each cookie. 2 T. works fine, but avoid the temptation to make really large cookies. You’ll see why.  Read on.

Arrange on 2 ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.

Watch the cookies carefully — do not over bake. This is a key to this recipe. Bake cookies until puffed, golden on bottom and still soft to touch in center, about 10 to12 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. This is important — you can’t take them off the sheet at first. They just fall apart. Wait patiently, it’s worth it. Then transfer to racks and cool completely.

Store in airtight container at room temperature. Totally fabulous the next day as well.

Go on, have a few. These beauties will make you young again, for sure!  Right — youth and happily ever after in a darn cookie.  Works for me.


Adapted from a recipe from my very favorite online recipe box — www.epicurious.com.  Enjoy!  Please pass the plate…

Trackback from your site.

Terri Crosby

Helping you create life-affirming, ever-evolving, happier relationships with those you love. Follow me on twitter at@TerriCrosby or read myblog.

Comments (2)

  • Avatar

    Neighbor Nancy


    Well, there you have it. My husband is moving in with your family. Apparently, he intends to give up all other food groups for that recipe.

    He is in the basement right now hunting for chunky peanut butter. I wonder if this meanns I can get him to change the hall light I can’t reach. hmmm


    • Avatar

      Terri Crosby


      Oh, you two make me laugh! Happy peanut-buttering!


Leave a comment

Intimacy Is Everywhere

Hello Everyone,

Today, intimacy.

Love to you all,

Read more

Friday Love: Bam! Gate Breaking, Anyone?

Good Friday, Everyone!

Today, I’m sharing a story about how I accidentally accomplished something on my bucket list. I ran through an exit gate while looking the other way. The hood of my car is scratched up, and one windshield wiper is a mess, but let’s have a good laugh about how we never expect what “getting what we want” includes!

Let me know if you relate…

Read more

Enough with the Name-Calling

It seems to be a growing fad these days to call someone a narcissist, or declare they are toxic.
Political name-calling is similar—we assign politicians and voters to categories, and brush them off as if they are unintelligent, inferior, or even worthless.
By labeling others, we miss their humanity. We gloss over their struggle, their best effort at dealing with life. We dismiss them.
We do to them what we believe they are doing to others.
Look past a label, and in the soft light of day, there stands a person like you or like me, coping as best they can. At the end of the day, no friend, parent, or lover making conscious choices intends to be mean, or to ignore, or to embellish. There is always more to the story.
If we label others, then for sure we label ourselves. We trap ourselves into believing we are less than. Or not enough. Or we don’t give ourselves the time and forgiveness to work through our “stuff.” Maybe, if we stopped accusing others of narcissism, we could forgive ourselves for those moments when we were narrow-minded, inconsiderate, or afraid.
When it comes to labels, nobody wins.
So, my dear people, I suggest we peer a little deeper into ourselves to investigate a need to separate ourselves from others by tacking them with a label filled with disdain or scorn.
It is my wish that you view this video and take it to heart.
Much love,

Read more

Get in touch

Terri Crosby

Talk to me