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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sometimes, just sometimes; in our house, we have dessert first…because…

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Believe it or not – these cookies are not that sinful! Really!

I mean they have NO flour!

None!

Zilch!

What they do have is lots of peanutbuttery-chocolatey gooeyness!

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As I am always trying to justify my peanut butter consumption, I was thrilled to stumble on an article in Prevention magazine which quotes a study by the “Journal of the American Medical Association” that states that:

“…consuming 1 ounce of nuts or peanut butter (about 2 tablespoons) at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%.”

Now I can add this to the list of benefits of peanut butter! 🙂

This is an easy, quick cookie that has been adapted from Peanutbutterrunner’s “Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”.

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Ingredients I used to make a dozen cookies:
1/2 of a 16 oz jar of creamy peanut butter
4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 egg
1/2 a handful of peanut butter and chocolate chips
a whole handful of chocolate chips

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Directions:
I started off by preheating the oven to 365 degrees. Then, using a spoon, I mixed the peanut butter, egg, sugar and vanilla – the mix starts off a little wet, but as the ingredients incorporate, it thickens up. Then mixed in the chocolate chips and peanut butter & chocolate chips (these quantities can be changed – or white chocolate chips could also be substituted). I then rolled up spoonfuls of it, flattened them slightly and baked for 12 minutes. These cookies are best when allowed to cool – they do not have a lot of sugar in them; but when cooled, they seem slightly sweeter than when eaten warm.
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Zan

Thursday 15th of August 2013

These look so yummy.

Shashi Charles

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Thank You Zan :)

Rabia @TheLiebers

Friday 19th of July 2013

Those look awesome!! I'm going to have to give them a try!

Shashi Charles

Friday 19th of July 2013

Thank You! I hope you like them as much as we did!

Marcy

Thursday 18th of July 2013

Ohhhh, those look yummy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog from SITS!

Shashi Charles

Thursday 18th of July 2013

Your welcome and thank you for stopping by mine Marcy :)

Coffee and Crumpets

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

Great looking cookies! Nothing wrong with eating desserts first, we do it all the time in my house!

Nazneen

Shashi Charles

Thursday 18th of July 2013

Haha - Thanks Nazneen!