Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, GFDF!

I love cookies.  And, I especially love to bake cookies that are not complicated, take very little time and highlight one or two complimentary flavors.  It doesn’t hurt if the cookie also contains a little chocolate.  I like it even more if clean-up is simple.

There is nothing like the satisfaction of warm-from-the-oven homemade cookies that didn’t leave you ready to hire house-cleaners just to find the counter top again.  Some creations around here manage to use every bowl, utensil and baking pan I own.

Centuries ago I read about this new thing called a Monster Cookie.   Everything you could imagine was included in that cookie – peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats, raisins, nuts, extra chocolate, coconut, more nuts, and just more.  It was a ridiculously large diameter cookie and took forever to burn bake.  While it seemed like a fantastic idea in theory, the reality was more than anyone should taste or chew all at once.

This is not that cookie.  This is a wonderful, simple, happy cookie that happens to be dairy-free and gluten-free and tastes great.

I had a jar of Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter in the cupboard that kept falling out every time I opened the door.  That probably was a sign to just open the jar and use it.  I did.  In four minutes I had the batter ready to go.  The oven  was slower and still preheating.

So I had another cup of coffee while I waited.

Then it was time to scoop and flatten the dough with a fork dipped in cold water. Eleven minutes later they were on the rack cooling their little chocolate nutty heels.

This whole effort requires just one bowl, one spoon and a lined baking sheet (parchment is easy – toss it when you’re done).  And in less than 25 minutes from dreaming about cookies – from start to finish you can have some warm from oven dairy-free, gluten-free, fabulous cookies.  Taming the cookie monster has never been this easy.

Want some?

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Preheat oven to 350.  Line two baking sheets with silpats or parchment.

In a medium-sized bowl mix the peanut butter, eggs, sugars, vanilla, and baking soda until incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop (scant tablespoon size scoop) onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.  Flatten with cross hatches using a fork dipped in water (otherwise the fork will stick to the dough).

Bake 6 minutes and rotate baking sheets.  Bake 5-6 minutes more and cool for about 2 minutes.  Using a flat spatula, carefully remove cookies to a rack and cool completely.

Makes almost 2 dozen 3-4 inch cookies.



8 responses to “Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, GFDF!

  1. These look great! Can’t wait to try. thanks!

  2. I can totally make these – sounds really easy. But how to do you get so many cookies out of just 3T of flour? Does the powdered sugar thicken the dough?

    • Gluten Free Canteen

      Think of them as almost flourless cookies. The egg white and the tiny bit of flour are the binders. It is pretty gooey dough (which is why you use a scoop and a wet fork to flatten them, but it bakes up just fine. Give it a try and let me know how it came out. You can use regular peanut butter too instead of Justin’s chocolate, but it isn’t nearly as tasty. Justin’s is dairy free, too. : )

  3. I like the flat shape. And the color is so chocolatey. Must be really really very delicious!

  4. I sure do love me a BIG cookie! These look fantastic!

    Great blog!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  5. I made these cookies; absolutely delicious. Very rich and decadent, though without butter and added oil. I loved these. Making them vegan would be easy as well. Well done, I’ll definitely make these again.

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