Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, the other day I went out to dinner with my husband. He always makes me order first so that he appears all gentlemanly to the wait staff, but dude. When we’re home alone he calls me names and pinches my butt.

He’s only a gentleman in public.

It’s all an act. And I just thought the world should know.

So, anyway, there we are, ordering our dinner. I go for broke in the calorie department (as per usual) and order buffalo chicken strips and extra crispy french fries with ranch dressing to dip it all in.

I’m such a dainty eater. Obvi.

So, then my husband orders. “I’ll have a salad, please.”

Oh, please. A salad? If I served a salad for dinner there would be a serious hissy fit happening at the table from one un-gentleman-like grown man. But, sure, go ahead and order a salad while we’re out for dinner and I order man food. That’s perfectly fine. I don’t mind at all.

See? I told you the gentleman thing was all an act.

I love him anyway, though, so I made cookies. They’re gluten-free, too, if you’re into that kind of thing.

And, if you want to see what the salad eating man in my life looks like, we had some family photos taken last month. I think they’re gorgeous. You can see them right here if you’d like.

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Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups peanut butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chocolate chunks

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, and baking soda until light and creamy. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
Cool on a wire rack.

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29 Responses to “Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Trish June 13, 2012 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    I love the pictures! Your kids look fun :)

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    Karly Reply:

    @Trish,

    Thank you! :)

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  2. Debbie June 13, 2012 @ 1:26 pm (#
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    I want to hang out with your family and eat gluten-free cookies. You will always be the queen of chocolate and peanut butter to me.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Debbie,

    Finally! I’m royalty. :)

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  3. Sweet Jumbles June 13, 2012 @ 2:16 pm (#
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    that story about your husband is hilarious! (Oh and the cookies look yummy, too!) :)

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  4. DessertForTwo June 13, 2012 @ 2:34 pm (#
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    Oh, I know that type of husband. Along with only performing gentlemanly acts in public, he also commonly refers to you by your pet name in public too. Get it straight!

    These cookies are making me hungry!

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    Karly Reply:

    @DessertForTwo,

    Well, I have a bad habit of calling him Chaddy all over the internet and in public, so I’m not allowed to complain about pet names. Heh.

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  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 13, 2012 @ 2:50 pm (#
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    I love that these are GF! And your husband sounds like such a character!

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  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 13, 2012 @ 3:00 pm (#
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    These cookies look unreal! Yum!

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  7. Lisle June 13, 2012 @ 3:05 pm (#
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    Love, LOVE the photos. You look beautiful! And what fun kids! Great family you have there!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Lisle,

    You’re so sweet! Thank you!

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  8. shelly (cookies and cups) June 13, 2012 @ 5:38 pm (#
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    Dude where’s all the GLUTEN??????
    Just kidding gluten free people, bring on the g-free…if there’s sugar and peanut butter involved it can’t be bad!

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    Karly Reply:

    @shelly (cookies and cups),

    I know. I seriously avoid gluten free recipes because it’s like they’re MISSING something. I don’t want to miss out on something delicious, you know?

    But, yeah. I didn’t miss the flour at all in these!

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  9. joanne June 13, 2012 @ 7:01 pm (#
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    Ugh boys. Can’t live with em or without em. Same with butt pinching.

    You guys are a whole family of cuties!

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    Karly Reply:

    @joanne,

    Thank you! You’re so sweet!

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  10. Georgia June 13, 2012 @ 7:13 pm (#
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    Love the recipe and love the pictures. Your blog is such fun to read.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Georgia,

    Aw! Thank you!

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  11. sally @ sallys baking addiction June 14, 2012 @ 2:58 pm (#
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    Karly, these look incredible! 5 ingredients… you can’t beat that! I love anything and everything peanut butter. and chocolate. Gotta make these.

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  12. Baking Serendipity June 14, 2012 @ 4:05 pm (#
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    Ha! The only reason my husband lets me order first is because he’s still deciding :) Love flourless peanut butter cookies and yours look so good!

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  13. Maggie June 15, 2012 @ 7:32 pm (#
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    I just made these cookies and fell in love. So delicious! Thank you! I’m gluten-intolerant and I miss my cookie goodness. These are winners! However, I have a question: how did you get yours to beautiful and round? Mine came out very flat, though no less delicious. What should I do?

    Again, thank you for posting a gluten-free recipe.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Maggie,

    Yay! So glad you got to enjoy some cookies! :)

    I use a cookie scoop, so the dough comes out in little balls. I’m not sure if yours were squished more than mine going in the oven or not? Also, if you really want them puffy, try chilling the dough for 30 minutes or so. That really helps! And make sure your baking soda is out of date. :)

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  14. Wayne August 13, 2012 @ 10:00 am (#
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    Remember the tagline “I can’t believe it’s not butter?” Well this one is i can’t believe there is no flour! but it works so well. Sure the taste is a bit different, but i like it – great alternative, thanks

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