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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Success

free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 13, 2006 07:21 PM

Awhile back I saw a tempting recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the e-mail newsletter from Recchiuti Chocolates. The author of recipe says "you'll really appreciate the flavor and consistency organic peanut butter gives these cookie." In a nutshell, you mix 8 oz. of organic, unsalted pb, with an egg, 3/4 c sugar, 1/4 tsp of kosher salt and 1/2 baking soda. Then you toss in 1/2 c. chopped unsalted peanuts and 6 oz of chocolate chunks. Form the cookies and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approx. 13 minutes at 350 til golden and puffy. Once they are out of the oven they a sprinkled with a little fleur de sel. In a word they were peanutty, very, very peanutty. DH was my tester and kept saying with every few bites "this is a good cookie". It is crunchy yet dense in texture. The saltiness is a nice contrast to the chocolate. These cookies may not be for the traditionalist who likes a chewy or crisp cookie, it is more for a pb lover. The only problem I encountered was that I baked them a tad too long and next time will try for a shorter amount of time. Other than that it was very easy to put together and the results were wonderful.

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  1. PamelaD RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 13, 2006 08:13 PM

    Thanks for this!
    I love flourless pb cookies!
    Next time I will try the fluer de Sel treatment- that sounds fabulous!
    One thing I have learned is to bake them for a minute less that you think you should then after removing from the oven, let them sit on the sheet for a few minutes before removing them (or they will fall apart). If you leave them in till you think they are done, they turn out overcooked.

    Pam

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    1. re: PamelaD
      free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: PamelaD Aug 15, 2006 01:55 AM

      Thanks for the pointer, I kind of thought this was the case. I picked up one of the less toasty cookies and it fell apart.

    2. Funwithfood RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 14, 2006 06:11 PM

      Thanks for posting--sounds wonderful!

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