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Flourless Peanut Butter Choc Chunk Cookies

opinionatedchef Apr 10, 2011 03:38 PM

my fav chocolates in u.s. are from recchiuti in san fran. Their website recipes include this one and the thought of no flour of any kind- seems intriguing, yes?!!


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    paprkutr RE: opinionatedchef Apr 10, 2011 03:53 PM

    It might be interesting, did you try making them?

    1. krissywats RE: opinionatedchef Apr 10, 2011 03:58 PM

      My families favorite peanut butter cookie recipe is flour-less. It's mostly just peanut butter, egg and sugar. The egg 'seizes up' the peanut butter and they honest to god come out with a texture like a cookie with flour. I haven't used any baking soda or powder in them, but I wonder if that lightens them up a bit (they are quite dense). No one ever believes when I tell them they are flour-less.

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        paprkutr RE: krissywats Apr 10, 2011 04:17 PM

        That sounds good. Would you please post the recipe. I was thinking of using it for Passover,
        but just realized I can't use peanuts. I wonder how it would be with almonds or someother nut?
        I would love to try them. TIA

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        jessinEC RE: opinionatedchef Apr 10, 2011 10:09 PM

        Here's a flourless (and also dairy-free) PB cookie recipe I've used from epicurious:

        @paprkutr: I've made this successfully with sunflower butter.

        I use Ghiradelli 70% chips. My sister-in-law adds peanut butter chips too.

        Super-easy & fast and YUM.


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          paprkutr RE: jessinEC Apr 11, 2011 06:50 PM

          Thank you.

        2. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: opinionatedchef Apr 10, 2011 10:16 PM

          I love them and I am not a big fan of peanut butter cookies. I'd highly recommend them.

          1. chowser RE: opinionatedchef Apr 11, 2011 04:29 AM

            Like krissywats, I use the three ingredient pb cookie (1 c pb, 1 c sugar, egg). I was skeptical but really liked them. I'd love to try this recipe--I'm also wondering, since there isn't much acidic in the recipe what the baking soda would react with. I would guess it's more for the darkening aspect in that case, than rising. My kids call the three ingredient one, peanut butter candy.

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              opinionatedchef RE: chowser Apr 11, 2011 01:31 PM

              well, i would think that the definition of candy would include 'sugar based' so it sounds like an accurate moniker to me!

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