flourless six ingredient peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (gf)

Who doesn't love a good cookie? I have a super sweet tooth that I have a hard time controlling and adhering to a paleo-esque lifestyle. These cookies can be made paleo, although I usually use real sugar and enjoy them as a special treat. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (use Jif for the treat version, organic all-natural for paleo)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (regular white sugar for treat version, coconut sugar for paleo)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate chips to preference (cacao nibs for paleo)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl minus the chocolate chips.  Fold those in last.  These don't require a mixer, just a good ole wooden spoon and a little elbow grease. 

Place rounded teaspoons on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.  Once the edges are set they are good to go.  Beware of overcooking because they come out tasting a little like burnt peanuts if you do.

Let cool for 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheet, they can be a little crumbly. Remove from sheet and let dry on cookie rack for 5-10 minutes.  

They will be a hit at any event and no one will ever know they are gluten free!  Enjoy :)