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Easy Peanut Butter Cookie

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Allison Beck

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

To say I love peanut butter is an understatement. Then combine the creamy, nutty goodness with melted chocolate, and it's like heaven on Earth.

There are so many peanut butter cookies out there — some crispy, others chewy, and yet more rich and dense. These easy cookies are gluten-free, as there is no flour, as well as dairy-free. Better yet, they don't require any mixing equipment. Whip them up, bake them off, and then you have a light and airy treat in a matter of minutes.

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Notes

Can't have peanuts? Swap in raw almond butter instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup peanut butter, or almond butter
  • 3/4 cups chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add the egg and beat well with a whisk to combine. Add the peanut butter and combine until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Place about ¼ cup sugar on a plate. Roll dough into ¾-inch balls and then, placing extra sugar in a bowl, roll in the sugar to coat. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, then allow to cool.

Nutritional Facts
Servings16
Calories Per Serving177
Total Fat11g17%
Sugar15gN/A
Saturated3g16%
Cholesterol12mg4%
Protein4g9%
Carbs17g6%
Vitamin A4µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg7%
Calcium22mg2%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)15µg4%
Iron0.5mg2.6%
Magnesium27mg7%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Phosphorus59mg8%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium94mg3%
Sodium92mg4%
Sugars, added13gN/A
Zinc0.4mg2.9%