Uggh. I feel sick. I ate too much cookie mixture and it was too rich!
I recently downloaded this really cool Martha Stewart cookie app for my iPhone. It has tonnes and tonnes of cookie recipes in it.
I get to the library early to study so I don't have to do so in the evenings. That leaves the evenings free for things like going to the gym and baking (they seem a little contradictory don't they?)
Anyway I found this recipe on the app for flourless cookies. My friend Gil the other day was telling me about how you can make cookies with only three ingredients. I found this hard to believe until I looked at this recipe. This recipe has four (once you take away the extra peanuts and the chocolate). It has an egg, 1 cup of peanut butter, sugar and some baking soda.
So curious as to how these would turn out, I gave them a go.
The mixture was really strange. Check out the photo, it doesn't look like cookie mix. It was also really oily and if you squeezed the balls, oil oozed out. Not very appealing. But regardless, I rolled them out and baked them.
They came out looking amazing. They had flattened into these huge discs of chunky deliciousness. Once they had cooled down a wee bit I tried a bit. They are excellent. Although you can feel the fat moving south to your thighs and the sugar rising quickly to your head, the discomfort gained in your stomach is far outweighed by the taste sensation in your mouth.
So here we go . .
Flourless Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
beat together the peanut butter, sugar, egg and the baking powder.
Mix in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
Roll into balls and place evenly on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Easy as right?
Sorry this was such a short, sharp post. It is late and I really need to sleep :S