Friday, November 7, 2014

Thick & Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten Free & Dairy Free}-Cookie Week 2014!

Welcome to the last day of Cookie Week, hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen! We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you in to the holiday spirits. We hope you've enjoyed this week as much as we did! Don't forget to check out and enter our fantastic giveaway and our #CookieWeek Pinterest board full of all the cookie recipes you've see here this week!
Our sponsors for this event have provided us with some great prizes and we’d like to extend a huge thank you for their generosity. Thanks to Imperial Sugar, Circulon, Peanut Butter & Co. and Page Street Publishing for being a part of Cookie Week!     

Take a look to see what might inspire you to break out the butter and sugar this weekend.



  • Pumpkin Mallomars by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic
  • Black Pepper Fig Biscotti by Crumb
  • Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles by Jen's Favorite Cookies
  • Chocolate Shot Cookies by Food Lust People Love
  • Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies by Cooking in Stilettos
  • Soft and Chewy Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
  • The Best Gingersnaps by Mind Over Batter
  • Thick & Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten Free & Dairy Free} by The Cooking Actress


  • LOOKAT THAT PICTURE! LOOK AT HOW THICK AND SOFT THESE COOKIES ARE!!

    Nothing beats biting into a thick, soft, extra chewy, extra flavorful, cookie. Especially when you only need to use 1 bowl to whip them up. And there are only 6 ingredients. CRAZY simple.  And really...oh so addictive.
    And the small ingredient list? The flourlessness? It just means the chocolate/peanut butter truly shine. So rich and out of control. I suppose I'd say these cookies taste like the inside of a Reese's cup...if you mixed it with cocoa powder....does that make sense? Trust me on this one-it's goooood.



    Thick & Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


    Makes approx. 13-20 cookies
    Ingredients:
    • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. peanut butter (using natural/homemade peanut butter isn't recommended)
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    Preparation:
    • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until fully combined and not super gritty (about 5 minutes)-scrape down the sides as needed.
    • Beat in the cocoa powder and baking soda until fully incorporated. You'll want the dough to be crumbly but able to be shaped. If it seems too dry add an extra 1-2 tbsp. of peanut butter.
    • Prepare a large plate or a smallish baking tray with wax or parchment paper. 
    • Using a medium cookie scoop (or 2 heaping tbsp. of dough) roll dough into balls. Place on the prepared plate/sheet and use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on the top of each dough ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 5 days) before baking. 
    • Preheat oven to 350F degrees and prepare baking sheet(s) with parchment paper, silpat, or coat with non-stick cooking spray. 
    • Place chilled dough balls on the baking sheet(s), spacing at least 2 inches apart.
    • Bake 8-10 minutes, until just set around the edges. Err on the side of underbaking-they'll firm up as they cool. Allow to cool on sheet 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
    • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    Don't forget to enter the COOKIE WEEK GIVEAWAY! 
    How to enter (for more information about the giveaway read this post):
    1. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling us know what your favorite cookie is to bake during the holidays.
    2. Many more additional ways to enter in the rafflecopter widget. 
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