Ok. For WEEKS I have been craving something just utterly chocolatey, sweet, savory, chewy and yummy. I have looked through hundreds of recipes and could not decide. Do I make brownies? Cookies? Candy? Well, I decided! I found a recipe for Flourless Fudge Cookies on King Arthur Flour. I have made them before with regular chocolate chips, and they are like fudgy brownies in cookie form. Absolutely the richest chocolate cookie I have ever had. I thought that this time, to get some of that savory in there, I would add some Reese's peanut butter morsels. OH. MY. GOSH! These are like a killer peanut butter cup cookie. I won't lie, these are dangerous. What is even more dangerous about them, they take about 5 minutes to whip up, if that, and 8 minutes to cook. in 13 minutes you can be in peanut butter chocolate bliss. AND they are waist line friendly, at only about 80 calories a cookie.
This is by far one of my favorite cookie recipes of all times. My son even helped me make these tonight, perfect cookie for little ones, since it doesn't require a long attention span from start to finish.
FUDGY PEANUT BUTTER CHIP COOKIES
(Adapted from King Arthur Flour's Flourless Fudge Cookies)
Makes approximately 36 cookies
- 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules, optional but tasty
- 1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-process
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 package (10 oz.) Reese's peanut butter morsels
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line them with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment.
- Using a hand mixer, mix everything together except the peanut butter morsels. Scrape down the bottom and sides and mix again. Add the peanut butter morsels and mix in gently.
- Using a 2 teaspoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough (more like a batter) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten the cookies out slightly to even distribute the morsels.
- Bake in oven for 8-9 minutes, until they spread, are slightly shiny, and start to crackle a little bit on top. They should be slightly firm to the touch.
- Let cool on cookie sheet.