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maryknitsdotcom » Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cashew Cookies

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March 4, 2012

Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cashew Cookies

Filed under: cookies — mknit @ 9:52 am

Yummy

I signed up for martha stewart’s cookie a day email, and today’s email was a Flourless peanut-chocolate cookie. It seemed easy enough, plus I had all the ingredients, and i was itching to make more cookies.

I halved the recipe because I just made matcha sugar cookies last night.

It’s easy enough, you just dump all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix. I didn’t have to take out any butter ahead of time and set it for room temp.  I didn’t have any roasted and salted peanuts, but I did have some cashews that are roasted and salted, so I dumped those in. I used white chocolate, yum.

Since i couldn’t half an egg, i just used one full egg, and put in the whole 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (in my weird mind, one full egg = 1/4tsp baking soda). I didn’t use the mixer for this, I just spatula mixed.

I don’t have parchment paper, so I used muffin liners, and my new “ice cream” scooper to put out uniform sizes. (I had thought the liners would flatten out a bit more, but I guess I didn’t flatten them, so it wouldn’t do that on it’s own.)

In the directions it says to set top & bottom shelves, and rotate back to front in the middle of baking, while I set out to do so, I completely mis-read the time. (Oops)  What I did was, I placed mine on the top shelf, then I set my timer at 12mins, when the timer went off, I did rotate it front to back and move the cookies to the bottom. BUT when I re-read the directions, i realised that I should have done this at 5-6 mins instead, so by the time I realised this 5 more mins into bottom shelf baking, I just pulled the cookies out from the oven.

Upon removing the cookies, it formed a shallow muffin cookie chunk, but still pretty chewy. It’s got a little bit of a crunch, and I love the chocolate & cashew chunks in the cookie.
Flour-less peanut butter chocolate cashew cookies

If I had a coffee shop or a daily cookies selection for my imaginary shop, this cookie would definitely go on the list.

Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2+1/8 cup sugar (this is how i calculate half of 3/4 cup)
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2+1/8 cup semisweet white chocolate chips
1/4 cup roasted salted cashews

Do this:

1. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in white chocolate chips and cashews.

2. Preheat the oven for top & bottom shelf @ 350 F. Use a ice cream scooper, or a tbsp and scoop the mixture into a ball & place it 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

3.Bake until cookies are golden and puffed, 12 to 14 minutes, rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to racks to cool completely

4. eat

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