Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 18 cookies

Gluten free Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies on Evite Gatherings

Recipe by Chef Louise Mellor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large organic egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 2

    In the bowl of a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter and sugar on medium speed for about 1 minute.

  • 3

    Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add egg, yolk, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Mix on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.

  • 4

    Press a few pieces of chocolate into each cookie and sprinkle with a little more sugar.

  • 5

    Use a tablespoon to scoop out 18 even balls of batter. Roll each ball gently in the palms of your hands and place onto lined cookie sheet. Leave about 1 1/2 inches between each cookie to allow for spreading while baking. Dip a fork into granulated sugar, then gently press down on each ball with the tines of the fork, creating a criss-cross pattern.

  • 6

    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly, then remove cookies with a spatula to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  • 7

    Store in an airtight container or resealable bag.