It is rare to find someone who does not love the combination of salt, peanut butter, and dark chocolate. Put those in a cookie form and you have a winner. This recipe is really similar to my Almond + Cashew + Chocolate Chunk Cookies, but even simpler. The best part about these cookies are you can make a different version each time you bake them depending on your mood and taste preferences. Plus, kids devour them and they are totally "healthy" since they are gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.
Makes roughly 16 cookies
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chunks (or chips)
- Maldon sea salt, to taste
-Preheat oven to 350 F.
-In a standing mixer blend the peanut butter, coconut sugar, egg, baking soda and salt.
-Once dough is gooey, stir in the chocolate chunks.
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop spoonfuls of dough on the sheet.
-Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating the sheet after 4 or 5 minutes so cookies bake evenly.
-Remove once lightly browned and top with a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt.
-Allow to rest for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.