(can be gluten free and/or nut free)
There’s no question that peanut butter is one of my favourite foods. It can be used in so many different ways (on toast, in stir-fry, ice cream, smoothies, muffins) but I personally think one of it’s superior forms is in a cookie! Chewy yet crunchy, sweet yet salty, nutty yet sensible (…are we talking about people or cookies here?), they just check allllll the boxes. If any of that sounds moderately mouth-watering, you’re going to love these chewy peanut butter cookies!
Now, in the case that you’re allergic to peanuts… you’re probably not reading this. But if you are (first of all, thank you!), have comfort in knowing that these cookies can be made with any nut/seed butter you have on hand!
What you need for these chewy peanut butter cookies:
- unsalted butter
- smooth peanut butter
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- one whole egg
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- chopped peanuts
How do I make these peanut free?
Although it sounds counterintuitive, you can make these peanut butter cookies peanut free! Simply choose any other nut/seed butter (something like a cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, hazelnut butter, etc.), and replace the peanut butter with it. You can also substitute the chopped peanuts for any other type of chopped nut, or (especially if your nut/seed butter is not super sweet) add in chocolate chips!
How do I make these nut free?
Choose a seed butter like sunflower seed butter to replace the peanut butter! You can also substitute the chopped peanuts for any other type of chopped nut, or (especially if your nut/seed butter is not super sweet) add in chocolate chips!
How do I make these gluten free?
Easy – Use gluten free all-purpose flour (preferably one with xanthan gum to help with structure).
How long do they last? Can I freeze them?
These cookies last for about one week when stored on the counter in an airtight container, but they also freeze well! Freeze them while they’re still fresh for the best result (i.e. the day of or the day after you bake them).