Meatless Monday: Best Ever Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I meant to post this yesterday, for Meatless Monday, but then I went back and forth with myself whether to post it at all. I don’t necessarily have an issue with posting dessert recipes, but I try to make them at least somewhat healthy. This recipe is nowhere near even resembling healthy. Each cookie is about 165 calories! But OMG are these cookies delicious! And hey, it’s the holidays ;)

Seriously though, you could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this batter. I just choose to make monster-sized cookies and then hope to not eat as many. Not that that usually works, haha! These cookies are the reason I run!

Best Ever Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This is 1 cookie, split into 2 :)
This is 1 cookie, split into 2 :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chips – Vegan)
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Going in the oven

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flax and water (this makes a fake egg).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the flax “egg” and mix well.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and combine well.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. I suggest not putting more than about 12 per sheet as they will definitely spread!
  7. Slightly press down with fork into criss-cross pattern (optional)
  8. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Try to let cool for at least 10 minutes or they will be really gooey (not that that’s a bad thing!)

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Coming out of the oven
Here’s the bad news:

You could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this dough, so it wouldn't be quite as bad per cookie!
You could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this dough, so it wouldn’t be quite as bad per cookie!

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6 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Best Ever Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. I hear you Caron. I have to be careful with recipes like this because I can definitely go overboard. I’ll eat 2 or 3, hubby will eat 2 or 3, and the rest will go to work with me tomorrow so they are out of the house!

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