Peanut Butter Cookies w/ Chocolate Chunks & Sea Salt
I have never made a recipe from Paula Deen. I made her son's fish recipe once, but never a recipe from Madame. Her stuff is too heavy with cream, butter, mayo and loaded with fat for moi.
I was so surprised when I saw this cookie on this blog and it was from a Paula Deen "healthy" recipe!
What got me interested was the sea salt and the orange zest, both, for which I am a sucker for.
I wouldn't exactly call this recipe "healthy", it does have a lot of sugar, but at least it's gluten free and has no butter!
So a first recipe from Paula, and a first gluten free recipe here!
These took 5 minutes to whip up and 11 minutes to bake.
The easiest cookies I have ever made, and VERY DELICIOUS!
"Healthy"??? Cookies w/ Chocolate Chunks & Sea Salt (adapted from Paula Deen)
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp vanilla
chocolate chunks for the top
fleur de sel or Maldon (my favorite) sea salt
Cream together all of the ingredients, except the chocolate and salt.
On a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, form tablespoon sized balls (DO NOT FLATTEN THE BALLS......sounds perverse!).
Push a chocolate chunk into each ball, and sprinkle w/ sea salt.
Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes. Let sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 16 cookies.
Next time I will double the recipe.