Saturday, 20 June 2015

Flourless White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Crunchy edges with a touch of chewiness at the centre, these flourless cookies are loaded with undiluted peanut butter flavour. Add in a handful of oats and some white chocolate and you've got a pretty perfect cookie. 
Flourless White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - crunchy edges and a chewy centre mean perfection
Isn't it annoying how when you really want something to go perfectly it inevitably turns out rubbish? Then you get bakes like these cookies which are the complete opposite. These cookies were a complete surprise. Just like this bundt cake I never intended to blog about them, then I saw how perfect they looked fresh out of the oven and I knew I couldn't deprive you all.
Flourless White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - crunchy edges and a chewy centre mean perfection
My brother and his family were visiting and the biscuit barrel was almost empty. The situation needed rectifying quickly. Christopher looks forward to walking into the house and inspecting the contents of all cake and biscuit containers immediately. It is extra important that there is always at least one biscuit with some form of chocolate. Plain digestives simply weren't going to cut it,especially as they weren't these ones. With Mum not feeling like baking I took this responsibility upon myself.
Flourless White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - crunchy edges and a chewy centre mean perfection
My inspiration came from Sally. I really do love her blog. After the success of these gluten free almond butter cookies I really wanted to bake something similar. But something different too. These flourless cookies were the answer. So much peanut butter allows for an undiluted flavour that will have all peanut butter addicts sneaking back repeatedly for another helping when they think nobody else is watching. The crunchy edges give just enough resistance so you can truly appreciate the chewy core. The hand cut chunks of white chocolate add another creamy dimension while the handful of oats rounds off the array of textures you will experience with each bite.
Flourless White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - crunchy edges and a chewy centre mean perfection

The lack of flour means that all you have to do to make sure these cookies are suitable for coeliacs is to make sure you use glten free certified oats. Easy peasy. And even if this isn't a necessity, these cookies are sure to satisfy a vast number of people. On second thoughts maybe you should make double the batch. If you can spare the peanut butter that is. For me that is a pretty tough call. 


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Flourless White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies
Crunchy edges with a touch of chewiness at the centre, these flourless cookies are loaded with undiluted peanut butter flavour. Add in a handful of oats and some white chocolate and you've got a pretty perfect cookie.
Ingredients
  • 250g peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 60g oats
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g white chocolate, chopped
Instructions
1. Set the oven to 180 C/160 C fan and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. 2. Mix together the peanut butter, honey and egg. Stir in the oats, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda then the chocolate, reserving some for the top of the cookies if you wish. 3. Form the mixture into balls and place them on the baking sheet. Press down to flatted slightly and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12 mins or less if you prefer a softer cookie. Press any remaining chocolate into the tops of the cookies.4. Let the cookies firm up for a few mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

I'm sharing these cookies with CookBlogShare, run by Lucy at Supergolden Bakes.

14 comments:

  1. I love cookies baked with large quantities of nut butter. These ones do sound (and look) particularly tasty! Thanks for the share.... Bookmarked!

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    1. That's good to hear Kate and I hope you get to try and enjoy them!

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  2. A house devoid of cookies is really cause for alarm! I love that your rectified the situation so quickly and efficiently! The cookies sound delicious – I do have a large jar of sugar-free peanut butter stashed somewhere... Thanks for linking with #CookBlogShare

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    1. The situation pre-cookies was definitely cause for alarm! My pleasure =)

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  3. Oaty biscuits are my true weakness in the world of biscuits; add some white chocolate too and I'm helpless!

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    1. Ah, these might be your downfall then ;)

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  4. Love peanut butter and white chocolate in a cookie !

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    1. It really is a fantastic combination :)

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  5. These look sooooooo good! I love the combo of peanut butter and white chocolate too, nice mix of sweet and salty :)

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  6. I love that these are flourless...I need to try them! They look delicious!

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    1. I've discovered making the flourless version of nut butter cookies is my favourite :)

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  7. These look delicious!! Plus flourless? That's amazing!

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