These flourless peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, inspired by San Francisco chocolatier Michael Rechiutti, are for real peanut butter lovers, says free sample addict aka Tracy L. They’re dense, not chewy or crisp like traditional peanut butter cookies, and a sprinkle of crunchy fleur de sel on top makes a nice contrast with the sweet chocolate.
8 oz natural unsalted peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
6 oz chocolate chunks
Fleur de sel, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix peanut butter, egg, sugar, baking soda, and salt thoroughly, then stir in peanuts and chocolate chunks. Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for around 12 minutes, until golden and puffy. When they come out of the oven, sprinkle them with a bit of fleur de sel and let them set up for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheets.