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The Best and Easiest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you need: 

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 ounces applesauce
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together sugar and peanut butter until well combined.
2. Add baking soda and mix. Then add in applesauce and mix until combined. With mixer running, add in flour until the mixture forms a doughy, almost dry, texture. Turn off mixer and fold in chocolate chips.
3. Roll into 1" balls and flatten slightly. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet (I have a really good cookie sheet so you may want to use some parchment). I usually fit 12 on the sheet in 4 rows of 3.
4. Bake for 16 minutes. Cookies will be golden brown and appear very soft. Let cool for a few minutes before removing them from the cookie sheets.
They do harden up a bit, trust me, and they are delicious. My extremely picky 2 year old will eat these!
Source of recipe: I made this recipe up when I was having trouble finding a vegan peanut butter cookie recipe that worked. Needless to say, I ended up making these every day for over a week! No joke! They are a must try and never last long enough for a picture. I'm sure you could make these easily by hand but I used a stand mixer.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 16 minutes
Cooking Time: 
16 minutes
Servings: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Solalia:  Try a no stir peanut butter.  There is no additional oil in the recipe and you can always add a little extra flour so the dough is at the right consistency.

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These cookies look really nice. I can't wait to try them out!

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This recipe has a lot of potential as far as taste goes so I'm kind of sad that the dough is as gross as it is.  It was oily, runny, and barely held together.  It wouldn't hold the chocolate chips, so I had to poke them into the individual cookies.  I'll probably make my own recipe based on this, because this dough was just bad news.

Also, for me, 16 minutes was way, wayyyyy too long.  After 14 they were definitely dunkers.  If I had cooked them for the full 16 they would have been completely inedible.

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I had serious doubts about this recipe, so I only made a half batch. By then end of the night, I made another entire batch, and there are only a few cookies left! AMAZING RECIPE! Easy, simple, and super tasty!  ;)b

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They really bake for 16 minutes in my oven, which is pretty true to temp.  If yours runs hot you may want to do a little less.

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do these cookies really need 16 minutes to bake? or is that a typo?

i've never known cookies to need that long to bake without burning in the oven.

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