9.15.2011

flourless peanut butter cookies


1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cocktail peanuts

ganache:  1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.  heat oven to 350.  beat peanut butter, sugar, egg and baking soda until smooth and blended (about 2 minutes).  stir in the 1/2 cup peanuts.   drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.  bake 10 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden.  move to wire rack to cool.

2.  make ganache:  microwave cream 40 seconds.  stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.  spread over half of cooled cookies and garnish with additional chopped peanuts.

makes about 20 cookies.

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