Very unusual – very, very delish. And flour-less! If you are like me, and like a dash of salt with your chocolate, these salty sweet cookies are delightful. I’d love to know what you think.
1 cup of peanut butter (You will get a different result using ‘smooth’ from the result using ‘crunchy’. I like both, but be aware they do give a different finish)
1 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of castor sugar
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp vanilla paste
chocolate chunks for the top (I use Aldi organic fair trade dark, or Valrhona)
Maldon sea salt (Do not use table salt!)
Cream together all of the ingredients, except the chocolate and salt. Line a tray with baking paper. *Form tablespoon sized balls (BUT DO NOT FLATTEN THE BALLS!) … ok, there’s the cue for the porno blog trawlers….
Push a chocolate chunk (… OK, I do more than one!) into each ball, and sprinkle with sea salt. *Or, chop up the chocolate chunks and distribute through the batter.
Bake in a 180F oven for 10-12 minutes. Let sit on the sheet for 5 minutes more then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 16 cookies.