I am NOT a recipe developer. I’ve been cooking for over 20 years, and much of what I do is alter a written recipe according to my tastes and what I have on hand. And then try to write it down for you after the fact! If I’m not baking or making cocktails, I don’t measure much!

This recipe is adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s 20-40-60 Cookbook

INGREDIENTS makes 24 cookies

1 egg

1 cup natural peanut butter (we got ours fresh ground from EarthFare – just peanuts, no salt or sugar)
1/2 cup natural cane sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Arrange 2 racks in the center of your oven.

Beat egg in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Divide dough into 24 portions, about 1 heaping tbsp. each. Roll batter into smooth balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.  Gently flatten with the tines of a fork in two directions to make the signature  cross-hatch pattern.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets half-way through and the pans front to back.  Let sit for a couple of minutes then remove to cooling rack.

I’d love to know what you think!

When making desserts like this, my key is to use the best quality ingredients I can find…organic sugars, pastured eggs, natural peanut butter, etc.  Of course you can make it with standard grocery store ingredients but that dials down the nourishment factor a bit.

May your days be truly delicious and satisfying!