Sunday, December 4, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - Grain Free

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - Grain Free recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

It is the first Sunday of the month and that means it is time for the Vintage Recipe Swap. I am beyond excited to be included in this fabulous swap for the very first time! Once a month, Christianna from Burwell General Store, shares a recipe from a vintage cookbook and then lets us loose to interpret the recipe in our own way. The challenge is to change at least three things (ingredients or methods) in the original recipe and make it our own.

As a girl who simply adores vintage cookbooks, everything about this swap makes me happy. The recipes this year are being taken from The Second Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for us as Christianna chooses recipes for each month's swap.


The assignment this month was to remake the very epitome of a classic cookie, the Toll House Cookie. When I received this assignment, I actually laughed. She could not have picked a recipe that would make me happier. The Toll  House Chocolate Chip Cookie (straight off the Nestle bag) was the very first cookie I made. I've made countless variations of chocolate chip cookies through the years and no matter what changes, they are now and always have been my favorite cookie.

This particular recipe, as pictured below was somewhat new to me though. I love the little story attached to the recipe and I'm looking forward to seeing stories like this with the future recipes. As I read through it initially, wondering what twists I might give it, what I noticed was that the directions stated to scoop the cookies by 1/2 teaspoonfulls. Now, it's entirely possible that the author was referring to a table size teaspoon for eating and not necessarily a measuring teaspoon. However, I had been wanting to make teeny bite-size cookies for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity.


As I thought about this recipe, I remembered making chocolate chip cookies for the first time. Then, I remembered making my other favorite cookie recipe from childhood: Simple Peanut Butter Cookies. Just three equal ingredients, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 egg, even a child is able to memorize the recipe. Despite the simplicity of them, they are still the best peanut butter cookies I've tried.

This is my twist on an old favorite. I absolutely loved the teeny tiny cookies. They were barely an inch across when baked.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - Grain Free
recipe makes approximately 100 tiny bites
(printable recipe)

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugars and egg. Stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and stir again. Using a tiny 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon, drop the batter onto a large baking sheet. 36 cookies fit onto each of my cookie sheets. Bake the bite-size cookies for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned. If you prefer crunchy cookies, bake an additional minute or two. Remove from the oven and cool on wire racks immediately. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - Grain Free recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen





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31 comments:

  1. Grain free chocolate chip cookies, now I have to admit that is interesting. I have never made chocolate chip cookies without flour. I do have to say though these cookies look yummy!

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  2. Wow I can't believe these are grain-free...I would have never guessed! They look so good. I love any sort of peanut butter treat, and I must make these very soon, after my peanut butter bars are gone :)

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  3. Wow who would have guessed that you can make cookies with no flour at all. They look great and I am sure they taste even better!

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  4. The bite size cookies are so cute ~ I love it!

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  5. I love this recipe. The 1-1-1 peanut butter cookie recipe is also my favorite PB cookie recipe. I love adding chips to it. and I love the tiny size. so cute. did that make you eat less? Didn't think so.

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  6. Amazing! So simple! My daughter's very good friend is allergic to wheat and I have been trying to think up treats for when she comes over...then I come here and hit jackpot!!!
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  7. Truly amazing. I guess I would have expected grain free cookies to just melt into a puddle, so I learned something here; they actually look yummy! Great to know too; I have a friend I can make these cookies for!

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  8. I am sending this link out to a few family members who have wheat issues. I would have never known by looking at them that they were grain free. Kudos to you. They are so adorable too. I love a cute cookie!

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  9. Hello Mary, very nice ideea the swap with vintage recipe. I like vintage cook books.
    I made similar cookies a few days ago, very very good. In Italy is not useally creamy peanuts butter, but the taste in the cookies was excellent.
    KIsses Sabina

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  10. I love Vintage recipe books, too. I also like the community or church cookbooks. They are the best. I love the little story about toll house cookies. I guess I never thought about what the Toll House was. These are good cookies, aren't they? The chocolate chips are a nice touch!

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  11. Do the cookies stick together w/o flour?

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  12. Amazingly enough, they taste and feel exactly like a traditional flour based cookie. They don't crumble apart at all!

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  13. Oh my goodness these are adorable! And so coincidental because former swapper Harvest Mari make flourless chocolate chip cookies last week and I made them one night and they're DELICIOUS!!! I never would have though to do so - brilliant idea! Happy Holidays!

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  14. This would be great for those with food allergies. I wonder if this would work using xylitol?

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  15. that's so great to have the option not to use flour - the cookies look amazing - I had no idea you could do this!
    mary x

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  16. Cookies with no flour at all and they still look yummy!

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  17. I laughed when you said the tollhouse recipe said to scoop out the dough by 1/2 teaspoonfuls...I think it speaks to how much bigger (and fatter) we as a culture have gotten since then...now I would probably use a 1/2 cup measure to scoop out my cookies!
    Love your teeny ones, my kids would have used them for their doll tea parties.

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  18. what an excellent little cookie! peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and those little beauties are a testament to that fact!

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  19. I'm so glad you made the tiny cookies! I noticed that direction in the recipe too and it seemed like a relic of the past when we didn't eat GIANT everything all the time.
    Stories are such a great part of the recipe swap. I love reading about everyone's inspiration behind their recipe and I love how you used a favorite cookie recipe from your childhood this time around!

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  20. I have made these before...they are the best PB cookies ever.

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  21. Interesting 'cookie'. I have never made the Toll House recipe, I think I need to do this hearing what you are saying and the fact that it has remained unchanged and popular - must be good

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  22. This looks like a cookie I could be tempted to bake. I love peanut butter!

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  23. What a fun remake! I love that it's basically all peanut butter. You just can't go wrong there!

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  24. The ingredients are very easy to find I love to try this for my kids snack.

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  25. Wow! You are brave...and what a great success. Thank you for sharing yet another soul-satisfying recipe. I'm just about to pull out a loaf of banana bread and sit down to a cup of tea. I hope you are having a lovely evening too!

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  26. My husband wanted me to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, as they are his favorite, but I knew that he would devour the whole batch within hours. So I went different way:)
    But your cookies are so simple and so adorable! I am going to jot the recipe down and have my girls make them for the weekend!

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  27. Wow, grain free!!! Welcome to the swap- I hope you had fun testing your new recipe! Will we see you next swap?

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  28. What a delicious idea for a gluten free cookie! YUM!

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  29. This is the exact way I made my peanut butter cookies when I was learning how to bake as a teen. I think out of all the peanut butter cookies out there... this simple one is the best!

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  30. Oh, these are too sweet! I love them, and I love the idea of a grain-free cookie! I will definitely be giving this recipe a whirl...

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  31. Looks yummy! And I love how they are mini-size! :)

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