Who has the best CHEWY peanut butter cookies?
July 23, 2009 7:41 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find the perfect, CHEWY, peanut butter cookie. Requirements inside.

Health Valley has discontinued my favorite Wheat and Dairy-Free Peanut Crunch Oatmeal Cookies, so I'm on the prowl for a new brand. Here are my requirements:

  • The consistency should be more chewy than crunchy.

  • Main ingredients must be peanuts and/or peanut butter. No chocolate chips, chunks, etc.

  • No high-fructose corn syrup

  • All natural ingredients

  • Preferably organic

  • Available in southern California. I have access to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Online delivery is also a plus!

    Thanks in advance:-)

  • posted by invisible ink to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
    Response by poster: One more thing: despite what the Amazon page says, I know these are discontinued because I emailed Health Valley customer service.
    posted by invisible ink at 7:42 PM on July 23, 2009

    Having you tried baking your own? I thought I remembered making a wheat-free peanut butter cookie recipe at some point, but I don't have the recipe, so I did some googling and several of the reviews for the linked recipe have all-caps praise for how chewy these turn out. Three very basic ingredients, so you can control the quality and make them organic.
    posted by Meg_Murry at 7:57 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

    Cookies on etsy are delicious.

    These guys have chunks in their peanut butter cookies, but they're chunks of peanuts. All natural, no corn syrup, and organic...but they're based in Maryland.

    Here's a few more out of state bakers of organic delicious peanut butter cookies. Here, here, here. Now you're making me hungry!
    posted by arnicae at 8:01 PM on July 23, 2009

    Response by poster: Meg- Yes, recipes are also welcome, and the one you linked to sounds very easy! Thank you, I will definitely give it a try.
    posted by invisible ink at 8:01 PM on July 23, 2009

    I made these a few weeks ago. Delicious.
    posted by gramcracker at 9:10 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

    Don't they have Pamela's where you live? Because I can't believe you haven't mentioned them. Chewy and delicious. In some ways better than homemade. Available through Amazon.
    posted by cda at 9:13 PM on July 23, 2009

    Response by poster: Cda- I've seen Pamela's, but never tried them - now that I have a recommendation, I definitely will.

    Thanks also for the new recipes - I will be ingredient-shopping this weekend, for sure!
    posted by invisible ink at 10:07 PM on July 23, 2009

    Very simple, very chewy:

    1 cup of peanut butter
    1 cup of sugar
    1 egg

    Mix, bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes.

    You can use organic/all-natural ingredients.
    posted by Nattie at 10:39 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

    Just to clarify: yes, no flour needed.
    posted by Nattie at 10:41 PM on July 23, 2009

    I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies in general, and since there is no such thing as a tasty packaged peanut butter cookie I use the CFE cookie recipe which produces good, chewy cookies and has a relatively easy to understand procedure.

    You could easily use Whole Foods frou frou ingredients with such a thing, if you like that sort of stuff. Personally I find health food peanut butter generally tastes kind of crappy and flat in cookies, though. Your tastes may vary.
    posted by majick at 7:08 AM on July 24, 2009

    Matt's Peanut Butter Cookies. QED. Seriously, I have eaten a whole bag of these in one day and I'm 95 lbs so that is quite a feat. I have been completely ruined for all other cookies.

    Ingredients: Real Peanut Butter, Brown Sugar, Unbleached Wheat Flour, Sugar, Peanuts, Fresh Eggs, Baking Soda, Salt, Natural Flavors.

    Buy online. I don't know if they have them in stores; they originate in Illinois and i've only seen them at major grocery chains, not Trader Joe's / Whole Foods.
    posted by desjardins at 10:19 AM on July 24, 2009

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