Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious gluten-free cookies using only 6 ingredients and taking only 15 minutes!

    flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten-free and easy to make! A twist on classic peanut butter cookies.

    There are two types of people in this world: crispy cookie people and soft cookie people. I am a soft cookie person. I want to pretend I am eating cookie dough instead of an actual cookie.

    They are the best mix between traditional peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies. But without the flour.

    ingredients for flourless chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

    What does the flour do anyhow? It makes them fluffy and puffy. So you still get the cookie but with a little less height.

    A small child sitting on a table
    You leave for one minute… and a 2 year old wrecks the photo shoot!

    Flourless peanut butter and chocolate cookies are soft, rich and super simple to prepare, so they are right up my alley. If you are a crispy cookie person, you can just cook them a little longer and you’ll be just fine.

    flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips on a cooling rack

    Don’t get flourless confused with “healthy” because quite frankly,  they are not low in calories, fat or sugar, but they are delightfully good, easy to make and safe for those living a gluten-free lifestyle.

    close up of flourless peanut butter cookies

    In fact, they were so good, my family didn’t even realize they were gluten-free. I guess they will know now…

    stack of flourless peanut butter cookies

    If you do want to slash a few calories, you can also make them sans chocolate chips. Or substitute chocolate chips with peanut butter chips … or whatever type of chip you’d like. 

    flourless peanut butter cookie dipping into a glass of milk

    You can also add walnuts, pecans or any type of nut you choose. 

    I also have read several recipes and feedback in the comments regarding similar flourless cookie recipes. Please be mindful that without the flour the dough won’t look like typical “cookie dough” Instead is remembers butter and sugar being creamed together but in a dark amber color.

    gluten free peanut butter cookie broken in half

    You won’t be able to form balls in your hands or create a crosshatch pattern. The dough just isn’t stable enough.

    You can, however, easily dollop it onto the cookie sheet for baking. Just make sure you drop the cookies and then put them right in the oven. Too much time sitting and the will spread.

    Also keep you used cookie dough in the fridge until you are ready to bake it.

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    Tools for making Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

    Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

    Stand Mixer– I lived for a long time without one. My life was changed when I finally bit the bullet and bought one. Just do it and thank yourself later.

    Insulated Cookie Sheet– Insulated cookie sheets allow hot air to circulate around the entire cookie, resulting in even baking. 

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    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten-free and easy to make! A twist on classic peanut butter cookies.
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time10 mins
    Total Time15 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: flourless peanut butter cookies
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 243kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola



    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter through vanilla until mixture is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. 
    • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop a tablespoon of dough out and roll between your hands to form a ball. Place the balls of cookie dough an inch or two apart on the cookie sheet. Flatten the dough with a fork in a crosshatch pattern.
    • Bake 10 minutes, turning the pan front to back halfway through cooking time. The cookies should be lightly golden. Watch carefully, do not over bake. Cool the cookies on the pan. Once cooled, they should lift easily off the parchment paper.


    Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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