Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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

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.

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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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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are gluten-free and easy to make! A twist on classic peanut butter cookies.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 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: 243 kcal, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 107 mg, Potassium: 199 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 22 g, Vitamin A: 20 IU, Calcium: 24 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Chef Jessica Anne
Calories: 243
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flourless peanut butter cookies
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About the Author

Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I just made these. Yummy! I had to keep chasing my husband away from them, as it was almost dinner time. He responded that they would make an excellent dinner on their own.

    1. Hi Flecia, nope! I missed putting them in! Just added and thank YOU for letting me know ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I could taste these through the screen and one I will for sure try! No calories, RIGHT ๐Ÿ™‚