Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – you will never know these rich and fudgy chocolate peanut butter cookies are gluten free. They are insanely delicious!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cravings
I think this is the first year that I didn’t buy any Easter candy. Not one bag. I usually stock up before and after the holiday. I love the day after sales. Not this year. I knew Caleb would get plenty of candy at our neighborhood Easter egg hunt, so I bought the boys, I mean the Easter bunny bought the boys, books and clothes instead. I just put his neighborhood candy in new eggs and he didn’t have a clue. I am sneaky like that.
It’s probably good that we don’t have a ton of candy lying around, but I have to tell you, I am bummed I didn’t get a Reese’s egg this year. I love those eggs! Why are they so good?Instead of driving to the store to dig through the Easter candy sales, I decided to fulfill my chocolate peanut butter craving by making Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Problem solved!
Gluten Free Cookies? Yes, Please!
I love making these chocolate peanut butter cookies with no flour because it makes them so easy to make, and I love seeing the look on people’s faces when I tell them that there is no flour in the cookies. They are always shocked! These are gluten free cookies? The looks are priceless! Again, I like being sneaky:)
You Won’t Miss the Flour I Promise
You will never know flour is missing in these fudgy chocolate peanut butter cookies! These gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookies are super soft and super rich! They look like plain old chocolate cookies, but after one bite you will get the peanut butter surprise! I added chocolate chips to the cookies because, why not? More chocolate is always a good idea! Sneaky old me:)
Cure your chocolate peanut butter craving by making these Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. The chocolate peanut butter combo is divine! Do I dare say they are better than Reese’s eggs? You decide:)
Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter I don't use natural for this recipe
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugar together until creamy and smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- Add the baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until just combined. Stir in the milk and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. The dough will be a little crumbly and that is ok. It will press together when you form the balls.
- Form the cookies into balls, pressing the dough together, about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place the cookies onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough mounds with the palm of your hand to flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Note-I like to stick a few extra chocolate chips on top of the cookies before baking. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days on the counter. These cookies also freeze well!
Have you tried this recipe?
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What an awesome recipe! I’ve had this recipe printed out since you posted it, but just tried it out today. I thought my daughter could use a chocolate fix while studying for her exams, it is exam week for highschool students here in Canada. No regrets here! They smelled like brownies while baking and taste even better! Thank you for such an easy delicious recipe!
Delicious! They are fudgy yet light. The perfect treat and a little less guilt-ridden without the flour or oil. Will make these again and recommend them to friends!
Oh yummy. These are just delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Would these work with honey or maple syrup instead of sugar?
Can I use Nestles toll house delightfulls In this cookie recipe thanks
I just made these and I had two issues. First the cookies were so salty it took away any peanut flavor. Is it really 1/2 tsp for the recipe. And second the cookies did not hold together. I used a natural peanut butter, would the type of peanut butter used effect the texture of the cookie. And if it does what kind would you suggest?
Oh this looks fantastic!!!
Just made these and they didn’t hold together-super crumbly. I followed the recipe exactly although I used all natural peanut butter. They don’t look anything like your picture. So sad.
These look great but does anyone know if these will still puff-up to 7,000′? Higher elevation baking is quirky! (TIA!)
These were a hit at home and you would never even guess that they did not have any flour! Thanks for the recipe!
I am diabetic and love the thought that I can make cookies without flour. However, I am wondering if I could use Splenda instead of sugar..Have you ever tried it and do they taste and bake as well?
OMG. I canNOT get enough of these cookies. I don’t cook or bake very much but for these I WILL. Easy prep and so quick and delicious!! Thank you for sharing this!
So glad you like the cookies!
Do you have the nutritional info for the flourless chocolate pb cookies? Carbs in particular. Thanks!
The batter and the cookies completed crumbled. Anyone else have this happen? Not sure what went wrong
Maria, I’d like to make these, but I want to make sure I’m using the right peanut butter. Sorry if you have already mentioned this, but are you using a natural peanut butter or a Jif or Skippy? Thanks!
I make these cookies once a week! We are hooked on them! I use Jif regular peanut butter and sometimes substitute the brown sugar with monk sugar (fewer calories) when I have it. They turn out great every time. Delicious!!
We love these cookies, they make a regular appearance at our house! I like to use ultra fine Bakers Sugar in these, otherwise they seem a little gritty.
They were fun to make!
These are aamaaazzzing!!! Thank you for sharing!! I substituted hot chocolate mix for the cocoa powder because I didn’t have cocoa powder but they still came out SO yummy! Perfect consistency!
I am so glad you loved the cookies.
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