Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday is not my favorite day of the week. I have a hard time coming back to work, especially after a fun holiday weekend. We went hiking and spent time at the Dewey’s. We enjoyed the pool, a bbq, fireworks, etc. It was a perfect weekend.

On Saturday while the guys were playing “blood ball” in the pool, I baked cookies. Josh was outside and the Dewey’s love peanut butter so I tried a flourless peanut butter cookie. No flour in a cookie? You read it right. I was intrigued too. The recipe called for peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, and an egg. How easy! Of course I had to play around a little, so I added vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and chocolate chips.

The cookies melt in your mouth. They are soft, delicate, and full of peanut butter goodness. I am glad I added the chocolate chips, everyone loved the peanut butter and chocolate combo. When I told the group there was no flour in the cookies, they were amazed. No one even missed it! I will have to kick Josh out of the house so I can bake these again:)

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from
Joy the Baker

(Printable Recipe)

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup white sugar)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
2. Mix the peanut butter and sugar together until creamy and smooth.

3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

4. Stir in the salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips.

5. Spoon dough into balls, about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Place them on the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

6. Smash with a fork and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. Move to a wire rack and cool. Make sure you don’t overbake. They will set up and you want them to be soft.


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love these cookies! Made the same type a while back, and like you said–they melt in your mouth. Thanks for the reminder about them, too!

  2. Have bookmarked this recipe; my best friend has to eat gluten-free, so I'm always on the lookout for great recipes for her. Love the pb + choc combo, good job with the adaptations.

  3. I love these cookies – I made them once before and they turned out perfect. Why didn't I think of adding chocolate chips?

  4. I saw this recipe several years ago but was afraid to try them. Can't believe how yummy they look! I'll have to make them (with the chocolate chips of course.)

  5. I came across a flourless pb cookie once and loved it. These look even better with the chocolate chips! What is it about flourless stuff – cake, cookies. So good! 🙂

  6. I'm sold! I have made cookies with just a tiny bit of flour but never flourless! They are on my to make list now!

  7. These sound so easy and yummy. Mondays ARE terrible sometimes but I think these cookies help a little!

  8. I could eat them all. Seriously. Peanut butter and chocolate is my all time favorite! They look so pretty, and so tasty!

  9. Great looking cookies. And with out flour, interesting! I may have to try these soon. I love your recipes, but your going to get me fat!

  10. WOAH! I have made flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies before, but they looked nowhere near as good as those! Those are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  11. I've seen these no flour PB cookies around and have wondered how the dough handles. Yours looks good and I'm certain your additions made them even yummier.

    Glad to hear you had a great holiday weekend!
    ~ingrid

  12. Aww poor Josh! 😛 I've seen something similar from Martha Stewart- the nuts give all the body! I can just imagine the pure nutty goodness!

  13. Those sound so good! I love flourless desserts – like cakes…but I have never tried cookies…I will have to try these! 🙂

  14. They look really tasty, I have never had flourless pb cookies before. They'd make a great ice cream sammie too!

  15. blood ball? sounds fun yet disturbing. meanwhile, these cookies are stellar. they look so moist and so chewy at the same time–great stuff!

  16. I almost made these (or similar recipe) last week because we have some neighbors who live gluten-free. I chose brownies instead, but WOW–these look great and I just might have to make some up! Yours look perfect!

  17. That's actually my favorite PB cookie recipe. I call it the 1-1-1 so I can remember how much of what 🙂

    Nice addition of the chips, and the vanilla… never have too much of a good thing.

    Now to the real question… what the flip is 'bloodball'?

  18. Your cookies look fantastic, I love it that you added the chocolate chips. I have a flourless pb recipe to that when people eat it they are just amazed that there's no flour in them! Fantastic cookies!

  19. Everyone is curious about "blood ball." It is just what I call the guys game of basketball in the pool. They get very wild and vicious. Usually someone ends up with bruises or some blood shed. That is why I baked cookies:)

    Katrina-I need your flourless brownie recipe. Sounds great!

    Aimee-You can use natural PB. Make sure it is stirred well.

  20. WOW! Holy cow do those cookies look fantastic! My goodness.

    I don't blame you for not wanting to play blood ball. That doesn't sound fun. Or safe.

  21. Yum! My friend makes cookies like this but never puts chips in them. I always thought if I made them, I would add chocolate chips. :o) They look delicious!

  22. I have made these many times and love them. My recipe was just 3 ingredients. PB, sugar and egg. I've added a touch of vanilla before but never chocolate chips. I've also made them with half Spenda for the sugar. It's our "diet" cookie. LOL The only problem with these cookies? I always have the ing. around so my daughter would always ask to make them.

  23. I followed your recipe exactly, but the dough turned out very crumbly and was hard to form into balls. I used the Costco organic peanut butter. I tried to think of troubleshooting techniques, but save adding another egg I couldn’t come up with a solution that would make the dough more moist. Any ideas?

  24. I read the recipe yesterday and couldn’t stand waiting any longer to make them. They turned out really good. Since I am gluten free, I have used rice flour etc. to make cookies for the past few years but no more! woohoo!

  25. I finally tried these cookies and they were amazing!!!!! I already made them twice, in a week! they are just addicting, like a drug! happy new year by the way and thanks for the recipe!

  26. This cookies are looking so delicious. Yummy, Thanks to share this super and testy recipe. One should try at home it surely will be delicious if one make it at home.

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