Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally gluten free and  even better than regular chocolate chip cookies!

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

My flourless nut butter cookies have been so popular ever since I posted the first one over a year ago, and I think it’s not only because they are so easy to make, but because they really are a healthier cookie alternative.  With no flour and no butter, they’re protein rich and very satisfying.  I can honestly say that I prefer the flavor and texture of these cookies to regular chocolate chip cookies.   These are absolute heaven right from the oven, with a brownie-like flavor and texture, and loaded with both chocolate and peanut butter chips.  No empty calories here!

gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookies

This is the first chocolate based nut butter cookie I’ve posted and I’m happy with how it turned out.  The basic formula of a nut butter, sugar and egg based dough is quite versatile and can be easily tweaked into lots of different kinds of cookies.  In this case the chocolate flavor dominates over the peanut butter for a nice change.

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

The color will vary depending on what type of cocoa powder you use…I just used regular, but you can use dark cocoa powder for a deeper, richer chocolate color.  Here’s a great food stylist’s tip — after you scoop out the cookies onto the baking sheet and flatten them just slightly with your fingers. pop in a few extra chocolate chips right into the surface of the cookies before you bake them, that way you’ll get that ‘loaded with chips’ effect.  They’ll look irresistible!

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Yield: about 1 1/2 dozen

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup peanut butter (any type)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips


  1. set oven to 350F
  2. Whisk the egg and the sugar together until smooth.
  3. Beat in the peanut butter, cocoa powder, baking soda and vanilla, if using.
  4. Fold in the chips.
  5. Scoop out onto an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. I use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop.
  6. Flatten each ball just slightly with your fingers and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on the pan, then transfer to a rack.


  • These cookies are great eaten right away, and will soften a bit upon storage. If you are going to store them, I recommend covering them loosely with foil, as plastic will make them too soft.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Other flourless cookies:

Flourless Macadamia White Chocolate Chip

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip

Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip


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29 Responses to Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

  1. Alex B says:

    Just made these and the first few bites are yummy! Do you think these could be frozen to enjoy at a later date?

  2. That first picture almost took my breath away. Can you tell I like to dunk my cookies in milk?
    These look fantastic and totally irresistible.

  3. I haven’t made flourless cookies in years, and that needs to change now! The texture of these look great!

  4. Joanne Bruno says:

    All of your flourless nut butter cookies always look so good! Going the chocolate route could only possibly make them better.

  5. They look fabulous and I pinned your recipe, Sue, so I can make these for my grandsons who eat gluten free. I think they will love them!

  6. Frances says:

    I haven’t had much luck making healthier versions of my favorite cookies but these awesome photos and your description has me intrigued. Plus, I made your cold chocolate snacking cake today, just took a bite a few minutes ago and OMG! Home run! These cookies are on the agenda next…

  7. I’m intrigued by this recipe, Sue, and can’t wait to try it. I can’t imagine no flour and butter, but if you say they are good I believe you!

  8. Love the split milk! Terrific idea. Terrific looking cookies, too. I’d have one. Or more — many more! — of these. Thanks.

  9. Cecilia says:

    These are the recipes I can’t say no to them! Wow, it sounds so great, I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Barbara says:

    Amazing cookies, Sue. Your photos alone would encourage me to make them. Nice and moist and loaded with chips. I’m smiling at your food styling tip…so true and makes for drool-worthy pics. I really should do more with my styling; I’m always impressed with yours. Guess at my age, I’m happy to be cooking, baking and posting anything! :)

  11. Monica says:

    Oh man, love the pics with that milk cascading around the amazing cookies. I have wanted to try a flourless PB cookie (the less to interfere with the peanut butter goodness, the better) and looks like I came to the right place. And the fact that you added chocolate just makes it all these all the more lovable! : )

  12. Clever with the spilt milk. :)

    I love these wonderful flourless cookies. I’m going to make some for my gluten free pals.

  13. Liz says:

    We are big cookie monsters around here! Adding these beauties to my baking list!!!

  14. All I want right now is a good cookie! One (or two!) of these would be perfect!

  15. Mary Younkin says:

    Pure heaven. My youngest is sitting in my lap, whispering “yum” as I scroll past each cookie photo. :)

  16. grace says:

    did you spill milk on purpose? oh, the sacrifices we must make… :)

  17. Penny says:

    Fabulous idea. Loved the spilt milk photo. Also great idea to put extra chips in the cookies.

  18. PurpleQueen says:

    I will definitely make these. So quck and easy. I make a flourless PB cookie that always gets raves, before I bake them I finsh with a little flaked sea salt. Hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Easter!

  19. Love your flourless cookie recipes and this one looks great, too! Love peanut butter and chocolate :)

  20. Monique says:

    We should ot cry over spilled milk right?:)
    They look great!

  21. I would eat these right off your table and sup up the milk too! You have a great thing going here with these flour-less cookies – each recipe has sounded great! Hope you enjoyed your visit with your father and also had a wonderful Easter

    • Sue says:

      Thanks Tricia – we’re still here (probably over-staying our welcome) and will be home Wednesday – it’s soooooo relaxing :)

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