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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whether you have to eat gluten-free or not, this is a cookie recipe worth repeating. And it’s especially great if you love peanut butter flavor with chocolate.

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

The Best Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.

You need gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in your life. Trust me on this one. They really are the best cookies. 

I don’t typically eat gluten-free, but I never pass on these cookies. It’s definitely a favorite recipe.

These are a take-off of my gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe, so they are super easy to make and are great for parties or a last-minute treat.

You can even use these for a Christmas cookie party, to take to a church potluck or baby shower. Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned cookie? 

The other day, the kids got out of school, and we’ve literally been so worn out from going non-stop that we needed to just take some time to rest.

We wanted something sweet to eat, and I thought the cookies would make a really great treat that didn’t require standing in the kitchen for any length of time. 

The cookies are a one-bowl, five-minute recipe to prepare. That’s it. You just have to wait for them to cook.

Ingredients For Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The recipe uses simple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

  • Creamy peanut butter
  • White granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.

Add the peanut butter, sugar, cream cheese, and egg to a large bowl and mix well with a hand mixer. Next, add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.

Scoop the cookies onto a cookie sheet. For the best results, flatten them out a tad. They won’t spread much while baking.

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.

Bake the chocolate peanut butter cookies for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.

I cooked them on stoneware cookie sheets, which worked well. The second batch will end up cooking a little faster because the stoneware is now hot.

If you have stoneware pans and decide to leave the cookies on the sheet to cool, remember that they will continue to cook–even out of the oven, because the stoneware sheets retain heat. 

After they bake, move them to a wire rack to cool.

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.

Variety is a good thing, and it’s always fun to add some to cookies.

While the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips is hard to beat, there are endless possibilities for variations and substitutions in this recipe. Here are a few ideas:

  • Swap out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate, butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips.
  • Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie for a delightful sweet and salty contrast.
  • Mix in some shredded coconut for added flavor.
  • Replace the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter for different flavors.
  • Add a teaspoon of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, or a teaspoon of vanilla extract for warm and cozy fall flavors.
  • Add a tablespoon of maple syrup to give it a rich flavor.

Tips for Making The Cookies

  • You can use either a stoneware pan or a metal baking sheet. Line with some parchment paper for easier clean-up.
  • Don’t over mix the ingredients. Just mix enough to combine them.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator.
  • You can use a spoon or a medium cookie scoop to scoop the cookies and put them onto the baking sheet.

More Delicious Desserts

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is so easy to make, and you don’t have to worry about flour being in the mix. The cookies are incredibly tasty and rich, so be sure to make some today!

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat any time of year. They are easy to make and only require five ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream cheese
  • 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, cream cheese, egg, and sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir them in.
  4. Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet and press down a little. They don't spread much while baking.
  5. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes.
  6. Note: you can use half the amount of chocolate chips if desired.

Notes

Tips:

  • You can use either a stoneware pan or a metal baking sheet. Line with some parchment paper for easier clean-up.
  • Don't over mix the ingredients. Just mix enough to combine them.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator.
  • You can use a spoon or a medium cookie scoop to scoop the cookies and put them onto the baking sheet.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a rich and decadent dessert that are easy to make. Trust me, you will love these.
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