5-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Make these cookies with only 5 ingredients – peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and baking soda. They are so quick and easy that you’ll never make regular gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies again.




  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. Combine egg and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should gain volume, thicken and change to a paler brown. Don’t skip this step. Beating the egg activates the proteins that will hold the cookie together and also whips air into the mix to make your cookies lighter.
  3. After beating, add vanilla, baking soda, peanut butter and chocolate chips, if you are using.
  4. Beat together just until mixed, 10-20 seconds at most.
  5. If using honey – the dough needs to be refrigerated overnight, or in the freezer for a few hours, but as long as it’s chilled firm they come out great.
  6. To make 12 large cookies, drop the dough by round tablespoons, or use a one-tablespoon, medium cookie scoop. The whole dozen will fit on a standard sheet.
  7. Peanut butter cookies will not flatten completely on their own. Take a flat-bottomed cup and press them down. If you do it before putting them in the oven, they will have a very smooth top, so criss-cross a fork design along the top. If you like a more natural look to your cookies, press the tops down as soon as you remove them from the oven.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. They’re very soft right out of the oven, let them set for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days (if they last that long)


Peanut butter is a sticky ingredient that is hard to measure in traditional measuring cups. I use an adjustable measuring cup to make sure ingredients are easy to get in and then back out of the cup. This cup works great for any kind of ingredient but especially for thick items that stick to your cup.

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Keywords: Easy, Flourless, Homemade, Quick