Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

filed under: Cookies · Dessert on January 30, 2020

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are some of the softest, chewiest, and most delicious chocolate chip cookies I have ever taken a bite out of. Plus, they can be gluten-free if you choose gluten-free oats. If you want a traditional cookie, give my Chocolate Chip Cookie or Classic Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cookie a try!

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have been around since their invention in 1938. Ruth Graves Wakefield claims she deliberately came up with the recipe for ‘something different than her butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream’, thus creating the Toll House Cookie. The name came from the Toll House Inn that Wakefield and her husband bought in 1930. Her cookies really gained popularity when some United States soldiers from Massachusetts went overseas during World War II and shared some of the chocolate chip cookies. Of course, soldiers from all over the U.S. wanted a few of these delicious treats themselves! Thus, the craze began, and it really has never stopped. With all the varieties of chocolate chip cookies out there, this Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is right up there with the best of them!

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on White Surface

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This easy to make Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a melt in your mouth cookie that has all the chewy texture and peanut butter taste you would expect from a cookie. 

Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Eggs–Room temperature eggs are best for baking. Out of eggs? No problem. Try one of my Egg Substitutes for this recipe!
  • Peanut butter–I used creamy peanut butter for this, but you could use chunky if you wanted more crunch in each bite.
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old fashioned oats–For these cookies to be gluten-free, choose gluten-free oats. You could also use quick oats.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semisweet chocolate chips

Stack of Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Broken Cookie on Top

How to Make Flourless Cookies

Year after year Chocolate Chip Cookies are rated the most popular by people all over the world. There is something magical about a rich and buttery dough packed with perfect chocolate morsels. Not only does it taste amazing, but it often takes us back to the wonderful memories of childhood. Adding peanut butter to the mix just makes them that much better!

There is one very important step when making these cookies. The chilling. And if you don’t chill the dough it will change the texture and consistency. I found out that folks often skip the chilling, and it can dramatically change the final result I highly recommend that you do NOT SKIP CHILLING. Plus, it gives you some time to chill yourself! 😉

Broken Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Held in Hand

Can I Freeze These Cookies?

Yes! In fact, you can freeze the baked cookies or cookie dough. To freeze the cookie dough, put the portioned balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze those for about an hour before transferring them to an airtight container. To bake, simply add more bake time for the frozen dough.

If your cookies have already been baked, make sure you let the cookies cool completely before freezing. Individually wrap each cookie in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. These will last 1-3 months! I actually like a slightly frozen chocolate chip cookie!

Dipping Broken Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Into Glass of Milk

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5 from 2 votes
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 18 mins

You won't miss the flour in these chewy and tasty Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to mix everything together.

  2. Mix in the oats, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.

  5. After chilling the dough, preheat the oven to 350°F.

  6. Use a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough to portion cookies and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between each cookie.

  7. Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

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  • Sharon Koker says:

    can I use dried cranberries instead of choc chips?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Of course!

  • Mar says:

    Can I skip the peanut butter or what can I substitue it with?

  • Carol Davis says:

    Can you use quick oats instead of old fashioned ?

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • selina says:

    hi. im from the uk. small request please. for any/all recipies ingredients (past and present) please have the uk equivelent in grams/mls as trying to figure out them differs from 1 website conversion rates to another. thank you.(most of your ingredients for this recipie for example has the grams but peanut butter, oats and choco chips dont).

  • Leslie says:

    Have you tried making these with almond butter instead of peanut butter?

  • Marelize says:

    Hi Amanda! Have you ever tried replacing the sugar with xylitol? I guess you might lose the chewiness?

  • Connie Parrish says:

    I know this is flour less .( oats ) . This sounds dumb. I am not a baker . I always buy self rising . I don’t know what baking soda is . I have the small box of naking soda like the kind you can put in fridge for orders.?

  • Marybeth says:

    Can I grind up the oats, to make them a flour consistency…oats do not agree with me, thanks

  • Shivani says:

    Hello ma’am,
    Your receipes are scrumptious I love it but I’ll request if you can post eggless cakes and cookies recipe or may be any alternative to egg.
    My kids couldn’t resist yourcakes n cookies and I would love to make it for them.
    Thanks in advance

  • Lisa says:

    I like to be able to look on my phone and look at a recipe to make it.

  • Jesse says:

    Fantastic recipe! I’ve made these several times and love to undercook them and then freeze them. Have added walnuts, flaked coconut, etc. I absolutely LOVE these!!

  • Nancy says:

    Can I use powdered peanut butter? If so, what is the equivalent?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I have never used that so can’t speak to it’s effectiveness.

  • Sharon Rodriguez says:

    I would like to veganize these, because they look yummy… What do you suggest as the best egg substitute for baking?

  • Robert says:

    Can you use the silver palate thick and rough oatmeal? Or quick oats??? Thank for your quick reply

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions.
      Hi, Robert! You can substitute quick oats in this recipe, but the texture will be a little different (not as chewy of a cookie). But, it shouldn’t affect the taste. The same goes for the thick and rough oatmeal–you can use it but will result in a different texture. Have a great day!

  • Cathy says:

    Can you use quick cooking oats?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes, you can.

  • Nicole Phillips says:

    I made this for 2 ladies I work with who can’t have gluten. They loved them. I like how easy they are to make and I could accommodate their needs without buying special ingredients.

  • Stacia says:

    Can I use quick oats ?
    Ps – I think you’re amazing! love your recipes and that you post the hideous responses you get from mean people – don’t let the trolls get you down

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Stacia! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you can use quick oats, and I will pass on the compliment! Have a wonderful day!

  • Claudia says:

    Thank you, can’t wait to try theses!💕

  • kathla hewitt says:

    i love all your recipes and love that you put if they can be frozen, as i live on my own this is a blessing for me when looking for recipes, wish everyone would add this to their recipes. i will be trying these cookies as they sound delicious and can keep a few for later too. thank you