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Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on January 27, 2014
Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of GF Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

So the gluten-free recipes were a huge hit!

With my new gluten-free recipes you are at least guaranteed an amazing Almond Flour Sandwich Bread, Light and Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes, Easy Gluten-Free Homemade Tortillas, a Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Almond Flour Pie Crust, and a Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Pizza Crust that will be perfect, delicious, and won’t fall apart on you.

But why should we stop there?! There are so many amazing creations that can be made gluten-free and at your disposal, especially around the holidays, I would feel remiss if I didn’t share some of them with you.

Although most gluten-free recipes are focused on switching out all-purpose flour for a gluten-free version (almond and coconut flours being my favorite), this recipe doesn’t need flour at all.

As these cookies are chewy and gooey, and peanut butter and chocolate are both of these things all on their own, there’s no need for any additional flour to make these amazing!

What’s even better is that peanut butter, or any other nut butter you choose to use, is packed full of the protein these cookies are lacking without the gluten, and are chock full of tons of other vitamins and nutrients.

Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

Did you know that Americans consume enough peanut butter each year to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon, according to Kansas State University?

But a 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein and your body uses the amino acids found in that protein to build and repair muscle tissue. In addition to building metabolism-boosting muscles, protein-rich foods like peanut butter keep you feeling fuller for longer, helping you to lose weight in a healthy way. (Livestrong)

Each 2-tablespoon serving contains 16 grams of total fat, which helps to lower your risk of developing heart disease by reducing the amount of harmful cholesterol in your bloodstream, and also prevent type 2 diabetes.

A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter also contains about 2 grams of dietary fiber and 238 milligrams of potassium. Not only can potassium counter the negative effects of all the sodium American accumulate in their diets every day, but it also helps your nerves function properly and aids in heart function.

Finally, the fiber in peanut butter fights heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, regulating your digestive system and keeping your hunger at bay between meals. (Livestrong)

Not only am I offering you a great tasting, great looking cookie that’s going to be the hit of any party, or even just your household, but you’ll be putting an amazing superfood in your body that will pack you with great vitamins and nutrients, increase your energy, and reduce your hunger.

What more could you ask for? Oh! The recipe . . . of course. lol

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Makes about 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter, (crunchy or creamy, your choice)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, (ensure it's made in a gluten-free environment)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, (ensure it's made in a gluten-free environment)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, (make sure it's gluten-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, (make sure it's gluten-free)
Mixing the dough
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Portion out your dough onto cookie sheets
Portion out your dough onto cookie sheets | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare several cookie sheets with aluminum foil and by spraying them generously with cooking spray.
  3. I’m going to save the peanut butter for the end because of how thick it is.
  4. So let’s start by beating your single egg in a large bowl.
  5. Add in your white sugar and mix in well.
  6. Then add your brown sugar and blend well.
  7. Before we get to the peanut butter, don’t forget to mix in your baking soda and vanilla extract. Mix everything really well together before adding anything else in.
  8. Now add in your cup of peanut butter and blend everything thoroughly. It will be a little harder with the thick peanut butter.
  9. Finally, we can’t forget the chocolate chips! Fold your chocolate chips into your cookie dough until evenly distributed.
  10. If you’d like to modify your cookies with different nut butters and sweetness, go for it! Almond butter and white chocolate chips make for amazing cookies too! Or even walnut and butterscotch.
  11. Portion out your cookie dough by the tablespoonful, roll into balls and place on your prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart to account for spread.
  12. Place your cookie sheets in the oven and bake your cookies for 10 to 15 minutes, until just browning on the bottom.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 135
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 8 mg3%
Sodium 61 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Like every other recipe I post, this one can be manipulated, taken away from, added to, and changed to truly make it your own.

Check out some of these great combinations:

Peanut Butter - White Chocolate Chips

Coconut Butter - Dark Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Almond Butter - Peanut Butter Chips

Chia Seed Butter - Dark Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter - Butterscotch Chips

Chocolate Coconut Butter - Mint Chocolate Chips

Sunflower Butter - Milk Chocolate Chips

Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter - White Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Cookies - Peanut Butter Chips

You can even mix butters and chips, using multiple ones within the same cookies.

For some really great ideas, or just some unique nut butters, check out The Smart Kitchen's Nutty Butter, where Miss Smart creates and markets unique nut butters like Apple Pie Nutty Butter, Lemon Bar Nutty Butter, Chocolate Chip Nutty Butter, and even Birthday Cake Nutty Butter.

You'll have to check them out for yourself! Maybe you can even use one of them in your new batch of cookies. I'd love to hear about it!

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for the comments. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I see the words chocolate chip cookies and I'm hooked. Yes indeed I'll be trying this recipe. Thanks!