Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies… The 3rd Day of Christmas Cookies!!


The third day of Christmas Cookies brings us the timeless combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate!  This recipe is gluten free for the simple reason that it contains no flour of any kind.  Yes, you read that right… NO FLOUR.  I did not have to adapt this cookie recipe because it was already gluten free.  I always tweak my recipes, so this one is mine, but for the most part, it remains pretty true to the  original recipe.

My good friend Michelle loves peanut butter cookies, and she loves chocolate.  December 3rd is her birthday, and so I am dedicating this recipe to her.  Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a lovely sort of delicate textured cookie, with plenty of peanut flavor, and gooey dark chocolate chips. The wonderful flavors practically burst in your mouth, like a peanut butter cup.  It contains a bit of salt on the peanuts, and with the sugar in the cookie, and the chocolate chips, you get that awesome sweet/salty flavor that makes you go back for more!

Michelle, this one is for you.  I hope you like these…


  • 1 Cup of Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – good quality
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Salted Peanuts

Preheat the oven to 350.  Stir together peanut butter and sugar.  Add baking soda, salt and egg, and mix thoroughly.  Dough will be crumbly.



Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips.  Measure dough into heaping Tablespoons, and roll dough into balls, pressing the dough around the chocolate chips and peanuts.  Place cookie balls on a parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheet two inches apart, and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until cookies are golden and puffed.


Leave cookies on the cookie sheet at least 10 minutes, or until cooled.  Transfer to a cooling rack until chocolate chips are set.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


This is the perfect cookie for the peanut butter and chocolate lovers in the family.  If the pieces of peanut and chocolate chips are too large for your liking, chop the peanuts and use mini chocolate chips.  You can always omit the extra peanuts and add more chocolate chips, or eliminate the nuts and chocolate all together and make just plain peanut butter cookies.

Let me know how you made YOUR cookies, and how many compliments you get!

Enjoy the classic taste of peanuts and chocolate this holiday season, and don’t forget to make a few extra for Santa!

Happy Holidays,


P.S.  Happy Birthday Michelle!! ((HUG))


16 thoughts on “Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies… The 3rd Day of Christmas Cookies!!

    • Hi BYOBtraining! Actually these peanut butter cookies ARE a bit healthier than some other recipes (well, a little), because they contain no extra fat other than what is in the ingredients (ie. peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate chips), and they are loaded with protein due to the peanut butter, peanuts, and egg. You also get an antioxident punch with the dark chocolate in the chips. The carbs are little better too because of the omission of flour. All that said, sadly, it still isn’t a good idea for anyone’s waistline to eat the WHOLE batch, but you are absolutely correct about being able to have a couple of these and still being healthy! Enjoy! Happy Holidays!! Marcie/Pepperchick

      • You are welcome Marcie. Thanks for the holiday wishes. Looking for a safe place to stay in Orange County, CA. The guy I was room mates with had PTSD and was abusive so I am in a hotel now looking for a nice person or family to live with in exchange for cooking for them.

        Right now it isnt very happy. I have no home. I sure hope something materializes by tomorrow.
        Know anyone in Orange County, CA that would like a nice lady around the house who is a good cook?

        Paulette Motzko

  1. These are delish… Thanks Marci for allowing me to taste. I am making these for a Christmas cookie swap and I know everyone will love them!

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