For a gluten-free sweet treat sure to make your taste buds dance, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the way to go. This indulgent dessert is made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar!
The most delicious gluten-free cookie
I’m a huge cookie fanatic as of late, and I’m not sure where it came from. Normally I’d go for anything creamy for dessert (like ice cream!), but lately I’ve just been in a cookie mood and have felt the pull to have them stocked at all times.
I think part of it is because I’ve been craving my flourless almond butter cookies. I whipped up a batch, and my cookie kick began. Now, I’m coming at ‘cha live with this delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which is basically perfect for anyone who likes both types and is up for trying them as one delicious mega-flavor cookie.
So grab your peanut butter and your chocolate chips, and let’s get to baking one of the best cookie recipes of all time!
Ingredients in this recipe for chocolate chip cookies
To make these easy peanut butter cookies, you’ll only need 10 simple ingredients. Just 10! And that includes the givens like the sea salt and vanilla. If you’re a regular baker or sweet treat connoisseur, you probably already have most of these ingredients hiding in your pantry.
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Baking soda
- Peanut butter
- Coconut oil (melted and cooked)
- Coconut sugar
- Sea salt
- Chocolate chips
What you need to make this recipe
You’ll need a handful of kitchen tools to make this recipe. But, don’t let that deter you! You’ll only need your direct baking items (AKA a baking sheet and parchment paper), some mixing bowls, and some stirring/scooping items! Here’s a complete list:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone baking liner
- Medium mixing bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Cookie scoop
You will need to measure out the following amounts: 1 tsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
If you’ve ever made even just one batch of cookies, this recipe will be a breeze. It requires nothing but mixing your ingredients and then letting them bake! Just follow the steps as listed below, and your cookies are guaranteed to turn out perfectly chewy.
To start, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, adding a splash of almond milk if the batter is too dry.
Next, add the chocolate chips.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. After removing from the oven, sprinkle sea salt on top.
The perfect treat for taking to parties or gatherings
Whenever I’m attending a party or one of my friends is having some sort of gathering, I always offer to bring the sweets. It’s likely that I’ll have most of the ingredients on hand because, well, Erin Lives Whole exists! And when choosing a sweet treat to prepare, 9 times out of 10 I’m going for cookies.
They’re always the best type of dessert for transferring. I mean, taking a cake? No thanks. That’s just one sharp turn away from becoming a disaster on the drive over. Cookies are easy, and people can just grab them as they please. No utensils or plates required!
That being said, these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are the perfect gathering-approved option. They’re a dream for several reasons:
- EASY to make.
- QUICK to make.
- They’re like SOFT pillows of heaven.
- They taste AMAZING.
If you don’t want to use peanut butter, you can sub it for any other nut butter.
Trust me when I say that everyone in your life will be very grateful for you if you take them a batch of these bad boys.
A healthier cookie option
These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies were made to serve as healthier, more nutrient-rich options as compared to the alternatives. My blog is all about eating whole, so I incorporated five select ingredients into these cookies to help make that happen.
Almond and coconut flour
First up, we have almond and coconut flour. These two ingredients were used in place of all-purpose flour and serve as wonderful alternatives health wise. They’re more nutrient rich, and they help to create light, fluffy, chewy cookies.
Nut butters are a great way to sneak extra protein into your diet, especially when you go with the natural versions. That way, you’re avoiding all of the harsh chemicals included in the processed brands. With nut butters, all-natural is a must!
If you know me, you know I never use vegetable or canola oil. Instead, I stick to coconut oil, a more well-rounded, nutrient-rich alternative. It’s a great source of healthy fats and works wonderfully as a baking oil.
Though I love sweetening my baked treats with maple syrup or honey, this recipe needed something heartier. I turned to my trusty runner up, coconut sugar, for the perfect flavor. I will always use this type of sugar in place of granulated because it’s got a better nutritional makeup and a lower glycemic index!
More delicious cookie recipes
Need some more mouth watering cookie ideas? Here are some of my favorites! And yes, the somoas taste just like the Girl Scout cookies!
- Healthy Samoa Cookies
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Double Chocolate Mint Paleo Cookies
- Paleo Chia Spiced Cookies
- Healthy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photos by The Mindful Hapa
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted + cooled
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- sea salt for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
- In a medium bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda.
- In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar.
- Whisk in egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to wet, adding in splash of almond milk if too dry.
- Add in chocolate chips.
- Use a cookie scoop and place dough on parchment paper.
- Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown, adding sea salt after taking out of oven.
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