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Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

flourless peanut butter cookies

Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with only FIVE ingredients! I think we can all agree that peanut butter + chocolate is one of the best flavor combos ever. Peanut Butter is one of those things that we were never allowed as kids (due to my momโ€™s allergies) and well, chocolate.. enough said. My love for munching on, baking and cooking with peanut butter has not subsided โ€˜till this day. These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies fit the bill. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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J doesnโ€™t get my obsession with Peanut Butter. He tried it for the first time a few years ago when we met in France (Yes, I did bring a jar with me from home #sorrynotsorry) and he seriously did not get what the big deal was about. But after a couple years of living together my love for peanut butter has rubbed of on him. Weโ€™ve been enjoying these Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies all week long as a delicious and decadent post workout or late night snack! #EatHappyLiveHappy

These Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are as easy as mixing five simple ingredients in a bowl and baking them for 10 minutes – that means you are only 15 minutes away from enjoying these much healthier, fudgey, soft, thick and chewy Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies anytime of dayโ€ฆ or night ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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And if you want you can leave a few peanut butter swirls in the batter – below are the cookies I made from the first batch. Peanut Butter + Chocolate = love ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Am I the only one who loves a homemade, “rustic” looking cookie like this one? Wishing you a great week!

And if you do try these Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, I love hearing about it! Insta or Tweet it to me (@cearaskitchen with hashtag #cearaskitchen) or Facebook it to me via the Cearaโ€™s Kitchen Facebook Page!

flourless peanut butter cookies

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Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


A delicious and healthy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie with only FIVE ingredients! These cookies are fudgey, thick, soft, slightly chewy around the edges and filled with delicious chocolate chips throughout!


  • 1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp water (flax โ€œeggโ€)
  • ยผ cup cocoa powder
  • ยพ cup brown cane sugar
  • ยฝ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter (stirred very well)
  • ยฝ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 355f/180c. Line cookie sheets with a slipmat or baking paper.
  2. Mix together the flax and water in a large bowl. Leave to sit for five minutes to thicken – this is your โ€œflax eggโ€.
  3. Add cocoa powder, brown cane sugar and sea salt to the flax โ€œeggโ€. Mix and cream ingredients together with a spatula.
  4. Add peanut butter to the mixture. Stir in the peanut butter until the batter is well combined – the batter will be very thick. *Make sure that the peanut butter is well stirred before adding into the cookie batter; Warming it for a couple seconds in the microwave before adding it to the batter will make the cookie batter easier to stir.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, reserving 1 tbsp to press into the tops of the cookies.
  6. By the tbsp, scoop cookie dough and roll into cookie dough balls with the palms of your hands. Place an inch apart on the lined baking sheet. Press a couple chocolate chips onto the tops of each cookie. Using a fork, flatten each cookie using a criss-cross pattern (*the cookies will not spread out).
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing.


*Make sure that the peanut butter is well stirred – if the peanut butter is dry than your cookies will be too dry and if the peanut butter is oily the cookies will be too oily.
*Tip #1 -To measure peanut butter, stir it well and warm it up in the microwave for a couple seconds before measuring it and stirring it in the batter. This will also make it easy to stir the thick cookie batter.
*Tip #2 – Spray the measuring cup with non-stick spray before measuring your peanut butter – this will make for an easy clean up!
*Tip #3 – If your cookie dough feels really “sticky”, stick your cookie dough in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes before baking. This will depend on the type of all natural peanut butter used.

  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert


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  1. Hi read your recipes and coments would like to mak the cookies but no one asked abort the nutrition info can you let me know calroie fat etc. Thank you
    Cookie lover…..

  2. Ceara, these are amazing! Saw them on Pinterest and made them last night. Yum! Thank you, Heather, for noting the temp conversion as 350F. So Delish! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Linda!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so happy you enjoyed the cookies – these almond butter cookies are a favorite around here!

  3. I’m not a health nut, but I AM a die hard fan of chocolate & peanut butter. So is my husband! Can you substitite eggs for the flax “egg?” If so, how many? And will normal peanut butter work?

    1. Hi Stacey! I think that replacing with an egg and normal peanut butter should work just fine but I can’t 100% vouch for the results because I’ve never tried it! Let us know if you end up baking the cookies with these substitutions – would love to know the results! Happy Baking!

  4. Love this thick chocolate cookies Ceara! So easy to make and healthy! Can’t wait to try them! Never used flax egg in cookies, but it is time to try!

  5. These look super tasty! We’re currently being buried under a ton of snow here in Maine, I think these would be the perfect winter-blah’s rescue for today!

    (Just a quick note – I double checked and the fahrenheit temperature should be more like 350F, if the celsius temperature is 180! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Heather!! I lived in Ottawa for four years so I know what it’s like to be buried under snow all winter ๐Ÿ™‚ Cookies do make the perfect winter rescue though! Thanks so much for pointing out the temperature by the way – I must have made a typo but it’s now fixed! Stay warm and hope you enjoy these cookies if you end up making them! Let us know the results!

  6. HI Ceara, I have a serious peanut butter addiction (I’m getting the help that I need) so for obvious reasons, I love this cookies! I honestly can’t believe there’s only 5 ingredients in them. And they look so simple to make and oh so chocolatey. What a great and overall healthy cookie! Just switched to eating organic and natural peanut butter (eliminated the high fructose corn syrup in my life) so I definitely have the right pb to make these =) Thanks for sharing! Still can’t believe only 5 ingredients. Raving! Pinned!

    1. I hear you on the Peanut Butter addiction! Itโ€™s very real over here as well! Thatโ€™s so cool that you switched over to the all-natural stuff โ€“ I actually prefer it now over the traditional PB! Thanks so much for your kind words as always, Laura!! Hope youโ€™re having a fantastic week!

  7. I’m so glad you converted your boyfriend into a pb lover, Ceara! ๐Ÿ™‚ I definitely could not do without it. These cookies look so amazing! I seriously wish I could go home right now and make these. I love that they contain only five ingredients and no flour! I have yet to make a cookie like that. Pinning to try out soon! Have a great Tuesday, friend!

    1. I hear ya โ€“ I donโ€™t think I could do without PB as well! Thanks so much for the sweet words and pin as always, Gayle! Hope youโ€™re week is going swell! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. You had me at chocolate Ceara! Add the peanut butter in and I’m sold. This is such a curiously simple recipe. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry and I’m going to try and make them today if I have time. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Linda!!! Anything Chocolate + PB and I’m sold as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how they turn out if you end up making them! I hope you and your family enjoy them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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