Kids and adults alike will love this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which--unlike most cookie recipes--doesn't call for flour. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and, with only five simple ingredients, they can easily be whipped up by young chefs and enjoyed as an after-school treat. They're also perfect for a holiday party or for a cookie swap.

Ivy Odom
Source:, November 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in middle of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk egg and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in peanut butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips until combined. Place slightly rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Use a fork to flatten each cookie to a 1 3/4-inch diameter by gently pressing in a crisscross pattern. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until just set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes. Repeat with the remaining cookies.


Equipment: Parchment paper

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 9g; fat 10g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 12.4mg; vitamin a iu 18IU; folate 2mcg; calcium 3.1mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 4.7mg; potassium 18.1mg; sodium 99.9mg; added sugar 8g.

Reviews (2)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
My disappointment is immeasurable and I might go so far as to say that my day is ruined. When one bakes cookies it is a labor of love. There is NO love in this recipe. These "cookies" are soft as advertised I will grant and passably chewy. HOWEVER when I read that these are the perfect gift for a holiday party or cookie exchange I couldn't believe my eyes. If these monstrosities were unloaded upon me at any party I would make a scene to end all scene-making. Please if you have a heart buy gluten-free flour and make a real god damned cookie amen. I hope the lord is watching and I hope you can learn from your mistakes. Two stars instead of one because while I am not happy about the results I do now have what seem to be cookies and really that is all this recipe has to offer. May you find your way and may this recipe find its way to another poor soul. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Forget 3 ingredient chocolate chip cookies -- these 5 ingredient ones are just as easy AND they have chocolate chips! They'd be perfect for a cookie swap especially because they're gluten-free. Read More