Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are easy, healthy cookies with a delicious peanut butter chocolate flavor.
Plus, this recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, flourless, and comes with a vegan option!
Do you love peanut butter and chocolate?
Everyone loves that powerful combo, right? Even your most intense chocolate craving doesn’t stand a chance against those moist Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.
Whip them in 5 minutes with only 6 ingredients and satisfy your next chocolate sweet cravings without the guilt!
How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
This is a very easy 6-ingredient keto cookie recipe for all chocolate lovers.
All you need to make this recipe are:
- Peanut butter – It is very important to use a fresh jar of natural peanut butter, drippy, and runny with oil on top. If your peanut butter has been opened for a while, it may be dry and create very dry cookies. If you don’t have peanut butter but you do have peanuts, you can make your own natural peanut butter.
- Maple Syrup – this recipe can be made with regular maple syrup or with sugar-free maple syrup. You can’t use crystal sweeteners like sugar or erythritol, or the cookies will be crumbly.
- Egg – or a flaxseed egg for a vegan alternative.
- Coconut Oil or Melted Butter – pick the former for a vegan alternative.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – or regular cocoa powder if you don’t mind the carbs.
- Vanilla – (optional)
- Salt – optional
- Chocolate Chips – or sugar-free chocolate chips if you are on a low-carb diet.
Making these cookies is incredibly easy, it only takes about 5 minutes of preparation.
Start by combining the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl: peanut butter, melted butter, beaten egg, and maple syrup.
Then incorporate the cocoa powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips until the batter is consistent.
Form a large cookie dough ball and line a baking sheet with a lightly oiled piece of parchment paper.
Form 12 cookies from the dough ball and place them evenly spaced on the baking sheet.
Press them with your hand to form round cookies.
Since the chocolate chips are in the batter, you might not have many on top of the cookies. I like to press in a few more chocolate chips for a perfect look.
Bake the flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies for 10 to 12 minutes in an oven preheated to 350°F (180°C).
Then let the cookies cool down for about 15 minutes on a cooling rack.
You can store your chocolate peanut butter cookies for up to 2 weeks in a cookie jar at room temperature.
It’s also possible to freeze them, but you’re unlikely to have any left after two weeks, so you probably won’t have to!
You can swap the following ingredients to match your dietary requirements:
- Peanut Butter – replace it with fresh, smooth almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
- Butter – replace the butter with either vegan butter, or melted coconut oil.
- Egg – use a flaxseed egg instead of the regular egg.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use almond butter in this recipe?
Peanut butter works the best as it is more oily than almond butter.
If you want to use almond butter, you may have to add more coconut oil to prevent the cookies from getting dry.
How Many Carbs In These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies?
If you made these cookies with sugar-free maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sugar-free chocolate chips, then each cookie contains only 5.6 grams of carbs.
Otherwise, they contain about 20 grams of net carbs.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
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