Hey there, foodies! Are you ready for a sensational gluten-free dessert that will blow your taste buds away? I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorites with you: chocolate peanut butter cookies! These cookies are the perfect balance of rich and nutty flavors, with the added bonus of being flourless and dairy-free.
Whether you’re a gluten-free baker or just looking for a healthy treat without sacrificing flavor, this recipe has got you covered. It’s easy to make and requires only nine simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
But don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you! These cookies are packed with deliciousness that will keep you coming back for more. From dark brown sugar to creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate chips, this recipe has everything you need for one amazing dessert.
So what are you waiting for? Get out your mixing bowls and let’s start baking these amazing chocolate peanut butter cookies!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Hey foodies! Let’s get excited about this gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic recipe for chocolate peanut butter cookies! You are going to be in for a real treat. I am beyond thrilled to share this recipe with you all because it is not only delicious but also healthy.
There’s something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that makes your taste buds sing in harmony. The smoothness of peanut butter blends perfectly with the richness of the chocolate chips to create a heavenly treat that is simply irresistible. So, if you love chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cups, then you’re definitely going to love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!
What sets this recipe apart is that it uses all-natural ingredients. You don’t need artificial preservatives or additives because the flavors are bold and will speak for themselves. This recipe stands out because it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and perfect for vegans too!
Not only are these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies perfect indulgences, but they’re also healthy for you too! These cookies include plenty of healthy protein given by peanuts, eggs or Egg Beaters egg substitute. Furthermore, they’re packed with fiber from oats and have no added sugar. In fact, we’re sweetening them up with natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, maple syrup or even brown sugar – all healthier alternatives compared to white sugar.
So why settle for regular old cookies when you can indulge in something equally delicious but also packed with nutritional value? Join me as we enjoy incredibly rich and decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies without feeling guilty at all.
Let’s start with the ingredients you will need for this delicious recipe. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies ingredients are really simple and you probably have most of them in your kitchen already.
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup of gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
- 1 large egg or Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 2/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix – Ins:
- 1/2 to 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Note: Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before you start making the cookie dough. This is important because if your ingredients are too cold they won’t mix together properly, which will negatively affect the texture of your cookies.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
To make up a batch of these gluten-free, flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup natural (creamy) peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup chocolate chips
Make sure that the egg and the peanut butter are room temperature and that you have all the other components prepared to avoid any delays.
Step 2: Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together a large egg, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, and baking soda until well combined. The mixture should be smooth without lumps.
Step 3: Add Chocolate Chips
Gently fold in ½ cup chocolate chips into the dough mixture until evenly distributed.
Step 4: Shape Dough and Bake
Line baking sheet tray with parchment paper. Grab a tablespoon of dough at a time (25 grams) and roll them into balls then place them on the baking sheet roughly two inches apart. Using a fork dipped in confectioners’ sugar press down on the balls, creating a criss-cross pattern across each one. Bake for around eight minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Leave to cool for approximately five minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Baked Cookies!
Your gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies are now ready to serve! Whether they’re for an afternoon snack or an after-dinner dessert, these cookies are chock full of nutritious ingredients that will satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing nutrition.
Try out this easy recipe and experience deliciousness like never before!
Substitutions and Variations
Hey there foodies,
Are you looking to personalize your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and make them truly your own? Well, you’ve come to the right section.
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always encourage experimentation in the kitchen. So, here are some recommended substitutions and variations that will give these cookies a little twist:
– Peanut butter substitute: If you or a family member have allergies, don’t hesitate to try using almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. Also, for lower fat options try PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter or Greek yogurt.
– Sugar alternatives: For those who prefer sugar-free options or are diabetic, these cookies switch out natural sweeteners like stevia or agave. Others may prefer maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar as well.
– Gluten-free flour substitutes: Change out gluten-free flour mixes with oat flour, almond flour, coconut flour or chickpea flour, just remember to adjust the ratio as needed. The amounts may differ due its density it’s ideal to use recipes specifically designed for these flours.
– Chocolate chips: For variation swap chocolate chips with your favorite candy pieces like M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces or Snickers etc.
– Dairy-free: Remember to substitute with dairy-free chocolate chips or cocoa powder which will give a nutty flavour rather than milky taste.
– VEGAN: Some vegan-approved ingredient can be peanut butter cups or carob chips
Remember that a few adjustments can make for an entirely new cookie. However, keep in mind adding ingredients such as fruit so that there’s sufficient room in your bowl.
Give them all a try and see which ones become your favorite true match!
Your Nutritionist & Food Blogger
Serving and Pairing
Alright, let’s talk about serving and pairing! These chocolate peanut butter cookies are absolutely delicious on their own, but there are a few ways you can take them to the next level.
You can serve these cookies warm or cold, and they pair perfectly with a variety of beverages. A glass of cold milk is the classic choice, but you can also enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
For those who love a bit of spice, try pairing these cookies with a chai latte or hot cocoa with a dash of cinnamon.
And if you really want to indulge, why not make an ice cream sandwich? Take one cookie and place a scoop of your favorite ice cream (chocolate or peanut butter would be perfect!) on top, then top it off with another cookie. Heavenly!
These cookies are great for parties too. Make a batch and serve them alongside fresh fruit or a cheese board for a tasty snack platter that everyone will love.
No matter how you choose to serve and pair them, these gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies are sure to impress.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve baked these delectable gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies, it’s time to plan ahead so you can enjoy them any time you want. Here are some tips for storing and reheating these yummy treats.
To make ahead, simply keep the dough balls in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking. Alternatively, you can freeze the dough balls for up to 1 month. Just let them thaw in the refrigerator before baking.
Once baked, if you have any cookies left over (which is unlikely!), store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you live in a humid area of the world, it may be better to store the cookies in the refrigerator instead, as moisture can affect their texture and taste.
If you want to reheat these gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies, simply preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 5-10 minutes or until they are heated through and have regained their crispiness.
Remember that these cookies taste best when eaten fresh out of the oven, so try to eat them up as soon as possible! But we won’t blame you if you sneak some from the fridge late at night – they’re just that good!
Tips for Perfect Results
Alright foodies, let me give you some tips on how to make your chocolate peanut butter cookies turn out absolutely perfect. I’m all about making sure your baking experiments end with delicious treats that you can be proud of. So, here are a few tips to make sure your cookies are a hit!
Firstly, when it comes to measuring the ingredients, accuracy is important. Make sure to use the exact amounts specified in the recipe, and measure out each item precisely to avoid any deviations in the final product. You can use a measuring cup or spoon to measure the items and level it off with a knife without packing too much.
Secondly, it’s important to mix everything up well. If there are pockets of unmixed ingredients in your dough, it could impact how the cookie bakes (not good!). So, take time to mix thoroughly; I recommend using a stand mixer or hand mixer at low speed.
Now let’s talk about oven temperature. Be sure to preheat your oven ahead of time (about 15 minutes before you start baking) so that it’s ready when you are! Also, make sure your oven temperature is accurate by using an oven thermometer. The recipe calls for 350°F so always ensure your oven is preheated at that temperature.
Another tip is timing – do not over-bake these cookies. 12 to 15 minutes are what you’ll need for cookies that are crispy on the edges yet soft and chewy in the center. Keep an eye on them since different ovens have varying heating levels.
Finally, don’t forget one last tip – patience! Letting your cookies cool completely after taking them out of the oven means they will have less risk of crumbling and will hold together better while enjoying them.
I hope these tips help you achieve beautiful gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies every time you bake them!
Are you looking for a delicious, gluten-free and dairy-free treat that is also healthy? Look no further than these chocolate peanut butter cookies! Made with natural peanut butter, gluten-free flour, and rich cocoa powder, these cookies are packed with flavor and nutrition. Plus, with the option to use Egg Beaters egg substitute or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar, they can be tailored to your dietary needs.
But don’t let their healthiness fool you – these cookies are still indulgent and satisfying. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a classic for a reason, and these cookies deliver on that promise of richness and decadence.
So whether you’re looking to treat yourself to something sweet while still sticking to a healthy lifestyle, or you just want a delicious dessert that happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free, these chocolate peanut butter cookies are the perfect solution. Give them a try today – your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free) Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup creamer peanut butter
- 1 eggs (slightly beaten) or 1/4 Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons hershey's cocoa
- Mix all ingredients in bowl.
- Roll dough into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Press each ball with fork to flatten in a crisscross fashion.
- Bake in oven 8-10 minutes at 325°F.