Gluten Free Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

These amazing gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are simply out of this world and so easy to make they are dangerous! If you love your cookies thick and chunky, with a delicious chewy moistness in the center, these cookies are perfect for you. A healthy and gluten free version of a classic favorite and with just five ingredients, you can’t beat this awesome peanut butter cookie.


For my peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies I used all natural creamy peanut butter, you know the drippy kind that you can pour straight from the jar? I would avoid using commercial peanut butters such as Skippy or Jif as they have added ingredients and most often contain palm oil. For these cookies, look for a peanut butter that’s 100% peanuts. You will still get a thick and chewy peanut butter cookie just like the classic versions.

If you prefer nuts in your cookies, going for an all natural crunchy peanut butter works as well or adding a handful of walnuts will give your cookies the crunch you desire.

All you need is just a few ingredients to bring these cookies together and most of them are probably in your kitchen cabinet already. All right, let’s get started. First, I used peanut butter which we already talked about so I won’t bore you with more peanut butter nonsense. Next, I sweetened these bad boys using a mix of coconut sugar and Truvia but you can sub one for the other even use a granulated erythritol. For the flour, I used a gluten free brown rice flour but gluten free oat flour or any gluten free baking blend will work. I used one egg lightly beaten and then added vanilla extract  and salt for taste, baking soda for rising and a little water to moisten the dough. That’s it! Ohhhh and of course, I added some chocolate chips for good measure.


If peanut butter and chocolate is your thing (it’s my favorite, obviously) you will love some of my other healthy recipes that include this iconic flavor combo!

  • Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect healthy combination of the classic peanut butter cookie and chocolate brownies. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brookies are melt in your mouth soft and gluten-free!

Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Category: dessert, snack

Cuisine: gluten free,

Yield: 12 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 160

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 15g

Protein per serving: 5g

Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Thick and chewy peanut butter cookies filled with rich dark chocolate made gluten free using healthy ingredients.


  • 2/3 c natural peanut butter, the drippy kind
  • 2/3 c brown rice flour or gluten free flour of choice
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 c Truvia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c mini dark chocolate chips


  • In a mixing bowl using a handheld mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugars. Add in the egg, water and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt and then add them to your wet ingredients. Continue mixing with the handheld mixer until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Use a cookie scooper to make 12 evenly sized balls and place them on the parchment paper 1" apart. Press them down just slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges brown but the center is still soft. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to continue cooling.


Brown rice flour can be subbed for gluten-free oat flour, almond flour or a gluten-free baking blend. You can use all coconut sugar or all Truvia in this recipe, I split it 1:1. For a dairy free version use Enjoylife chocolate chips.


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