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peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {flourless, no butter}

Thick, chewy peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies -- these gluten free cookies are flourless and full of peanut butter flavor!
Course Cookie, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free
Keyword peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 178 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
  • Flakey sea salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In small bowl mix together the oats and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, then gently fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Roll cookies into 2-inch dough balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. BARELY flatten the top of the cookie with your hand. The dough should be pretty sticky so if you find this method annoying, simply use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. The cookies may not be as round in shape and perhaps a bit thicker, but that's okay, they will still be delicious!
  5. Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes and remove when edges barely begin to turn a golden brown. The cookies may look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven. 
  6. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle each cookie with flakey sea salt. Repeat with remaining cookie dough. Makes 16-20 cookies.

Recipe Notes

You can use less sugar or less chocolate chips -- I have tried using 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup chocolate chips and they turned out great.

Feel free to substitute almond butter or another nut butter in replace of peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {flourless, no butter}
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Carbohydrates 17.4g6%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4.8g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.