Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve been making flourless peanut butter cookies for years (you know, the ones that have 1 C peanut butter, 1 C sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 egg and take like, 5 minutes to make) so I can’t believe I just found out about this chocolate version.  I’m hooked!  I mean, just think of all the antioxidants from the cocoa powder!

My cousin brought these to a recent family gathering, and I immediately tracked down the recipe. I’m not sure it is the exact one she used, but it sure is easy and tasty just the same!

You don’t need a mixer to make these, and the baking soda is optional. At any rate, I’m sure you can find all the ingredients for these cookies in your cupboard, so start baking!

  • 1 C peanut butter (100% peanuts, not the sweetened kind)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • sea salt

Combine all ingredients into a smooth batter. Roll 1 tbs of dough into a ball at a time and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork in perpendicular directions, like for traditional peanut butter cookies. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.

Bake cookies at 350F for 8 minutes.


  1. Oooh, the sea salt is a nice addition! I’ll have to try that next time!

  2. I’m of the belief that sea salt makes all cookies and bars taste a little fancy!

  3. I was going to ask Blythe for the recipe! Now I don’t have to. I can’t wait to make these. . . .

  4. I’ll be making these this week for sure.

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