From Solo Lisa's Kitchen: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

My manager has a gluten allergy and one of my coworkers has celiac disease, so lately I've been trying to find gluten-free baking recipes to make whenever I bring treats to work. I discovered the recipe below a while ago when I was browsing the Martha Stewart website and made the cookies last Monday. The cookie part turned out soft, moist and full of peanut butter flavour, but the semi-sweet chocolate chips were too sweet and overpowered the saltiness of the peanut butter. Next time I might opt for dark chocolate chips instead.

Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 large egg (lightly beaten), 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well combined. Stir in 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts.
  2. With moistened hands, roll dough, about 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, into balls. Place 2 inches apart on two baking sheets. [I dipped two spoons in a bowl of water and used them to scoop tablespoonfuls of batter. It was a lot neater than using my hands!]
  3. Bake until cookies are golden and puffed, 12 to 14 minutes, rotating sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.


  1. Wow that looks yummy! I'm surprised there's no flour in there either. They look just like normal cookies ;)

  2. Thank you for posting this! My boyfriend and I are hoping to start cutting out a lot of gluten from our diet, so it's great to find some new recipes! Especially desserts.

  3. wow! you are so nice to cook for your co-workers... i want to work with you!!

  4. Yay for non-gross gluten free goodies. Nothing's worse than biting into a mouthful of brownie or cookie only to discover you're eating sand, a.k.a. rice flour(okay, MAYBE some thing are worse but...)

    Looks yummy.


    PS I crave sushi from that place by your work.

  5. You mean we stand you up at the correct restaurant and when you miraculously find a ride to join us at the wrong restaurant, you didn't bring us cookies?! Really disappointing Lisa :P
    These look DELISH I can't wait to try these :)

  6. They look really good! I love gluten-free.

  7. Your timing is perfect. I'm looking for some gluten-free recipes. Have one for bread?

  8. Kevin, I don't but Paula (you remember her, don't you?) mentioned a cookbook she has which teaches you how to mix alternative gluten-free flours in the proper ratios for all sorts of baked goods. I'll ask her for the book title next time.

  9. looks delicious! Ever since I came back from Asia I've been soo lazy to even microwave anything haha

    Checked my mail and got your magazine, read your article. congrats on a full blown page! your article was fun to read, it's true though, sometimes I do find myself acting more like my parents even though they can't force me to do anything anymore

  10. yay for a gluten free recipe! im always looking for gluten free recipes bc my bf cut out gluten in his diet. xx

  11. Oh these look delicious!!!! Definitely going to try them out :)

    <3 Belly B

  12. Those look so good! I might have to try this since I found that foods filled with gluten cause my acne to flare up. This seems like an easy and yummy gluten free recipe.


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