Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Flour-less Cookies


What you’re looking at here my friends is breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Some people call them flour-less peanut butter cookies.  That are vegan and if you play your cards right, free of refined sugar.  I consider them a healthy substitute for a balanced meal (kidding!  kind of…).  A friend passed along a recipe recently for a less healthy version of these and I couldn’t wait to modify it make it friendlier to my preferences.  I hoped desperately that I could switch things around and the cookies would still be as great- and, well,  THEY ARE AMAZING!  And they only take a minute to whip up.  You’re going to love them, I promise.  Make them soon!!!!  xx- Sarah

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Flour-less Cookies

Yield: approximately 12 cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Flour-less Cookies


  • 1 cup freshly ground peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare flax egg by combining 1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons warm water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes to set.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter, flax egg, coconut sugar, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a silpat lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Lightly press cookie dough to flatten.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 7-10 minutes before enjoying!


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  1. Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984|

    AWESOME!! I made something similar last night (and earlier this week but finished the batch, ack!! I didn’t even roll them into balls –they were no bake– and simply ate them via spoon from the container :S )

    I totally consider these breakfast, lunch and dinner (#sorrynotsorry) too!! Great photos (per usual) and nice to see you again in that outfit post below :) Hope your smiles (you and Lou) are returning and life is sort of feeling a bit better. BIG HUG.

  2. kaceyjt|

    These cookies look delicious! I’ve been loving no-heat cookie recipes lately (it’s too hot turn on the oven or the stove!) and can’t wait to try to make these work without heat!

  3. Caroline|

    These look delish can’t wait to try! Do you think you can sub 1 egg if not vegan? I’ve been looking for a lower sugar PB cookie recipe so thank you for posting! Your photos, recipes, and writing are all so beautifully inspiring!


    • Sarah Yates|

      Hi Caroline, You can definitely sub one egg! Thanks so much for all the kind words! :) xx

  4. Kate|

    Can you take out the flax, or sub it with something such as almond flour? I have all of these things except the flax, and this looks sooooo incredible! :)

    • Sarah Yates|

      Hi Kate, the flax acts as a binder- so you could sub an egg. Or you wouldn’t have to sub anything if you wanted to eat them as raw cookies! :) xx

  5. Rachael|

    I have made these cookies a few times and they always turn out awesome. But today I changed it up a bit and instead of using peanut butter, I used half a cup of Buckwheat Flour and half a cup of Coconut Butter. They were awesome!!! I will continue to try different versions of this recipe (just subbing out PB for other combos). Thanks for posting this recipe!!