Soft peanut butter cookies dipped in dark chocolate and adorned with crushed peanuts. These cookies only require 7 ingredients and are vegan plus gluten-free. Miracles DO happen!

Would you believe me if I said a vegan, gluten-free, and low carb cookie can taste just as amazing as a traditional cookie?

Well, it can. And it all starts with peanut butter.

ingredients for flourless peanut butter cookies

Ingredients in these vegan and gluten-free peanut butter cookies:

Peanut butter is the star ingredient. Along with sugar, baking soda, a flax egg, salt, and a splash of vanilla. That’s it!

If you choose to dip em in chocolate (which I highly recommend) you just need some chocolate chips, coconut oil, and crushed peanuts to add on top.

hands mixing peanut butter cookie dough

All you have to do now is mix everything together. It’s really that easy!

Pro Tip: Chill dough before baking. Due to high-fat content from the peanut butter, these cookies can spread. Chilling the dough helps resolve that issue.

hand pressing fork into vegan and gluten free peanut butter cookie

Ahh the signature criss-cross we all look for in a classic peanut butter cookie.

Why do peanut butter cookies have fork marks?

Peanut butter cookies are dense and flattening them promotes even baking. The more you know right?!

hand putting peanuts on peanut butter cookie on cooling rack

Once they are cooled completely you can add chocolate. Simply microwave chocolate chips with coconut oil until melted. Dip these peanut butter cookies in the melted chocolate and add some crushed peanuts.

peanut butter cookies on cooling rack with chocolate chips

Everyone loves a good peanut butter cookie. This vegan and gluten-free cookie recipe is perfect for holiday baking or cookie swaps. After all, a Christmas cookie spread wouldn’t be complete without a peanut butter cookie!

vegan and gluten free peanut butter cookies on cooling rack with chocolate

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stack of vegan and gluten free peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate and crushed peanuts

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies {Vegan + GF}

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These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are so easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients. Dipped in chocolate and adorned with crushed peanuts for a delicious flavor upgrade!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan
Keyword easy peanut butter cookie recipe, gluten free cookie, vegan peanut butter cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 184kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 flax eggs (2 Tablespoons ground flax seed + 4 Tablespoons water)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Dip (optional):


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • Make flax egg: Mix ground flaxseed and water in small bowl and place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set.
  • Mix all ingredients together using a rubber spatula. Let rest in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough, and place on baking sheet. Using the backside of a fork, make a criss-cross on the top.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges look crispy. The center might look underbaked but that's okay.
  • Let cool completely before transferring to a cooling rack.

To Make Chocolate Dip:

  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe dish. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in-between until chocolate is melted.
  • Dip cookies in melted chocolate and top with crushed peanuts.


Serving: 1cookie (chocolate dipped) | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.7g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 20g | Iron: 0.5mg
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