Peanut Butter Cookies

I know I already have a recipe for peanut butter cookies on my blog, but I found this one on Pinterest and it looked interesting. I love Pinterest, don’t you?  I could waste so many hours looking at recipes. These peanut butter cookies are soft and delicious thanks to a secret ingredient.  The original recipe came from, and I saw it on website. These cookies look naughty, but they are not as unhealthy as you would think.  I thought this recipe was so good, I wanted to share it with you all.

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These are grain free and they are really easy to make.  My husband had like 5 of them when they first came out of the oven.  I had to stop him so I had some to photograph!

If you are a visual person, check out the quick video below.  It shows how easy these are to make.

So here is the recipe.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 15 cookies     adjust servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and pulse until very smooth.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the dough into balls. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
  5. Drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.


Recipe Notes

I got about 15 cookies. Please do not let the beans in this recipe turn you away. I promise you cannot even taste them in here. These are good!

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137 thoughts to “Peanut Butter Cookies”

    1. I am not sure since I haven't tried it. I think if you wanted to use flour, you need to make other changes to the recipe as well. Like add an egg and some oil or applesauce too.
    1. I think it could. If you use pumpkin, add in some pumpkin pie spice too. Please let me know how it turns out. I may try it myself.
  1. I had found an almost identical recipe on Pinterest, except you don't add baking powder or bake them. It also suggested removing the skins from the chickpeas (which was time consuming). I spooned dough onto parchment paper, making tiny cookie dough balls, and froze them. I originally thought they would make a fun topping for frozen yogurt, but my husband ate them all snacking. Considering he won't eat legumes, I was impressed. He still has no idea I made them with chickpeas. Haha!
  2. These werent very good. They were really really moist the next day (too moist) and didnt hold together real well. I would not make them again.
    1. Maybe it's the way they are stored? Wait until they are completely cooled before you store them. Also, storing them in a container that has rice scattered on the bottom may help as well. The rice will help absorb the moisture. When I make them, I keep them stored in the refrigerator.
      1. These turned out AMAZING!! I did use sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. Also I only added chocolate chunks to 1/2 the batter and added oats and dried cranberries to the other half. They both turned out wonderful. And soooo easy to make :) (Any idea why they turned green?) :)
          1. I found out why my cookies turned green. Something about the sunbutter reacting to baking soda! They'd be great for St. Patrick's Day - natural food coloring!! :)
  3. I have made these before and absolutely love them fresh from the oven! However, not so good the next day. So I pop them in the microwave about 10-15 seconds and good as new! Would love to know how people added oats and what adjustments they made to the recipe!
    1. Good idea to heat them up! If I were to add oats, I would add about 1/4 cup. I have also heard that some people add cacao powder and dried fruit.
  4. When I made these the chickpeas took forever to process down and got warm. The "batter" was really good. As soon as I added the choc chips I realized my mistake, they melted and final product was not as good as the "batter". I will make them again and maybe only top with choc chips.
    1. I'm sorry about that. Maybe the food processor got too hot during the blending? Next time you could process the chickpeas and then walk away until the food processor cools off. Then add the chocolate chips.
      1. The batter was yummy, even my picky 9 year old liked it but the cookies not as good. They came out really, really soft and not quite sweet enough. I will play around with this though as I think it's a great idea!! I liked them but the kids did not..
        1. You can try cooking them a bit longer and maybe adding 1/3 cup sweetener? I had one reader say that she heats them up before eating them. You can also try that.
  5. These are 100% delicious! I was worried my kids wouldn't be fooled by the "healthy factor". But they were gobbled up. I only got 9 out of one batch, I will definitely double it next time! They do come out soft. But they harden a bit when cooled. I made them completely as is this time, but I think adding oats is a yummy idea for the next time around!
      1. I forgot to add that I was too lazy to get out my food processor so I used my ninja blender and it seemed to do the job, though I'm sure the food processor might have made the batter smoother.
  6. I just made these for a second time and wanted to double the recipe. I was short on chick peas so subbed oat flour as one reader suggested. I also used less peanut butter and chocolate chips because I ran out. They are still fantastic!
  7. This is my 3rd time making these, my picky kids and husband love them! Plus they love that can lick the spoon once done since raw batter is not an issue here. So good!
  8. I made these cookies yesterday. I substituted sun butter for the peanut butter because of an allergy. My only concern is that they came out of the oven a dark green color, I mean seriously hunter green! They look disgusting! Any ideas what would make that happen?
  9. I added oats when I made these. I was hoping it would help with the stickiness factor that others mentioned. I found the oats made the cookies dry. The cookies are still very good and my husband will eat them which is the real test. I think these can be made into no bake bites with the oats. Eliminating baking would also help with the dryness factor. I plan to make the recipe again with oats and will not bake.

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