Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Super Chewy. Super Easy. Loaded with Chocolate Chips and M&Ms (optional – but why wouldn’t you?)

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies? Wait. Joni, did you just make a healthy cookie recipe? Seriously? Really?

No. No friends, I didn’t.

I mean, the ‘want to be healthy’ part of me truly believes that I’m doing a good thing here by making cookies with almond flour instead of all purpose flour, but I think we all know by now that I would probably eat a cookie made out of shoe leather if it was offered to me, so unfortunately, nutrition was not my motivation here.

The truth is that the almond flour gives these cookies the most amazing chewy texture that I might actually prefer over the texture of ‘normal’ cookies. If you’re into chewy like I am these are your guys, BUT just because they’re made with almond flour doesn’t necessarily make them healthy. I mean, I’m still using all the sugars, and my kids say natural peanut butter tastes like glue so we don’t have any of that in our house, but I can tell you that these cookies are gluten free! Good right? See! Maybe I am killing it with this healthy thing!

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies with M&Ms

These cookies come out with crisp edges and the chewiest texture that will blow your mind.

You can make them plain if you’re a purist, but I love the add of chocolate chips and when I was young my Aunt would always add Smarties (those are Canadian M&Ms) to her PB cookies and so now I can’t make them without.

If you want to keep things healthy-er I do have a few suggestions for you to try… replace the butter with coconut oil, replace all the sugar with coconut sugar, use natural peanut butter (but I would recommend chilling the dough if you attempt this), add a handful of kale to the batter. Kidding. I’m kidding. Don’t do that.

If you try any of these glow-ups please let me know!

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Extra chewy and super easy Peanut Butter Cookies made with Almond Flour. They’re free of gluten, but not of deliciousness. You can make them plain if you prefer, but I like them loaded with chocolate… and M&Ms.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter soft
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbps dry milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup m&ms

Instructions
 

  • Add the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar to an electric mixer and cream for several minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and cream for several minutes more, until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl combine the almond flour, milk powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  • Scoop onto baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.
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Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookie Dough

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies Recipe ingredients, tips, substitutions:

Peanut Butter – regular, creamy peanut butter.

Almond Flour – I use blanched almond flour. I haven’t tried unblanched, so can’t speak to how the cookies would turn out.

Brown Sugar – I like to use dark brown sugar, but light works too.

Milk Powder – I always add dry milk powder to my cookies as a flavour enhancer, but if you don’t have any you can jut leave it out.

Chocolate Chips – regular semi-sweet chocolate chips are my preference, but honestly, you can use any chocolate you want.

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies Recipe Variations:

Extra Peanut Buttery Version – replace the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, use peanut butter M&Ms instead of plain and add 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts into the batter as well.

Milk Chocolate Version – omit the chocolate chips and the M&Ms and add in milk chocolate chunks. These would be pretty darn good if you added a little sprinkle of flaky salt to the tops.

PB&J Version – omit the chocolate and the M&Ms and add in 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries.

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies recipe, how to make it…

Make sure your butter and peanut butter are soft and not refrigerated… do people refrigerate peanut butter?? anyhoo…

Using and electric mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter with the sugar and brown sugar for a full 2-3 minutes and then add in the egg and vanilla. Continue creaming for several more minutes until very light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl combine the almond flour, milk powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

Add the almond flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and the M&Ms.

Drop scoopfuls of dough onto a baking sheet (I use a scoop that’s about 2 1/2 Tbsp) and bake for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are just lightly browned. Don’t over bake. What is the golden rule of cookie making? Underbaked is always better than overbaked.

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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