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Peanut Butter Chip Cookies (sugar-free)

These Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick, chunky, and filled with peanut butter chips and a plethora of spices. These cookies are gluten-free and refined sugar-free and a favorite with family and friends who are watching their sugar intake.

Easy Reese's peanut chip cookies.

These Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are deliciously spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger and studded with Reese’s Zero Sugar Peanut Butter Chips.

This is a delicious and dense cookie that is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener, which makes it perfect for those who might not want to have too much sugar this holiday season, whether by choice or necessity.

These Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are so easy to make. You do not have to chill the dough or use a cookie cutter. And, there’s minimal dish clean-up with these as you only need one bowl, one spatula or spoon, and a Silpat-lined baking tray!

The recipe for these cookies is based on these Keto Almond Cookies. While those almond cookies got rave reviews from family and friends, I wanted to change up the texture a bit. So, I used a tad bit of gluten-free all-purpose flour in this batch of Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. Which resulted in a cookie that was less crumbly and a tad bit less dense.

What are the ingredients needed to make these Peanut Butter Chip Cookies?

13 ingredients needed to make these Reese's Peanut Butter Chip Cookies that are gluten free and refined sugar free.

You will need the following 13 ingredients to make these cookies, and they are:

  1. Butter
    I used vegan butter because that is what I always have on hand.
  2. Almond butter
  3. Vanilla extract
  4. Eggs
  5. Ground ginger
  6. Ground cardamom
  7. Salt
  8. Ground cloves
  9. Ground cinnamon
  10. Almond flour
  11. Gluten-free All purpose flour
  12. Monk fruit sweetener
    This one is a favorite I often use in sugar-free treats. By the way, I am not being paid to say this.
  13. Reese’s Zero Sugar Peanut butter chips

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Vegan butter can be replaced with your favorite butter. Just make sure it is salt-free as this recipe has salt added in.
  • I like to use a combination of almond butter and vegan butter for 2 reasons. One, the combination of the two results in a filling cookie with a dense texture. Two, the almond butter adds a protein punch and nutritious spin.
  • While I used ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon, you can use some pumpkin pie spice if you have that on hand as it is a combination of these spices and more.
  • I used Almond flour in this recipe for texture and taste. If you do not have any on hand, feel free to use all-purpose flour.
  • Speaking of all-purpose flour, I wanted to keep these cookies gluten-free so I used a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. But, if gluten is your friend, please feel free to you any organic unbleached all-purpose flour you prefer.
  • While this recipe is a refined sugar-free version, if you are not watching your sugar intake or do not have any diabetics to bake for, you can use granulated sugar instead of monk fruit sweetener.
The first step in making these cookies is Mixing together melted butter and almond butter.

How do you make these Spiced Peanut Butter Chip Cookies?

To start things off, add the almond butter and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds until the butter is soft and almond butter is melted. You just need the two to melt a tad bit so they can be mixed easily with a spoon. You do not want this too hot or the eggs will cook when you try to mix them in.

Then add in the vanilla extract and the two eggs and mix well with the spoon.

Next, add in the almond flour, GF all-purpose flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and monk fruit sweetener, and mix well.

Peanut butter chip cookie dough

Then add in the peanut butter chips.

The dough will look almost like breadcrumbs. But when you gather a spoonful or two together, they should easily bind.

Roll about 2-3 spoonfuls of this crumbly dough together into a ball and then gently flatten the ball and place it on a Silpat-lined baking tray. Repeat until all the dough is used up.

Forming spiced peanut butter chip cookies so they are ready to be baked.

Then all you have to do is bake them.

They can be served as is.

Spiced cookies fresh out of the oven.

Or, you can dunk half of them in some melted Reese’s zero-sugar peanut butter chips, sprinkle the dunked side with some festive sprinkles, and enjoy!

The best refined sugar-free Reese's peanut chip cookies.

This year is my fifth time participating in the Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange, which is a one-of-a-kind cookie exchange. It is organized by Erin Parker of The Speckled Palate. And, it is a virtual cookie exchange of delicious cookies (and fudge) by fellow food bloggers to raise awareness and funds for Cookies For Kid’s Cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was started in 2007 by Larry and Gretchen when their 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer. 

It is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for new, innovative, and less-toxic treatments for childhood cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is in a matching window with their friends at OXO, who will be matching every dollar raised through the end of 2023 ~ up to $100,000.

So whatever money we raise will automatically double!

So, if you are looking for an organization to support this holiday season, please check out The Sweetest Season fundraising page for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Delicious refined sugar-free Reese's peanut chip cookies.

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The best refined sugar-free Reese's peanut chip cookies.

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies (Refined sugar-free)

5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Shashi
These Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick, chunky, and filled with peanut butter chips and a plethora of spices. These cookies are gluten-free and refined sugar-free and a favorite with family and friends who are watching their sugar intake.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Zero Sugar Peanut Butter Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add almond butter and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds until butter is soft and almond butter is melted. You just need the two to melt a tad bit so they can be mixed easily with a spoon. You do not want this too hot or the eggs will cook when you try to mix them in.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and the two eggs, and mix well with the spoon.
  • Add the almond flour, GF All-purpose flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and monk fruit sweetener and mix well.
  • Then add in the Reese's zero sugar peanut butter chips and mix well.
  • The dough will look like breadcrumbs almost – but when you gather a spoonful or two together, they should easily bind.
  • Roll about 2–3 spoonfuls of dough together into a ball and then gently flatten the ball and place it on a Silpat-lined or parchment-lined baking tray. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for a minute and then carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
  • Cookies can be served like this.
  • Or, for a festive spin, serve cookies dipped in peanut butter and sprinkled.
    TO MAKE THIS: melt 2 teaspoons of coconut oil with 3 tablespoons of Reese's Zero Sugar Peanut Butter Chips by placing them in a microwave-safe dish and microwaving them for 20 seconds. Repeat until melted. Dip half of the cookie into this melted peanut butter coconut oil mixture and lay on a Silpat-lined baking tray. Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles and let cool before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
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19 Comments

  1. This is really opening my eyes to peanut butter chips! These cookies are so good, I want to add chocolate chips next time too!

  2. Whipped up a batch of these for an afternoon treat and they did not disappoint! Easy, sweet and delicious; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!

  3. Made these when my diabetic father in law came to visit, and it was also the first time I used monk fruit – overall great texture and flavour – would highly recommend them!

  4. Wait. Peanut butter cookies with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom!? These are absolutely calling my name right now. I love all of the flavors here, so I know I’m going to love these cookies! Santa can keep his sugar cookies – I want these instead!!

  5. I actually don’t think I’ve ever combined peanut butter flavour with warming spices (except cinnamon). What a great idea! And the cookies look terrific!

  6. This cookie recipe is utterly PERFECT, Shashi! Thank you for sharing it this year and for joining us in our exchange. I always look forward to seeing what everyone makes, and I want one of these cookies ASAP. 😀 Happy holidays to you and yours!

  7. We are trying to watch our sugar intake, and these cookies are such a tasty treat! I’m glad to know about the Reese’s sugar free peanut chips, too!

  8. Okay, I am obsessed with anything peanut butter and I cannot wait to try making this peanut butter cookie recipe. Thank you for being a part of The Sweetest Season this year, Shashi.

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