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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats

Flourless, No Butter Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips, Reese's Pieces and Oats

Closely adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookies
Keyword chocolate chips, flourless
Author TheSpicedLife


  • 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter not natural; I used Jif
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 t vanilla salt plus more for sprinkling (use regular salt if necessary)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats gluten-free if desired
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Reese's Pieces candy


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat together the peanut butter and brown sugar. When it is creamy and incorporated, beat in the vanilla, eggs and baking soda. Then mix in the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla salt.
  3. Mix in the oats. Then fold in the chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces. The dough will be quite wet--you will probably prefer to work with a cookie scoop. Don't worry, the cookies will stay thick (I was concerned they would spread).
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 1-2 tablespoon sized balls onto a parchment or silicone-lined cookie sheet. I did 6 cookies to a sheet. Slightly pat the balls to flatten them just a little. Sprinkle with vanilla salt.
  5. Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet to allow the cookies to finish baking. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.