Flourless peanut butter brownie cookies are gluten free, low sugar cookies made with the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This Weight Watchers Freestyle friendly cookies recipe has just 1 point per cookie! The flourless brownie cookies recipe can be made with or without walnuts. I added them, in celebration of National Grab Some Nuts Day! Hey, don’t look at me like that. It’s an actual food holiday!
I can’t remember the last time I had a down and dirty, sugar laden, loaded with fat brownie. *moan*
Treats like caramel bacon brownies, my best ever brownies, and mint cheesecake swirl brownies used to make regular appearances on my
hips dessert plate. Then I started my quest to lose 50 pounds by my 50th birthday. When that failed, my #FitAt50 plan kicked into gear. I’m sure it was at least a year ago that I sank my teeth into a fudgy, chewy brownie that made my eyes roll into the back of my head, and I miss them. A lot.
Or rather, I did miss them a lot, but then I created these flourless peanut butter brownie cookies. After that, my craving for a chewy, chocolaty brownie was quenched.
Flourless Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
I adapted the recipe from this one that I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally’s version doesn’t include nuts, but it would be downright nutty of me not to include nuts. After all, this is a grab some nuts day recipe, right? Right! So, I added walnuts. And I used a sugar substitute instead of refined, granulated sugar. If I’m making a sweet treat that doesn’t require wearing stretchy pants afterward, I need to reduce the calories and fat a bit.
Recipe Notes for Flourless Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies:
The recipe calls for [amazon_textlink asin=’B004P4POZ8′ text=’peanut butter powder’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chebecskit-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’829c3165-48a8-11e8-8d36-21735ebf9f98′] instead of traditional peanut butter, but that doesn’t mean you can eat twice as many cookies. Peanut butter powder is made from defatted peanuts; that is, peanuts that have had the fat pressed out, leaving just a powder. Using peanut butter powder reduces the fat and calories, but these cookies are not calorie free by any stretch, my friend. They’re just a lightened up version of a brownie cookie.
In celebration of the nutty food holiday, I added walnuts to my brownie cookies, but the recipe shown below does NOT include them. If you add nuts, the nutritional information shown will not be accurate.
Okay, let’s bake some flourless peanut butter brownie cookies!
Flourless Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies Recipe
Flourless Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup prepared PB2 (Or traditional peanut butter)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/3 cup Erythritol
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-process may be used)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add the peanut butter, Erythritol, baking soda, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Mix everything together very well, then if desired, fold in the walnuts until combined.
- Scoop the dough, about 1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) each, onto prepared baking sheet. Place 6-7 cookies onto each baking sheet, leaving space for spreading. Gently press down on the dough mounds with the back of a spoon to slightly flatten.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy, brownie-like cookies and up to 12 minutes for crispy cookies. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cookies stay fresh when well-covered at room temperature for up to 7 days, and freeze well, up to 3 months.
Want more nutty goodness?! Check out what the rest of the nutty bunch made for Grab Some Nuts Day!
- Nutty Chocolate Chip Brownies by Roxana’s Home Baking
- Salted Caramel Peanut Pie by Hungry Couple
- Dark Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies by Spiced
- Classic Peanut Butter Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cashew and Pistachio Truffles by Culinary Ginger
- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie by Kelli’s Kitchen
- Bourbon Pecan Pie for One by The Spiffy Cookie
- Herb Roasted Cashews by Noshing with the Nolands
What’s YOUR favorite type of nut to add to a cookie?