“Peanut Butter” Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re paleo, I bet you miss the taste of peanut butter. Since legumes are a no-no on paleo, this “peanut butter” cookie is the next best thing…

I know, I’m kinda on a cookie kick right now. That’s because it’s the holidays and I’ve had a lot of requests for paleo-friendly treats.

And let’s face it, if you’re going to a holiday party, why not bring a treat you can share with others and enjoy yourself too?

Peanut butter has always been a favorite in our house – my boys love it with just about everything.

So I decided to whip up a “peanut butter” chocolate chip cookie – minus the peanut butter. It’s all paleo, gluten and dairy-free except for the chocolate chips. We used the Enjoy Life brand which are soy-free and dairy-free so I give them a pass.

The secret to this one is the sunflower seed butter. I think it tastes the most like peanut butter. You can find it almost anywhere, but feel free to use almond butter instead. I also used ghee in this recipe, but you can sub that out for pasture-raised butter if you prefer.

These “peanut butter” cookies are awesome! The first time I made them they were good, but for the next batch I added a little more sunflower butter which gave them an even more peanut-buttery taste.

I’m pretty sure your little peanuts will be happy to inhale these treasures hot out of the oven!

Make a batch and find out for yourself!

“Peanut Butter” Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

“Peanut Butter” Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of raw honey
  • 3/4 cup of sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tbs of softened ghee
  • 2 tsp of pure vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
  • Servings
  • Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees F
  2. In a medium-size bowl, first mix all the dry ingredients together
  3. In a smaller bowl, next mix all the wet ingredients together
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and combine
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips
  6. Roll cookie dough into 2" balls, and press down with a fork
  7. Note: If the dough feels too sticky, put in refrigerator for a half hour
  8. Bake on cookie sheet with parchment paper about 9 - 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. (Oven cooking times may vary)
  9. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. Do you have the nutritional info for these cookies? Macros? Calories? Thanks

    1. Sorry Jinx – haven’t totaled this one up. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Another excellent recipe Trina. These are the best faux peanut butter Paleo cookies I have made using sunflower seed butter.

    1. Thank you Ashleigh! :) I haven’t made them for a long time! Now you have me craving them again!

  3. Hi, can I use almond butter not sunflower seeds? Thank you

    1. Yes, I used sunflower butter because it tastes so much like peanut butter. Almond butter will be great too! :)

  4. My son is allergic to nuts (all sorts), can I replace this with coconut flour and if so, how much should I use? Thank you

    1. I haven’t made this recipe with coconut flour, so I’m not sure. Sorry.

  5. Joyce Burgei says:

    My grandson is allergic to almonds what could I replace the almond flour with in this recipe?

    1. Joyce, maybe a walnut flour would work. I have had several people tell me this is a good option. It can be found at whole foods and “healthy” grocers. I hope this helps.

  6. Anonymous says:

    These are delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by to say so! :)

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