Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dough Balls


I made gluten free dough balls that actually look like dough balls!!

Remember when I made this recipe? Well, my mom wanted to make these cookies over the weekend using a different type of peanut butter, but her cookies turned out dry and just not the same. (We’ve since determined it’s because she used stick margarine instead of softer tub margarine…just FYI.) So, I decided I would revamp the recipe and make dough balls that are not dry and super tasty!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dough Balls


  • 1/2 cup soft tub margarine — I used I can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Lite
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter — I used Peter Pan
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1.5 cups gluten free all-purpose flour — I used Bob’s Red Mill
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips — I used Hershey’s mini-chips

*Don’t need to be gluten free? Omit xanthan gum and replace GF all-purpose flour + brown rice flour with 2 cups regular all-purpose flour.


  1. Combine margarine, peanut butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Use an electric mixer or just work those arm muscles — that’s what I did and it was fine!
  2. Add both flours. Mix and combine very very well — your batter will be very thick.
  3. Combine chocolate chips.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll spoonfuls of batter into balls. Place on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until done.

Makes approximately 30 dough balls.

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Enjoy!! Especially, you Mom!

What’s your type of cookie? Have you made any of the dough ball recipes that have been floating around the blogosphere?


  1. 1

    I say you need to have a stash of these for fitbloggin. πŸ˜€

  2. 3

    I don’t know how I still haven’t tried dough balls- your’s look amazing!

  3. 5

    These look amazing – and when I was reading the recipe, I couldn’t believe how *mostly* good they are for you! I can’t wait to try them!

  4. 7

    I made the famous doughballs around the blogs and found them to be a bit salty and not what I imagined. Could have been my fault, though! No more cookies for me for a while!

  5. 8

    Mmm, did I see gluten free? I will be making these – my first!! :)

  6. 10

    Ummmmmm….if we drive to Fitbloggin together, can you promise to bring some of these for the trip?? :)

  7. 12

    Oh yum, nothing better than a giant cookie, so much more to enjoy and love. This sounds like a fantastic recipe and they look so good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog until this evening called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to come by and link your cookies up.

  8. 13

    Those look yummy. I will have to try making them sometime.

  9. 14

    Those look incredible! Peter Pan PB was my favorite growing up!

    I made Mama Pea’s dough balls and I ate so many in one sitting that I had a sugar coma for two days. Worth it.

  10. 15

    Yum yum yum!! I made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies fairly similar to these yesterday! Only mine have a chocolatey base too:) Every time I make mamapeas cookie dough balls I literally eat the whole pan in one sitting-they are so good!

  11. 16

    oooh I now have a craving for dough balls!

  12. 17

    They look delic! I will have to try this recipe and veganize it :) [also making it fat free]. Thanks!

  13. 19

    I posted about balls today too…Peanut Butter Balls :) These look fantastic!

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