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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups ~ Allergy-Friendly

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This is my new crazy delicious treat called, Peanut Butter Cookie Cups. These cookie cups are naturally gluten, dairy, and egg-free with all the delicious flavor and sweetness we crave, yet healthier with less cholesterol than traditional cookie recipes.

What is the best part of these cookie cups?

  • You get to add a big scoop of ice cream or a non-dairy substitute right in the middle
  • Chocolate syrup can be drizzled over the top like a sundae
  • These tasty cookie cups are super easy to make

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups ~ gluten-free and plant-based


To Make Peanut Butter Cookie Cups You Will Need A Decorative Cookie Mold Pan And These Ingredients:

  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Peanut butter ~ or a substitute nut or seed butter
  • Vanilla
  • Baking soda
  • Oat flour ~ gluten-free if needed
  • Sugar ~ Monk Fruit Sweetener for a low-sugar cookie cup
  • Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips ~ allergy-friendly if needed
  • Milk or a non-dairy substitute
  • Optional mini M&Ms or an allergy-friendly option

Here are a couple of examples of the type of decorated cookie pan that I used; square and round type shapes will work best:

Allergy-Friendly Options You Should Know:

  • Feel free to substitute SunButter or any nut butter that works for your lifestyle and diet.
  • Use any dry sweetener you prefer. I have tried raw organic cane sugar, beet sugar, and Monk Fruit Sweetener. Coconut sugar is also an option.
  • Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips are gluten, dairy, egg, nut, and soy-free but not corn-free.
  • HunnyBon Chocolate Chips are soy, corn, gluten, dairy, and cane sugar-free, sweetened only with coconut sugar.
  • Lilly’s Chocolate Chips are sugar-free, sweetened with stevia and gluten, egg, and some (not all) are dairy-free, but not corn-free.
  • For a dairy-free option instead of Mini M&Ms, try Choco No No’s; they are dairy, peanut, soy, gluten-free, and vegan.
  • Ingredients can change, so please check labels or contact the company if needed.

peanut butter cookie cups, gluten, dairy, and egg-free

To make these fun cookie cups I used the same healthy recipe as my GF Peanut Butter Bars & Bites.

Let’s be honest we love easy, and these cookie cups are a cinch to make; you just press the cookie dough into the shapes and bake. The cookies will naturally create an indention as they are baking, leaving a perfect spot for a scoop of ice cream or a non-dairy substitute.

healthy peanut butter cookie cups

In case you were wondering, these are delicious without ice cream too! Just devour them like you would any other delicious cookie.

Shown here are more examples of cookie mold pans that would work well:



Peanut Butter Cookie Cups ~ Allergy-Friendly

Fun and party-ready cookie cups to fill with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or dairy-free substitute. Freeze them, fill them, and eat them!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, birthdays, cookie dish, cookies, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, party food, peanut butter cookie cups
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 226kcal


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter ~ crunchy is ok too or substitute with another nut butter or SunButter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt omit if needed
  • 5 tbsp oat flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener for sugar-free
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ Lilly's for stevia-sweetened; Enjoy Life for allergy-friendly
  • 1 tbsp milk or non-dairy substitute
  • 3 tbsp mini M&Ms optional


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine applesauce, vanilla extract, and room temperature peanut butter. Mix these ingredients together very well.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until the mixture is smooth; it will look like thick, gooey cookie dough.
  • Press mixture into the decorated cookie mold pan or into a brownie bite type pan.
  • Bake 12 minutes
  • Remove cookie cups from the oven and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes. They will continue to firm up...unless they disappear within the first hour or so.
  • Remove cookie cups from baking pan and freeze.
  • Fill cookie cups with a big scoop of ice cream or a non-dairy substitute and dig in!


  Use this type of baking pan to make cookie cups.  


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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