Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
These gluten free peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and utterly delicious. They are a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe made with only six ingredients. You won't find a better peanut butter cookie around!
If you love peanut butter desserts, make sure to try our peanut butter banana ice cream, flourless chickpea peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter rice crispy squares.
Gluten free peanut butter cookie
Did you know that you can make peanut butter cookies without using any flour?
Not only can you make flourless peanut butter cookies, they also happen to be the very best version.
A peanut butter cookie needs to be soft and chewy, full of peanut-y flavor, crunchy peanut bits, and sprinkled with chocolate chips. These guys have it all.
For the best flavor, use all-natural SALTED peanut butter. If you only have unsalted peanut butter, make sure to add some salt to the recipe.
Common questions about gluten free peanut butter cookies
We always opt for all-natural, salted peanut butter. Adam's is our favorite brand. (not sponsored)
Yes! This recipe is made without animal ingredients.
This is likely because they are undercooked. Try leaving the next batch in the oven for a few more minutes. And make sure they are cool before digging in. Warm cookies are very delicate.
They will keep well for 3-4 days in a sealed container. (But chances are you'll eat them all long before that!)
Gluten free peanut butter cookie variations
We think this recipe is absolute perfection, but sometimes it's still fun to switch things up. Here are a few ways you can switch it up!
- Raisin cookies: Swap the chocolate chips for raisins.
- Almond cookies: Use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
- Chocolate: Drizzle some melted chocolate over the cooled cookies.
- Sugared: Sprinkle sugar over the top of the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven for a little crunch.
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
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- 1 cup salted natural peanut butter (see notes)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg
- Optional: ⅓ cup EACH: chopped peanuts and chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Use electric beaters to mix them together.1 cup salted natural peanut butter (see notes), ⅓ cup brown sugar, ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- Add the vanilla, baking soda, and egg and beat until the dough comes together. Do not overmix. If using, stir in the peanuts and chocolate chips.2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 large egg, Optional: ⅓ cup EACH: chopped peanuts and chocolate chips
- Use a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) to portion out 18 balls. Divide them between two cookie sheets then press them down gently with your hand.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms just start to brown. Let them cook for 10 minutes on the cook sheets before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Tried it for the first time. My husband loved it
These cookies are so goooooood! I’m obsessed! And they are so easy to make.
Wow. So delicious. I cut the brown sugar in half and subbed monk fruit sweetener for the white sugar and also cut that in half- SO GOOD. Highly recommend!
Great idea with the monk fruit!
Sharing tomorrow for National Chocolate Covered Peanut Day!
Thank you so much, Yum Goggle! I’ll re-share the share tomorrow. 🙂
These look great! I am going to try these. 🙂
These were so good! A little crunchier than regular peanut butter cookies but I actually liked them better that way. Will make them again for sure.
So great to hear!
My dad requested peanut butter cookies for Father’s Day, so I’ll definitely test run these!
I hope he loved them!
I love when people throw chunks of chocolate and nuts into their cookies – makes it so much more worth it. The texture is just so much better. I’ll have to give these a shot!
I totally agree! I almost always add both cause it just makes them so much better 🙂