Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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You only need 3 simple ingredients to make the most amazing Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with crisp edges and a soft center.

Homemade gluten free peanut butter cookies on a red placemat with milk

Just because you’re on a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a classic peanut butter cookie. My Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies are not only gluten free, but they’re totally grain free and dairy free too.

These flourless cookies have amazing peanut butter flavor since there’s no flour. So they’re the perfect dessert for peanut butter lovers.

There’s a good chance your whole family will love this simple recipe and ask you to make more after trying it for the first time!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Silicone spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • Wire cooling rack

By the Numbers: How to Make Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the best flourless peanut butter cookies that are naturally gluten free.

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 350˚ F.

Place 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of white sugar and 1 large egg in a large mixing bowl and mix until everything is well combined and the batter is smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula to make sure all ingredients are evenly incorporated into your peanut butter mixture.

To make the process faster, you could also use a stand mixer or food processor to combine the ingredients.

Gluten free peanut butter cookie batter in a stainless steel mixing bowl.

Roll your peanut butter cookie dough into 1 ½ inch smooth balls, then place them on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Gluten free peanut butter cookie batter balls on a baking sheet.

Step 4: Make Crisscross Pattern

Take the back of a fork and press it into the top of the cookies once in each direction to flatten them and make a crisscross design on each of the cookies.

Peanut butter cookies pressed onto a cookie sheet

Step 5: Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they’re set and golden brown around the edges. Remove the pan from the oven then allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the sheet pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool to room temperature. Serve with a cup of homemade almond milk or your favorite milk.

Close up of homemade gluten free peanut butter cookies on red tablecloth.

Tips for Making the Best Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Answers to all of your questions about making delicious gluten free peanut butter cookies, including tips and substitution ideas.

Substitutions and variations

  • Add ½ cup of chocolate chips for gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
  • Try different nut butters in place of peanut butter like almond butter or cashew butter
  • Use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter for more texture
  • Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract for a richer flavor
  • Use light brown sugar instead of white sugar
  • For a vegan option, substitute a flax egg (or chia egg) for the whole egg

Best peanut butter

You can use any type of peanut butter to make this easy gluten free PB cookie recipe. I personally like to use natural peanut butter, but you can use any type you have on hand.

Storage tips

Store the leftovers in an airtight container. If left on the counter at room temperature, they’ll last for about 3-4 days. They’ll last for about a week in the fridge, or you can freeze them for up to 2 months.

If you liked these GF cookies, try some other these other gluten free cookies:

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This easy recipe will show you how to make amazing gluten-free peanut butter cookies with only 3 main ingredients.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Recipe Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Silicone spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper, or aluminum foil
  • Wire cooling rack

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Place the peanut butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl and mix until the batter is smooth.
    Gluten free peanut butter cookie batter in a stainless steel mixing bowl.
  • Roll your cookie dough into 1 ½-inch balls, then place them on a prepared cookie sheet.
    Gluten free peanut butter cookie batter balls on a baking sheet.
  • Press the tines of a fork into the cookie balls once in each direction to make a crisscross design and flatten each of the cookies.
    Peanut butter cookies pressed onto a cookie sheet
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the pan then transfer them to a wire rack to cool to room temperature. Serve with a cup of your favorite milk.
    Close up of homemade gluten free peanut butter cookies on red tablecloth.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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