Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies have the classic chewy, soft texture you love. This easy recipe is the BEST for allergies. Besides being glutenfree it is also dairy free. Using coconut sugar as a sweetener is a healthy – ish substitute.

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

Next to chocolate chip, there is no cookie more classic than the immortal peanut butter cookie.

Its timeless crisscross pattern, the hint of saltiness, the unmistakable crispy, yet chewy texture.

Craving cookies yet?

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Here’s a flourless version that is also free of refined sugars.

No butter, no oil.

It’s a tasty treat you can make for your family without guilt and it’s easy to prepare. The only challenge is not burning them. This cookie dough is one of those where the difference between perfectly cooked and dismally burnt amounts to the time span of about 1 minute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hate that!

So keep your eyes on them and you will be rewarded with a really nice little peanut butter cookie.

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

TIP!

I like to use chunky peanut butter for these cookies to give it some texture with the tiny pieces of peanut.

It’s also good to use a fresh container as it is much easier to mix when the peanut butter is drippy.

measuring cup with drippy, natural peanut butter inside

I use coconut sugar for the sweetener.

I’ve used coconut sugar before in and I find it a really good sub for brown sugar in baked goods.

Mix the peanut butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.

Once your dough is mixed well, roll it into balls onto 2 parchment lined baking sheets. This recipe will make 2 dozen cookies, so the balls should be about 1 inch in size.

cookie dough rolled into balls on parchment lined baking sheets

HOW TO MAKE THE CRISSCROSS PATTERN

Gently press a fork down on the top of each ball and slowly slide it off.

Do this again in the opposite direction to make the crisscross pattern.

a fork pressing into a ball of cookie dough making a crisscross pattern

a fork pressing into a ball of cookie dough making a crisscross pattern

peanut butter cookie with a crisscross pattern on it ready for the oven

Pop them into your preheated oven for 7-9 minutes.

Watch them carefully!

Mine are perfect at 7 minutes but I think my oven runs hot.

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

 

Right out of the oven, give them each a little sprinkle of sea salt.

These are tasty little devils and will not last long. ๐Ÿ™‚

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

 

 

MORE GLUTEN FREE COOKIE RECIPES:

 

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

 

Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter) Cookies

 

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies

 

Fudgy Avocado Cookies

 

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

 

gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

 

Originally posted June 17, 2013. Updated May 23, 2020

 

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gluten free peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Sharon Rhodes
These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies have the classic chewy, soft texture you love. This easy recipe is the BEST for allergies. Besides being glutenfree it is also dairy free. Using coconut sugar as a sweetener is a healthy - ish substitute.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and coconut sugar
  • Add in the egg, vanilla, and baking soda and stir until well combined
  • Roll balls, about 1 inch in size, onto parchment lined baking sheets. You should have 12 balls on each baking sheet
  • Gently make a criss cross pattern on each ball with a fork
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes, rotating the baking sheets at the halfway point
  • Watch them carefully so they don't burn
  • Sprinkle each cookie with a bit of sea salt
  • Allow to the cookies to cool slightly then transfer to a baking rack
  • Store in a sealed container for up to a week

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 72mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.3mg
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    You’re right – next to chocolate chips, the peanut butter cookie is king! They look delicious and so great that these are dairy and gluten-free!

  2. 5 stars
    Ooh, I don’t have coconut sugar but will try it with brown sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks like an easy recipe to make with my 4 year old.

  3. 5 stars
    It’s raining here today and I can practically taste these cookies alongside a cup of hot tea! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    I love these cookies! So simple, and the coconut sugar gives them a delicious hint of caramel that takes them over the top. Thanks for this great recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Love the ingredient list! This is a treat that I can feel good about serving to my kids (and myself ๐Ÿ˜‰).

  6. Love a simple recipe! I was just looking for a peanut butter cookie recipe so this may just be it. Wondering if I were to use regular sugar, do I use the same amount?