Monday, April 20, 2015

Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe & They are Gluten-Free!

Whether you are looking for an easy peanut butter cookie recipe or even better, gluten-free peanut butter cookies, then I have the perfect treat for you! 

Unlike other homemade peanut butter cookies I have tasted, these have LOTS of peanut butter flavor and are very rich.

My grandmother showed me how to make these on a rainy day when I was staying with her for the summer, and year after year I never forgot how to make them. Best of all, they are gluten-free, you only need 3 ingredients (that you probably already have) and, they are oh-so-yummy! Another great gluten-free dessert to add to your recipe box! 

{Just for the record, I didn’t know these were gluten-free cookies nor, were they intentionally created to be gluten-free. It’s just one of her old recipes and now that I am older and know about gluten-free cooking and recipes, I realized that was another added benefit of these delicious little rounds of yumminess!}

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (your favorite brand- crunchy or creamy)
1 cup of sugar
1 egg

{Told you it was easy. That’s how I remembered this recipe for almost 20 years… 1-1-1- peanut butter, sugar and egg.}


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Prepare cookie sheet by lightly greasing, adding parchment paper or using a silicone baking mat. (I prefer silicone baking mats because it’s so much easier. They work great, are easy to clean up and you usually don’t need a baking rack. Simply take the mat with the cookies off the pan and place them on the counter.)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine one egg, one cup of sugar (regular granulated sugar!) and one cup of peanut butter. Mix well. It will require a good mixer or a little elbow grease to get started since the peanut butter and sugar will be kind of pasty. It usually only takes about 30-40 strokes by hand so nothing too tiring, I promise!
  4. After you have your cookie ingredients mixed well, spoon dough onto the cookie sheet or roll into 1 ½ inch balls. Then gently mash with a fork to create a cookie shape. Leave them about ½ inch thick because as they cook they will flatten out a little more, but not much. I like to also turn my fork sideways to create the lovely thatched-look. Since there is no flour in this dough, it will not rise so the size you make now, will be close the size they will be when they come out of the oven…
  5. Place in the oven and cook 7-10 minutes until edges are just starting to turn golden. Yes, I know peanut butter is already a golden brown color but you will see a difference. The time will vary based on your oven along with the size of the cookies.

One batch yields approximately 1 dozen so I usually go ahead and make two batches using 2-2-2. If I don’t, all the cookies will be gone before they completely cool because these yummy peanut butter cookies are a major hit with friends and family. They are easy and inexpensive to make, gluten-free, rich in peanut butter flavor and easy clean up. Who wouldn't love them!

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Will You Be Trying This Recipe?

Well, what do you think? Did you come across this post for a great peanut butter cookies recipe or were you actually looking for a gluten-free cookie recipe and just got lucky that it was peanut butter? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about these awesome cookies! I love feedback!


  1. LOVE peanut butter cookies!! And I love that these are gluten free ... my Aunt recently had to become gluten free because of health issues so I am searching everywhere for her some new recipes! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Amazing that cookies can taste delicious without flour! Thanks for sharing. I pinned! Stopping by from Mommy Monday Blog Hop.

  3. Yumm-O! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  4. These looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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