Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Five little peanut butter cookies waiting to be eaten.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies
Image by Sarah B.

Not sure if you have all of the right ingredients? No problem!  There are only four ingredients, and you probably already have them in your cupboard! 

Throw-Together Peanut Butter Cookies - Gluten Free!

A few nights ago, we had company.  We took our guests to dinner, and we all returned to our apartment to chat and catch up.  We had been satisfied with dinner at the restaurant, so we had not ordered dessert.  Once we got settled into our conversation, however, we were all craving something sweet.

I checked the cupboards, and they were bare of anything I could think to make, but my guest came to my rescue. Together we threw together some peanut butter cookies – gluten free!

I have seen other gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipes online, but these are slightly different.  Because of how easy they are, they are also perfect for a pinch or when you need to pinch a penny!

Ingredients for Throw-Together Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup salted peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Mixing Instructions

  1. Set aside ½ cup granulated sugar.
  2. Using a stiff spatula or spoon, mix the peanut butter with the egg.
  3. Whisk the 1 cup sugar and baking powder together.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients (sugar and baking powder mix) into the peanut butter and egg.
  5. Sprinkle the ½ cup sugar onto a small, flat plate.
  6. Take a moment to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll about a tablespoon of your peanut butter mixture into the sugar on your flat plate.
  8. Place the sugar-coated drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet

Baking the Cookies

  • When your oven is preheated, bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let stand until stiff.
  • Don’t forget to turn off the oven.


  • Approximate Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Approximate Bake and Cool Time: 20 minutes
  • Approximate Time Until Completely Eaten by Four Adults Who Know Better: 20 minutes

Enjoy these cookies!  Hopefully, you have what you need in your cupboard.  Give them a shot, and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Copyright Amy Lynn Hess. Contact the author to obtain permission for republication.

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