Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}

I came home for the holiday weekend on Wednesday night last week. Normally I cook more for the holidays but by the time I arrived most of Thanksgiving dinner had already been planned. I decided to contribute some ad hoc cookies because, well, when are extra cookies ever a bad thing?

I’m usually a purist when it comes to peanut butter cookies using this recipe. However I wanted to try one with flour and butter for a different texture to mix things up. The added ingredients make a cookie that chewy rather than crispy and slightly richer. On top I added a chocolate drizzle for the chocolate lovers in my family(but mostly for myself).

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free} Yield

Mixed some chopped peanuts or chocolate chips into the batter before baking these for an extra crunch.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 14 cookies):

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips(optional)

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free} Drizzle


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl mix together the sugar, flour, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, melt together the butter and peanut butter and mix.
  4. Pour the melted butter and peanut butter into the flour mixture and mix it together.
  5. Beat in the egg until all of the ingredients form a dough.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2-3 inches apart on a greased cookie tray.
  7. Bake for 16-18 minutes until the outside is firm to the touch.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before moving.
  9. Melt down the chocolate chips and drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the cookies.

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5 Responses to Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free}
  1. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    November 26, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Next time you should make pb filled in pb cookies. I promise you’ll love them. SO.So.Tasty.

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  5. Sandy
    July 25, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Made these. So delicious.