Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These days not much makes me happier than finding an allergy friendly way to make an old favorite treat. A friend of mine discovered this recipe in looking for cookies to make that were Kristin-safe. They’ve quickly become a new favorite, I could eat the whole batch by myself no problem. I’ve made them so many times in the last couple months since I’ve had the recipe. I’ve been bringing them everywhere.

I’m not always very good at baking. I do better in the kitchen when I can make it up as I go along and not worry about exact measurements. However, these cookies are so easy that even I can make them.

Start by beating one egg in a mixing bowl.

Beaten egg

Add 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and mix.


Then add to that 1 cup of peanut butter. I like to use Skippy natural because it’s made with only peanuts, palm oil instead of vegetable oil (soy-free), sugar, and salt.

Peanut butter

Form cookie dough into balls and drop onto a cookie sheet.

Dough balls

I like to press them down with a fork to flatten them, then turn the fork and press again to make a criss cross pattern. They taste more peanut-buttery that way!

Fork design

Then bake in a 350 oven for about 8 minutes. Maybe it’s my cookie sheet, but mine take more like 12 minutes to get a little crispy on the outside and stay soft in the center.

Finished cookies

Yum… these are so delicious!

1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg


  • Kristin

    I hope you enjoy your cookies, and I linked this on your blog too!

  • Pamela

    I, too, am thrilled to have this recipe.  And wow…how easy is that?  I’ll have to try the natural peanut butter.  I get the cashew butter at my health food store, but it’s so expensive for baking.

  • Mildred

    Wow! No flour, what a surprise. I’ll have to try these for sure!

  • Kristin

    This peanut butter is slightly more expensive (than store brand), but not too bad at all.

  • Kristin

    I know, it’s surprising!

  • ErinGaines25

    This looks like a yummy and simple recipe!  

  • cindy baldwin

    I actually found this recipe a few months ago and LOVE it! I don’t have food allergies (at least I don’t think I do – that’s a whole nother story!), but these are still some of my favorite PB cookies!

  • Sonja

    I am totally trying this!  It might be a few weeks, though!  Thanks for sharing!

  • Nikki

    Thanks for sharing your post over at Healthy 2day Wednesdays! 

  • Jerni

    So happy right now. 😀