Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Gluten Free Peanut Cookies Recipe
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8 Reviews
These classic peanut butter cookies are gluten-free.
30 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
24 cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
creamy peanut butter
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon
gluten-free vanilla
1 cup
Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/4 teaspoon
gluten-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
 
Sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten balls in criss-cross pattern with fork. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Recipe Tips

- If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate 30-45 minutes or until chilled.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch (do not use potato flour), 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
1g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Delicious and very easy recipe. I also doubled the amount of peanut butter to add more flavour. Light and crispy texture - better than any other recipe I've tried.

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Hi Jean, there are a few things you can do to make a crisper cookie. Have dough at room temperature rather than chilled - the dough will spread more as it bakes producing a cookie that is crisper. Press the dough down on a greased cookie sheet rather than leaving the drop cookie in a ball on the sheet. Bake the cookies 1 to 2 minutes longer than what the recipe states, but the cookies may brown quickly so watch them carefully.

Rating

Very tasty! A local bakery has gluten-free PB which are crispier than these. Any suggestions for variations to this recipe to increase crispness?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Jean, there are a few things you can do to make a crisper cookie. Have dough at room temperature rather than chilled - the dough will spread more as it bakes producing a cookie that is crisper. Press the dough down on a greased cookie sheet rather than leaving the drop cookie in a ball on the sheet. Bake the cookies 1 to 2 minutes longer than what the recipe states, but the cookies may brown quickly so watch them carefully.
Posted August 15, 2014

Rating

These are delish! First time I've tried anything gluten-free. I did double the peanut butter. I also did not have potato starch so I used cornstarch. Not sure if it changed texture but they are fluffy and wonderful.

Rating

Thanks so much!

Rating

I used crunchy peanut butter and increased it to ½ cup They turned out to be the best gluten free I have had and I have tried way too many. Very good, thank you it is hard to find recipes that work and taste good .

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
Thanks so much!
Posted December 12, 2012

Rating

Yummy

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The secert to making these is chilling of the dough, To make peanut butter Blossom cookies rolling into a small ball, size of a walnut, & place 2 chunky choc. chip (or choc kiss) on top an bake, ALWAYS use parchment paper when baking gluten free cookies, makes them so easily to remove. LET COOL about 3 min. then remove. You can't tell the difference between reg. cookies & the gluten free.

Rating

It turned out pretty dry.., ugh! Wouldn't bake it again , I'm sorry.

Rating

Very light and crispy for a peanut butter cookie. Delicious! Just be sure not to over cook. They burn easily. But are quick and easy when you need something fast!

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