Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

I've been meaning to share this delicious and wonderfully simple recipe for a long time. But each time I make a batch, I find the cookie jar empty before I got a good picture. I'll confess, it's usually my fingers trolling the bottom of the jar, mouth stuffed when I realize I've eaten the last photo opportunity yet again.

My mother-in-law's boyfriend shared this recipe with me. The recipe calls for peanut butter and eggs. At times, I have used almond butter and flax meal in place of egg. I suspect those with nut allergies could try sunflower butter instead of a nut butter.

I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does.

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg (or 1 T flax meal mixed with 3 T of water. Let sit for 2 minutes before adding to other ingredients)

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine peanut butter, sugar and egg. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down dough ball with fork. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Place cookie sheet on a wire rack. Allow cookies to cool on sheet slightly before removing.


  1. Hey! My friend Jenni gave me this recipe YEARS ago- I can't even remember when, and I've been using it since. It makes great cookies, and when my husband wanted cookies, I gave him the recipe as well.

    I have to come up with something else though, because it turns out he can't handle the sugar. Peanuts, because they are a legume, are off the list as well, so hopefully I can come up with something that uses almond butter and maybe agave syrup. And maybe arrowroot powder. Do you want me to forward it to you if I make something workable?

    In the meantime though, I can vouch that this recipe makes the BEST peanut butter cookies.

  2. Definitely let me know how your experiment turns out. I'm sure it will be delicious.

  3. You might consider "long-time companion" instead of "boyfriend" for those who have reached a certain seniority in life...

  4. I think of boyfriend as an elevated status. Think of Frau Blucher luring the young Dr. Frankenstein to her lair with violins when admitting her relationship with the senior Dr. Frankenstein, "Yes! Yes! Say it! He vas my...BOYFRIEND!"

    Even with such compelling confessions of devotion on behalf of Frau Blucher, I will take into consideration the use of "long-time companion" in future correspondence. Point well made, lordofthebarflies.


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