Gluten-free Peanut-Butter Cookies

October 26, 2010

I lifted this recipe from a National Peanut Board ad in a magazine.  It just happens to be gluten-free.  I dare you to taste a difference between these cookies and traditional P.B. cookies.

Triple Peanut-Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup all-natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky)

2 large eggs

1 cup low-fat peanut flour

1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts

1 t baking soda

1 t pure vanilla extract

1/8 t salt

In a medium bowl, beat together brown sugar and peanut butter with a wooden spoon.  Beat in 1 egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Mix in peanut four, peanuts, baking soda, vanilla and salt.

Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.  Place balls 2 inches apart on a cookie or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Use a fork to make criss-cross marks and to flatten to about 1/2 inch thickness.  Bake 10 minutes or until cookies are just set.  Cool completely (cookies will firm up as they cool).

Optional add-ins – if desired, stir in 1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, and/or golden raisins or dried cranberries into the dough.  (you had me at chocolate chips).


#1 – I used crunchy natural peanut butter and left out the addition of 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts.

#2 – I get my peanut flour at Trader Joe’s.  I think it’s $3.99 and a little goes a long way.  This is actually the first recipe I’ve made with it.  I usually just add a little water to make a ‘peanut paste’ and eat it like regular peanut butter.  A great source of protein without all of the fat of peanut butter.

#3 – I bake on parchment paper… but you can use a Silpat or spray a little non-stick spray on your cookie sheet (if you don’t mind  doing dishes! 😉

#4 – Do yourself a favor, when you’re making your criss-cross shapes and flattening your cookies, run your fork under some water so the cookies don’t stick to it.


2 Responses to “Gluten-free Peanut-Butter Cookies”

  1. I could not tell the difference from these cookies and normal PB cookies! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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