why you’ll love this recipe
These gluten free peanut butter cookies are soft, gooey and chewy! These gluten free cookies are loaded peanut butter and chocolate based with dark chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and topped off with a pinch of sea salt.
Hands down, these are the absolutely best and easiest peanut butter cookies! They take 5 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to bake and are a quick, one bowl recipe. You do not need to chill the dough before baking. You do not need to melt any butter, or fold in any butter… Literally these cookies are thrown together in one bowl and you’re all set.
ingredients & substitutions
For this gluten free peanut butter cookies recipe, buy organic peanut butter that is just ground peanuts and salt. I specifically look for peanut butter that does not contain oil, although sometimes if i can’t find that I use natural Jif.
Any peanut butter will work for these peanut butter chocolate covered pretzels.
Here is a healthy peanut butter option (Organic, All Natural, Vegan, Gluten-free, Creamy, Dry-Roasted, No added salt, No added sugar, No palm oil):
This peanut butter cookies recipe uses brown sugar to sweeten it. You can use a brown sugar substitute to keep the flavor and texture the same. Another option is to use a white granular sugar free or coconut sugar. Keep in mind, this substitute it may change the texture/taste slightly.
You can use eggs or vegan egg substitutes here!
The cocoa powder is used to add the chocolate flavor to the gluten free peanut butter cookies without any extra oil or butter or fat!
Gluten free flour
For this recipe I used a 1:1 gluten free flour blend. Cup 4 cup and bob’s red mill both offer 1:1 substitutes that you can use in place of wheat flour without changing the amount. This recipe works with wheat flour too but to keep it gluten free use the 1:1 gluten free flour blent! I have not tried this recipe with oat flour, coconut flour, almond flour or any other nut flour.
Chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips) and butterscotch chips
I like to use dark chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips for these gluten free cookies but feel free to choose from chocolate chips, semi sweet chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, etc.
taste & texture
The flavors of these gluten free peanut butter cookies are peanut butter based with a hint of cocoa powder without being too sweet. The sea salt on top creates the perfect sweet and salty balance. The gluten free cookies are topped off with dark chocolate chunks and sweet butterscotch chips.
The texture of these peanut butter cookies is absolutely perfect. Remember the soft and chewy chips ahoy cookies? Well these gluten free cookies are the elevated adult version.
They are soft and if you eat them right out of the oven the chocolate is warm and gooey.
First, add all the dry ingredients to one bowl. Mix together.
Add all the wet ingredients to another bowl. Mix together.
Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients to form the dough. Mix in the chocolate chunks or chocoalte chips and the butterscotch chips. Form a ball and press down in the center. These gluten free peanut butter cookies don’t rise or change shape so make sure to form all the cookies into the final shape you want.
Next, bake the gluten free peanut butter cookies on 350 for 10 minutes. Let cook for 10 minutes before serving.
how to make this vegan
Make sure to substitute the eggs with vegan eggs to make this gluten free peanut butter cookies recipe vegan friendly! Use vegan chocolate chips!
how to serve & store
You can store these gluten free peanut butter cookies for up to 3 days in an air tight container.
You can freeze these gluten free peanut butter cookies in an air tight container for up to 3 months.
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Chips
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp gluten free flour
- Add all the dry ingredients to one bowl. Mix together.
- Add all the wet ingredients to another bowl. Mix together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients to form the dough. Mix in the chocolate chunks or chocoalte chips and the butterscotch chips. Form a ball and press down in the center. These gluten free peanut butter cookies don’t rise or change shape so make sure to form all the cookies into the final shape you want.
- Bake the gluten free peanut butter cookies on 350 for 10 minutes. Let cook for 10 minutes before serving.