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Simple Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated on February 23, 2015

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

5 stars from 4 ratings of Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is a treat you will love and can give yourself while being on a gluten-free diet. Because, this recipe contains no flour, the true taste of the peanut butter comes through with a strong nutty taste. These flourless cookies are amazingly simple and so yummy you will never know they are gluten-free.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 20 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 cup sugar, white or brown
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, (optional)
  • coarse sea salt, sprinkle (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until well combined and batter is blended evenly.
  3. Use a tablespoon to portion batter onto a greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart.Flatten the mounds with the tines of a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies. Sprinkle coarse salt on top of the cookies.

Variation Ideas

  • 1/3 chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • substitute sugar with honey

Nutritional Facts for Peanut Butter Cookies

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 100
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 8 mg3%
Sodium 105 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      MsSteal 3 years ago

      I love making this recipe with the chocolate chips.

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      titi6601 4 years ago

      MsDora, who says eating gluten free can be boring? This is a yummy treat you can have without the guilt.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'm gluten intolerant. This flourless recipe is interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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      titi6601 4 years ago

      BlossomSB, I fell in love with them. I hope you like them too. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      This looks like a great recipe and simple, so thank you. I'll print it off and try it.