These classic gluten free peanut butter cookies are just like the ones you remember from your childhood! Soft, chewy, and full of peanut flavor, these are like the ones your mom used to make!
Cookies are a total comfort food for me. Maybe they are for you, too?
I definitely remember my mom’s peanut butter cookies growing up…they were so delicious, and she did the crisscross thing on top with the fork, just like I’ve done here. I used to love to help her mix the batter and then roll it into balls – we had lots of fun baking together.
I do have a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe that I love, and I did adapt that one to be egg free as well, but I was missing the sweeter, more tender cookie that you get when you use flour along with peanut butter. So I tried my hand at making classic gluten free peanut butter cookies, and I was soooo happy that they turned out really well! Darryl says they are the best peanut butter cookies he’s ever had.
These gluten free peanut butter cookies are perfect for:
- dunking in a glass of milk
- taking on a picnic
- making for a friend who can’t eat gluten, dairy, or eggs
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Classic Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies.
Tender and chewy, these gluten free peanut butter cookies are a family favorite!
Mix sugar, peanut butter, applesauce, oil and maple syrup in large bowl. Stir in all other ingredients.
Pat the dough into a disk, and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until firm. (This is important! With this gluten free dough, you need the full 2 hours to chill).
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets once. Cool for ten minutes – they will break if you try to move them too soon. (Of course if they break, you have a good excuse to gobble up the broken pieces!) Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
These are really good with a glass of almond milk. Or tea, or hot chocolate. Or plain…you really can’t go wrong here. :)
Anyone else ready for a mid-week cookie break?
This post is part of my series, “31 Days of Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free Comfort Food.”
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