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Classic Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies.

Tender and chewy, these gluten free peanut butter cookies are a family favorite!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe, vegan cookie recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 116 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke



  1. Mix sugar, peanut butter, applesauce, oil and maple syrup in large bowl. Stir in all other ingredients. 

  2. 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).

  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with remaining dough.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are for one cookie.

Store cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 5 days.

If you can't use peanut butter, go ahead and use Sunbutter or Wowbutter. If you use Sunbutter, you will need to reduce the amount of baking soda and baking powder by one third.


Nutrition Facts
Classic Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.