Pinterest Food Challenge: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

I know, I’ve been a bit on a dessert kick this month- first with the peanut butter chocolate chip fudge and then with the peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies. But you’re going to have to deal with it because I’ve got some more peanut butter for you: 4 ingredient peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that just so happen to also be gluten free. Yum!

pinterest food challenge

We all pin so many ideas and recipes, but let’s take some action people! At least once a month, cook or bake something that you pinned and link it in the comments!

The original recipe is actually from PBS Parents, I’ve made them twice now and with different peanut butters each time. The first time I made the cookies with Skippy brand peanut butter and I LOVED them. The second time I made them with Teddie natural peanut butter and I wasn’t super crazy about them, but Matt loved them. So I guess it’s a preference thing.


  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy (I used smooth both times)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make:

  • Preaheat oven to 350*
  • Mix all the ingredients together, I did this by hand with a fork
  • Scoop in heaping balls onto a greased cookie dish, then use a fork to press down on each ball (so they flatten)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool for at least 5 before moving


So super easy, so super cheap, and a real crowd pleaser!!  I definitely recommend you try them, whether you need to eat gluten free or not.

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Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday CraftsHookin Up With House of Hepworths, and Liz Marie Blog



8 thoughts on “Pinterest Food Challenge: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. These are in my oven right now! Only maybe I added cocoa (and an extra egg, hoping that would compensate for another dry ingredient) because I need chocolate with my peanut butter. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. yeah, in my mind you wrote this for me haha 🙂 can’t wait to try these! I probably will tonight or tomorrow… I wanted to make a GF dessert the other night but all the ones in my GF cookbook were too complicated for the amount of energy I had (read: very little, I mostly just wanted to EAT dessert). yay!

    • yes! one of the reasons i like this recipe is being i generally will always have these ingredients in the house…. so if i want cookies they’re only like 20 minutes from being in my mouth. lol

  3. I know you didn’t write this post for me… but I’m going to pretend that you did. YAY GLUTEN FREE! I’m so excited you shared this. I’m probably going to make these tonight. I can’t have sugar either, but I can substitute it with Truvia, so I’m going to try that out. Mmm! I am really really excited. These look easy AND delicious.

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