Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by Jemma on August 23, 2011

in Recipes

Question: Anyone addicted to peanut butter around here?

Answer: I am, boarder line obsessive.

I like it on my oats…

…OIAJ anyone?…

…in and swirled on top of my smoothies as a sauce…

…on top of my cereal to make them more satisfying…

…it’s also great smeared on rice cakes as a snack…

…I also like it in confectionary form too!

The one thing that I have never done with peanut butter is bake with it…until now.

*Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies*

The funny thing is I hadn’t set out to make these gluten free. I was totally out of specialist flour to bake with and just didn’t want to make that trip to the shop. So, out of my shear laziness gluten free cookies were born. :)

Ingredients (gluten free, makes 12 cookies)

  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I used organic crunchy PB)
  • 1/3 cup of golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and the peanut butter together until well combined by hand, using a hand held mixer or a food processor. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips so that they become evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.

On a ready prepared baking tray form 1 tbsp size cookie dough balls placing them about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Flatten them slightly to form disc shapes.

Bake at gas mark 4/350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on you oven. I found that 10 minutes was just enough and the cookies were golden around the edges and soft in the middle. Once cooked set them aside to cool.

Next: stand guard beside the cookie jar with your meanest face to ward off any incoming cookie monsters.

How do you like to eat your PB?

What is you favourite kind of cookie?

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denise,jemma aunty

im gonna try them,they look yummy xx

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Ha! I have never seen you bake anything!!

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Lenna (veganlenna)

Nice recipe, thanks! Although I probably like to eat my PB straight from the jar too much to put it into cookies…well, I´ll try :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I love Pb straight form the jar too. Simple! :)

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Laura Agar Wilson

I like my pb made into a sauce on top of smoothies and oats and oh, well pretty much everything really! I have a bit of a craving for stir fry with soba and pb sauce right now! Cookies look fab :-)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I love PB in stir fries, especially how you told me to do it with smoked tofu. :)

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knittingrunningeating

Oooooh yum!!! I adore peanut butter, I have got so many jars in the cupboard. one of my fave ways is in a stirfry. Mmmmmmmmmm!!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Yum! It works great in a stir fry.

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IHeartVegetables

Hahaha your nut butter collection looks like mine!!! I have sooo many kinds of nut butter. I’d say I’ve got at least 4 kinds of PB & co pb, plus 3 kids of homemade butter, and 2 kinds of organic/raw types at any moment. haha

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I’m so glad that I’m not the only nut butter addict out there :)

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Amanda @ Running with Spoons

No PB for me, but I DO love my AB :D I love it on oats, fruit, rice cakes, chocolate pudding, spoons… any way really. And as for cookies, chocolate chip oatmeal all the way :D

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I haven’t had AB in a while. It tastes amazing! Oatmeal cookies are divine too. :)

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Sarah(everydaysapicnic)

These look delicious!! I love PB in my porridge and atop a banana.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thanks hun! :)

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Maria

I can’t believe you have never baked with pb before! Pb cookies are my all time fave I think :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I know I’m a little slow, but I got there in the end. I have no idea what took me so long. :)

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sarah@onedayiwillseethesun

thanks for the recipe. I prefer almond and cashew butter, however I do like the chocolate chip one from sainsburys:p I like peanut butter on a banana and in oats, in yogurt and urm oatcakes

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I haven’t tried the choc chip Pb in Sainsbury’s yet. It sounds amazing!

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vegan aphrodite

Haha, I love all your jars of PB :D Makes my heart happy! Although I prefere other nutbutters, like almond and cashew :)
hese cookies looks insane! So buttery! Just like cookies should be :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

The cookies are fab and very buttery cos’ of all of the PB :) Yeah my Pb jar collection is growing by the day. It needs it’s own special shelf in my cupboard. :D

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lactosefreelizzie

I love PB straight up or on oats :) Or on bananas of course!!!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Just like me :)

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Tamizn

I am a self confessed peanut butter addict! Any which way is good for me especially straight from the jar : )

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Straight from the jar is simple but the best way to get your PB hit!

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eatinglikeahorse

GF + pb + chocolate = win, in my book… perfect combination! I actually prefer almond and coconut butter and straight out of the jar is always the way :-)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Yep PB straight up is best way always! :)

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Tessa at Amazing Asset

A perfect recipe if you ask me… I like that it’s gluten free too! Good for a few of my friends :) I like almond butter a tad more than PB…both straight from the jar!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thank you! So many of you like it straight form the jar. A straight up shot of PB- I like! :)

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VeganQueenRunnerBean

they look seriously delicious!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thank you!:)

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jenandberries

Oh…my god. The cookies look heavenly. Peanut butter and egg whites rock! A peanut butter cookie is always good ;P

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I totally agree. PB in a cookie is always good! :)

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movesnmunchies

OMG LOVE these cookies! IM DEFS ADDICTED!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thanks! You are not alone with the PB addiction :)

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leashieloo

I’m cracking up at your nut butter collection, I’m actually quite jealous to be honest. And I like to eat my PB every which way! Out of the jar, over oats, on toast, the possibilities are endless!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Haha! It’s pretty crazy but i just cannot help myself! :)

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Jenny

So much pb!! Omg I am in love :D

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Ha! I love this comment! :)

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Rach @ This Italian Family

Yummy!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

They really are! :)

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megan @ whatmegansmaking

Those cookies sound awesome! :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thank you! :)

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Kelsey

only you can make a rice cake look like a decadent dessert!! <3

WOW peanut butter cup cookies!! <3 <3 SWOON!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

That rice cake combo is divine..you have to try it!! :D

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover!

LOVE flour less nut butter cookies! they’re always so rich and flavorful and almost never turn out badly :-) These look delicious.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I was surprised hat they came out so well without any flour in them. I love them! :)

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Kristine @ running on hungry

I LOVE nut butter!! Those cookies look like perfection. Don’t even try Justin’s Maple Almond Butter… You will be beyond addicted!!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Oh no thats on my list of things to try…eeek! :)

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beautyinthebalance

They look amazing!!!!
I think I eat PB every single day, mostly on my breakfast! I love it!
Quick question- where do you get your PB&Co nut butter from? I live in the UK and can’t really afford to make purchases on iHerb at the moment…

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thanks! I got my PB&Co from iHerb, but they stock DCD and the non flavoured varieties in Whole Foods. The stock the crunchy and smooth PB&Co in Tesco too. I hate the fact that we cannot get it so readily over here!

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BrittFit

yes to being OBSESSED with pb…… obviously my favorite cookie is peanut butter :)

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buttonss - Cherie

Peanut butter = MOST AMAZING FOOD EVER!
I love it on top of my oats or stuffed into dates. YUMMM

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yolie @ practising wellness

Those look amazing! :-D I’m a nut butter addict too – i love it on toast with a sliced banana, or smeared onto a banana as a snack. I haven’t got quite as many as you though, lol! :-P Love the picture of the nut butter swirled into a smoothie, it’s so pretty! :-) xyx

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Ffion @ Chocolate and Rapsberiies

I think PB cookies are my favourite kind. Must keep this recipe in mind for when I run out of flour!

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