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 August 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM

im gonna try them,they look yummy xx

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Ha! I have never seen you bake anything!!

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Lenna (veganlenna) August 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:52 PM

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

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Laura Agar Wilson August 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:53 PM

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

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knittingrunningeating August 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Yum! It works great in a stir fry.

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IHeartVegetables August 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

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

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Amanda @ Running with Spoons August 23, 2011 at 8:34 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM

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

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Sarah(everydaysapicnic) August 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM

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

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Thanks hun! :)

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Maria August 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:56 PM

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 August 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:57 PM

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

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vegan aphrodite August 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM

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 August 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM

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

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Just like me :)

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Tamizn August 23, 2011 at 10:10 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM

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

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eatinglikeahorse August 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Yep PB straight up is best way always! :)

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Tessa at Amazing Asset August 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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 August 23, 2011 at 11:24 PM

they look seriously delicious!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Thank you!:)

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jenandberries August 23, 2011 at 11:37 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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

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movesnmunchies August 24, 2011 at 12:20 AM

OMG LOVE these cookies! IM DEFS ADDICTED!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 2:01 PM

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

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leashieloo August 24, 2011 at 1:39 AM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM

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

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Jenny August 24, 2011 at 2:48 AM

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

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Ha! I love this comment! :)

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Rach @ This Italian Family August 24, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Yummy!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

They really are! :)

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megan @ whatmegansmaking August 24, 2011 at 3:12 AM

Those cookies sound awesome! :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Thank you! :)

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Kelsey August 24, 2011 at 3:57 AM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:03 PM

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

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! August 24, 2011 at 4:29 AM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

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

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beautyinthebalance August 24, 2011 at 2:03 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:05 PM

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 August 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM

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

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buttonss - Cherie August 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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 August 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM

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 August 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM

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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