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Peanut Butter Cookies

These crispy peanut butter cookies are made without flour, creating a naturally gluten-free treat. Add Peanut Butter M&Ms to enhance the peanut butter flavor.

Naturally Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free! They don’t have any flour, so you don’t have to substitute gluten-free flour for wheat flour. They are made mainly with peanut butter and sugar, with an egg to bind the dough together. There is no butter to cream with sugar, and you don’t need a mixer to mix the ingredients because you can stir them by hand!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Less Fat in these Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies look like traditional peanut butter cookies with flour and taste similar! They have less fat because they contain no butter! However, I have noticed one difference between these peanut butter cookies and traditional ones: they crumble easier. So hold them over a plate while eating them to keep from dropping crumbs on the floor!

Peanut Butter Cookies

No Need for a Mixer

You can make this recipe without a mixer because there is no butter to beat. When you stir together the sugar and peanut butter, you might think there is no way this dough can be rolled into balls because it will seem too runny. Yet, when you add the rest of the ingredients, the dough stiffens up, just like traditional peanut butter cookie dough with flour and butter.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Roll the Dough into Balls

Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. Each piece should be approximately 1 ounce (30 grams or 1 1/2 inches wide). You can use a scale to make them the same size or eyeball them. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to keep the cookies from sticking. Place eight cookies on a cookie sheet, separating them evenly. Use your hands to roll the 16 pieces of dough into balls. Then flatten the balls with the tines of a fork.

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Use a Silicone Mat for Peanut Butter Cookies

I prefer using a silicone mat for cookie baking because they are reusable, unlike parchment paper. If your silicone mat has printed circles, they make cookie placement easy.

Easy Clean Up

Cookies are easy to remove from silicone mats, and clean-up is easy. To wash the silicone mat after use, leave it on the baking sheet because the pan is a perfect surface to hold the mat for easy washing. The baked cookie residue washes off easily with soap and water. After rinsing the silicon mat, shake it over the sink, and most water droplets will fall off.

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Use the Circles as a Guide to Make Round Cookies

Mats with circles make it easy to make round cookies. Use the printed circles as a guide to help make round cookies the same size. Use a fork to flatten the cookies, staying within the outline.

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Add Peanut Butter M&M’s to Peanut Butter Cookies

It is optional to add Peanut Butter M&M’s. They add color and an extra peanut butter taste to these peanut butter cookies. You can use different colors to match a theme, a special occasion, or a holiday.

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Prevent M&M’s from Cracking

When you place the M&M’s in the oven to bake with the cookies, they usually break from the heat. If you prefer that they stay smooth, do not add them to the cookies before baking. Instead, add them as soon as the cookies come out of the oven while they are still hot and soft. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies
No-flour peanut butter cookies are gluten-free.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets by placing parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on each pan.
  2. Stir together the peanut butter and sugars until combined well.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir until combined.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into 16 balls. The balls should be about 1 1/2 inches (in diameter) or 1 ounce (28-30 grams) each. Divide them between the baking sheets, spreading them out to keep the cookies separated for baking.
  5. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookies. Press 3 peanut butter M&M's into each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes to lightly brown the cookies. Let them cool on the pan.

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