Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

2014-07-23
  • Yield : 3 dozen
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 8m
  • Ready In : 20m

These peanut butter cookies cook up a little crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, the way all good peanut butter cookies should be.  And they will also make your gluten-free friends smile.  With only 6 ingredients, these treats are easy to make and in the oven in around 10 minutes.

One suggestion would be to use all-natural peanut butter.  If you use Jif or Skippy, you’re adding a bunch of sugar and oil and whatnot to the recipe and it kind of screws it up.  But who knows, maybe you’ll like that way.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350.

Step 2

Put the peanut butter in a bowl (and mix if it has separated from the oil). Add the sugar and beat.

Step 3

Add the applesauce and beat.

Step 4

Add the other three ingredients and beat.

Step 5

Roll into 1" balls and put on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Allow 2" between the dough for it the bake out.

Step 6

With a fork slightly flatten the cookies, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to slightly cool before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve cooled.

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Jackie on July 27, 2014

    How can you form the dough into balls? I am currently trying to make these cookies and my batter is too soft to form and hold any shape…

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  2. posted by kathryn newberry on February 2, 2015

    Used nut free soy butter instead of peanut butter so I can send em to school with my kids. Also used a mashed banana instead of apple sauce cuz any time banana meets peanut butter its good. Turned out perfectly.

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