It doesn’t get much easier than this 4 ingredient recipe for gluten-free peanut butter cookies.
I’m not sure if you’ve realized this, but I’m a little bit of a peanut butter fiend…I mean behind Oreos it’s my biggest craving! (I recently combined those two when I made those peanut butter dirt cake trifles, remember?!) So it’s crazy to me that I hadn’t yet shared this easy gluten free peanut butter cookies here on the blog before now! This is not only one of my favorite fast treats to make, but it’s also my go-to cookie recipe when making for my gluten-free family and friends.
These peanut butter cookies are exactly the recipe you need when you get a crazy peanut butter craving because they only require 4 ingredients. I can almost guarantee you that you already have them all in your kitchen right now! And they cook up in just ten minutes so you can go from hungry to warm cookies in 15 minutes total. If you are gifting these cookies or super concerned about them looking “perfect” I recommend chilling the dough for about an hour and then rolling into balls before putting that classic fork crosshatch impression as they’ll have a little bit better-finished appearance. If its just taste you’re after don’t bother.
Ready? Get your cookie on!
*This post was updated with new pictures and video in October of 2018, originally published in August 2013.
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Easy, delicious gluten free peanut butter cookies!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 18
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine all ingredients.
- Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop 1″ balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
- If desired add the classic peanut butter cookie crosshatch by pressing a fork sprayed with nonstick spray into the top of each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on rack and enjoy!
For “prettier” cookies refrigerate dough for one hour before scooping into balls.
If you’re looking for easy cookie recipes, here are four more you might also like!
- 4 Ingredient Funfetti Cookies
- Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
- Pecan Snowball Cookies