Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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Indulge your sweet tooth guilt-free with our delectable Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies! If you’ve been craving a heavenly combination of rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and a soft, chewy texture, then look no further. This easy-to-follow recipe delivers delightful cookies that are not only gluten-free but also irresistibly delicious for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to savor the ultimate blend of flavors in every mouthwatering bite!

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Ingredients You’ll Need:

Butter: Provides richness and flavor to the cookies while contributing to their tender texture.

Granulated Sugar: Adds sweetness and helps create a light and airy texture by incorporating air during creaming with butter.

Brown Sugar: Enhances moisture and gives the cookies a soft and chewy texture due to its higher moisture content and the presence of molasses.

Peanut Butter: Introduces a nutty flavor and contributes to the cookies’ moistness and tenderness.

Vanilla: Enhances the overall flavor profile and complements the sweetness of the cookies.

Eggs: Act as a binding agent, providing structure and stability to the cookies while also adding moisture.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: Replaces traditional wheat flour to make the cookies safe for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

Salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.

Baking Soda: Acts as a leavening agent, causing the cookies to rise and become fluffy during baking.

Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips: Add bursts of rich chocolate flavor and delightful texture to the cookies.

Mini Peanut Butter Cups: Introduce extra bursts of peanut butter flavor and create a delightful surprise in each cookie.

Combined, these ingredients create a DELICIOUS batch of gluten-free chocolate chip peanut butter cookies that are sure to be a hit with everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Tips for making Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies:

Use a reputable gluten-free flour blend: Opt for a high-quality gluten-free flour blend that’s specifically designed for baking. Such blends usually contain a mix of various flours to mimic the properties of wheat flour, resulting in better texture and taste. I’ve really loved getting to use the King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten Free Flour Blend and highly recommend it!

Check the peanut butter: Make sure to use smooth and creamy peanut butter without any added nuts.

Measure ingredients accurately: Gluten-free baking is sensitive to ingredient proportions, so precise measuring is crucial. Use measuring cups and spoons to ensure you add the right amounts of each ingredient, or better yet use a scale for precise measurements. I LOVE using this kitchen scale for all of my baking!

Monitor baking time: Keep a close eye on the cookies while baking. Gluten-free cookies may have a shorter baking time than traditional cookies. They can go from perfectly baked to overdone quickly, so aim for a slightly golden edge and soft center.

Don’t overmix the dough: Mix the cookie dough just until all the ingredients are combined. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies.

Use parchment paper or silicone baking mats: Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats to prevent the cookies from sticking and ensure even baking.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This will help them firm up slightly without becoming too hard.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it better to bake with melted or softened butter?

 The choice between melted and softened butter depends on the desired texture and outcome of your cookies.

1. Melted Butter: Using melted butter in cookie recipes will result in cookies that spread more during baking. The melted butter will distribute more evenly throughout the dough, leading to flatter and crisper cookies. Sometimes melted butter is the desired option for some recipes.

2. Softened Butter: Softened butter, usually at room temperature, is creamed together with the sugars during the mixing process. Creaming incorporates air into the dough, leading to a lighter and more tender texture. Cookies made with softened butter tend to be thicker and chewier. This is ideal for recipes like chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies.

In general, if you prefer softer and chewier cookies, opt for softened butter. If you prefer thin and crisp cookies, melted butter may be a better choice. But for this recipe, softened butter is the best option!

How do you store gluten free cookies?

The best way to store gluten free cookies is to first let the cookies cool completely. Once the cookies are cool, store them in an airtight container like a Tupperware container or a Ziploc bag. If storing in a Tupperware container with multiple layers of cookies, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together. Finally, store the container or bag of cookies in a cool dry place. By properly storing your gluten free cookies, they will stay delicious and fresh for several days or even weeks!

How do you keep gluten free cookies from falling apart?

The main way to keep gluten-free cookies from falling apart is to use the right gluten-free flour blend. Choose a high-quality gluten-free flour blend that is specifically designed for baking cookies. These blends often contain a mix of alternative flours that mimic the properties of wheat flour, providing better structure and texture to the cookies. Additionally, some gluten-free flour blends may already include xanthan gum or guar gum, which act as binders and help improve the elasticity of the dough, further reducing the risk of crumbly cookies. It’s important that whatever gluten free flour blend you choose to use, make sure it has xanthan gum. This is the main ingredient that will help keep your cookies from falling apart. By using a suitable gluten-free flour blend, you can significantly enhance the texture and cohesiveness of your gluten-free cookies.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Satisfy your cravings with these irresistible Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Enjoy the perfect fusion of rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and a soft, chewy texture—all guilt-free. Delight in this easy-to-follow recipe that promises deliciousness in every bite. Indulge in a heavenly treat that's both gluten-free and full of flavor!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course cookies, Dessert

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer / Paddle Attachment
  • Rubber Spatulas
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 228g) Butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (174g) Granulate Sugar
  • 3/4 cup. (160g) Brown Sugar light
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. (5g) Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbsp. (91g) Peanut Butter creamy
  • 2 1/2 cup (336g) Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. (10g) Salt
  • 2 tsp. (12g) Baking Soda
  • 1 cup (175g) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 12 oz. Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups found at Trader Joes or nuts.com
  • Sea Salt Flakes (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl.
  • Cream the softened butter and sugars together on medium speed (speed 4 for a Kitchen Aid) for 2-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the peanut butter. Mix on a medium speed until combined.
  • Next, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add one egg at a time mixing until fully combined and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each egg. Then add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, measure the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix on a low speed until the flour is almost completely mixed in.
  • Finally, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini peanut butter cups. Continue mixing on low until the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups are evenly distributed. Be careful NOT to overmix!
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough and place 1 inch apart from each other on the parchment lined cookie sheets. If desired, sprinkle sea salt flakes on top of the cookie dough balls before baking to create a sweet and salty flavor.
  • Place the trays in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to slightly cool and enjoy!
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies, Gluten free, peanut butter
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are the BEST cookies I’ve ever made! For some reason homemade cookie recipes have always been a little complicated for me, but this recipe was easy to follow and took me no time at all to make! I made them two days in a row, one with regular flour and the next day with gluten free flour. Both recipes were a hit with my friends and family! My new go-to cookie recipe! 😍

  2. 5 stars
    Baked these beauties a couple of weeks ago and by far the best gluten free cookie I have ever made! Everyone enjoyed these as much if not more than the regular chocolate chip cookies I made.

    1. Hey Chris! Thank yo so much for making my recipe and leaving a review, I really appreciate it! I’m so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed these as much as regular cookies! That makes my heart SO HAPPY!! Happy Baking!

  3. 5 stars
    My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! The instructions were easy to follow (and I rarely bake). The cookies are light, fluffy, and soft, while still maintaining their shape; packed with flavor too. This will be my go-to recipe for parties and events!

    1. Hey Jasmine! WOW!! I’m so happy to hear that this is your favorite cookie recipe! Thank you so much for making this recipe and leaving such a kind review 🙂
      Happy Baking, Friend!

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