These easy peanut butter cookies are so tasty and delicious you won’t believe they are only 3 ingredients AND gluten-free. Too good to be true? Nope. It’s true. Try them for yourself!
I ate gluten free for 4 years.
See, there was a period of time where we thought I had a gluten intolerance (we now know it was a dysfunctional thyroid). But, during that time, I joined the masses and went gluten-free.
I would like to say it was difficult. And I suppose it was at times, particularly when craving a donut or sandwich.
But let’s be honest. If a person is going to be gluten-free…now is the time. The number of gluten-free friendly foods, companies, restaurants, even schools is astounding! You can walk into practically any food establishment and expect that they’ll be able to accommodate you in some way.
It reminds me of when the lactose-intolerance came about.
Anyways, I’m rambling. During those years without gluten, these gluten-free peanut butter cookies were superheroes for me. And I’m hoping they might do the same for you.
I wasn’t a fan of subbing for gluten. I know you can use rice flours and oat flours and all sorts of other products that are all over the place now, but I just chose to eat differently. If a food wasn’t naturally gluten-free, it just didn’t belong in my diet. And so, baked goods were few and far between. But these little easy peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free. That makes my heart sing! They are so easy my then-9-year-old would make a batch “all by himself”. To this day he claims them as “his” peanut butter cookies.
“Levi, can you make me some of YOUR cookies, please,” I say.
Excitedly… “yes!” he says.
It’s a wise mother that gives her kids ownership in cookies. Wise indeed.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten-free)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
Mix well together. Form into one inch balls and flatten with the bottom of a cup, dipped in sugar. Or flatten with a fork, dipped in sugar.
Bake for 7-9 minutes at 375 degrees.
- chocolate chips
- press a mini peanut butter cup on the top.
- roll in chopped nuts prior to baking. yum!
- mini m&m’s
- chopped pretzels
- chopped peanuts (or use crunchy peanut butter)
- quick oats ( try only 1/4 cup the first time )
We have another great gluten-free recipe…our Oatmeal Crust Honey Cheesecake is amazing!! Give that a try!
Be sure to let us know what you think of these gluten-free peanut butter cookies in the comments!