We’ve been up to our Hideaway most weekends lately. Sometimes before we leave, I whip up a batch of these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter cookies to take with us. They’re very easy to make and a great snack while we’re away from home.
If you can’t eat peanuts, I’m sure that other nut butters would also work fine in this recipe.
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
I made a lot of these peanut butter cookies this spring during my stay with my daughter’s family while she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. My grandson really liked them! I enjoy spending time with him and preparing healthy snacks and meals for the family to enjoy.
This recipe works best when the butter, peanut butter, and eggs are at room temperature. Peanut butter at room temperature? you ask. Yes, I keep my nut butters in the fridge. In fact, I’ve even started keeping whole nuts in the fridge since we’ve had some go rancid. Here’s the deal. The oils in raw nuts will go rancid through time. Refrigeration slows down this process. Natural nut butters, which are simply ground nuts, will go rancid even faster. Those healthy unsaturated oils in nuts that are so good for you will oxidize rather quickly. So, because I purchase nut butters that contain no salt, sugar, or other preservatives, I keep them in the refrigerator.
Don’t be alarmed if your natural nut butter has settled out with oil on the surface. That’s a perfectly natural process. You just need to stir it up before using it. Don’t pour it off, or your nut butter will be dry. Bringing it to room temperature will make it easier to stir and work with.
I had planned to just give you a simple recipe for basic peanut butter cookies that are gluten-free. Then Charlie suggested dipping them in chocolate! So, you can choose to either stop with plain peanut butter cookies or dip the cooled cookies into melted chocolate. I did some each way.
I hope that you’ll find these cookies as easy to make and popular with the family as I do! If you’d like to try another classic cookie that’s gluten-free, you might like our Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.