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Gluten-free Friday: Peanut butter cookies

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Nutty, gluten-free treats

Now that school is back in session, your kids might appreciate a special lunchtime treat or after-school snack -- and maybe you would, too. If you or your family members eat a gluten-free diet, these peanut butter cookies will hit the spot for a sweet treat.

Nutty, gluten-free treats

Personalize these cookies by using your choice of crunchy or smooth peanut butter, or by adding 3/4 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup of chocolate chips to the mix.

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the peanut butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and baking soda to the peanut butter mixture until well combined. Optional: Add pecans or chocolate chips to the mixture.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet, about one inch apart. Use a fork to flatten dough and make a crosshatch pattern.
  5. Bake until the cookies are a light golden color, or about 10 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup and soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While tries to ensure these recipes are gluten free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten free.

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