This simple, fashioned in the classic crosshatch pattern, is packed with peanut butter taste. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies!
With only a few items, a bowl, and a mixing spoon, your entire house will smell beautiful!
This is the ultimate crispy gluten-free PB cookie after much trial and error. They have more peanut butter taste than you’d expect from anything other than a peanut! original purpose of the crosshatch.
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How to make Crispy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Every batch contains about a pound of silky peanut butter!
I particularly appreciate the small crunchy pieces that the crosshatch makes on the top of each gluten-free peanut butter cookie when baking.
Wet the tines of the fork briefly before pressing them into the cookie. Dip the tines in sugar first for added sweetness and a lovely appearance, or simply sprinkle some sugar on top.
What distinguishes gluten-free peanut butter cookies from flourless peanut butter cookies?
Because ordinary flour is the principal gluten-containing component in most cookie recipes, flourless peanut butter cookies are inherently gluten-free. You may use any of my suggested all-purpose gluten-free flour mixes in this recipe.
Flourless peanut butter cookies have a distinct texture from traditional peanut butter cookies. They’re crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside.
These gluten-free peanut butter cookies are crispy and crunchy on the inside and out. These cookies might be softer in the center if you underbake them slightly.
However, the outside of these flour-based cookies will always be crisper than a flourless cookie.’
Is peanut butter free of gluten?
When you combine peanuts (roasted or raw) in a high-speed blender, you’ll get peanut butter.
Natural peanut butter’s major constituents, peanuts, and salt are gluten-free. The majority of possible additions, such as sugars and oil, are inherently gluten-free.
Commercially made peanut butter, on the other hand, can be dangerous on a gluten-free diet if contaminated at any time throughout the production process. So read product labels and get to know your brands.
Some companies, such as Jif, will label their peanut butter (and other goods) as “gluten-free” if they meet the US definition of the term.
Except for those with mix-ins, most Skippy peanut butter is gluten-free.
The safest peanut butter manufacturers, such as Peanut Butter & Co, exclusively make gluten-free kinds, but they are quite pricey.
What exactly is “natural peanut butter,” and can I use it in this recipe?
“Natural peanut butter” refers to two different forms of peanut butter. The first natural type is not permitted here; the second is permitted.
Use natural peanut butter that isn’t runny.
The original type of natural peanut butter is made entirely of peanuts and salt. The majority of the oil separates and settles on top of the jar.
At room temperature, the nut butter in this kind oozes off the spoon. You can’t use that in this context.
Your cookie dough will be incredibly oily if you use the drippy type of natural nut butter. This will result in an extremely crumbly dough, and nothing will look or bake like the dough shown above.
Use peanut butter that does not require stirring.
To make these gluten-free peanut butter cookies, as well as almost any other peanut butter dish on our page, you’ll need “no-stir” peanut butter.
The no-stir nut butter is the second variety of peanut butter, which is also occasionally branded “natural.” It’s frequently combined with shortening and sugar.
When you open a jar of no-stir peanut butter, you might see a little pool of oil on top. However, there will be less separated oil, and the nut butter will be fluffier and creamier as a result.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
This simple gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe, fashioned in the classic crosshatch pattern, is packed with peanut butter taste.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Set aside large rimmed baking sheets lined with unbleached parchment paper.
- Place the peanut butter and diced butter in a small, heavy-bottomed pot or a microwave-safe bowl.
- Stir until melted and smooth in a saucepan over medium-low heat (or in a microwave for about 45 seconds on high) (about 2 minutes).
- Set aside for a few minutes to cool.
- Whisk together the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar in a large mixing basin.
- Whisk in the light brown sugar, smoothing out any lumps as you go.
- Fill a well in the center of the dry ingredients with the melted peanut butter and butter combination.
- To blend, mix everything together.
- Mix in the beaten eggs and vanilla extract until completely combined. The dough for the cookies will be moist and sticky.
- If the cookie dough is too sticky or soft to manage, or if it seems particularly oily, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or less.
- The dough will become crumbly if refrigerated for an extended period of time.
- Pull or scoop out 2 tablespoon-sized pieces of dough at a time.
- Roll each piece of dough between your palms to form a circle.
- Form the ball into a 1/2-inch-thick disc and arrange it 1 1/2-inches apart on the prepared baking pans.
- Wet the tines of a salad fork, then dip them in the optional additional sugar and press them firmly into the tops of each biscuit. (See also the Recipe Notes.)
- Wet the tines once more and press them into the tops of the identical cookies in the other direction to create a crosshatch design.
- Bake the cookies in the center of a preheated oven, one baking sheet at a time.
- Bake till light golden all around for less crispy cookies (about 15 minutes). Bake until the cookies are consistently golden brown all over if you want them to be extremely crispy (about 18 minutes).
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
- Because the cookies will be quite delicate when they first come out of the oven, it is critical to leave them on the baking sheet until they have set. As they cool, they will crisp up.
Serving Size 2 cookies (39.18g)
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 181.6
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 10.4g16%
- Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
- Cholesterol 13.3mg5%
- Sodium 108.9mg5%
- Potassium 108.5mg4%
- Total Carbohydrate 19.8g7%
- Sugars 16.2g
- Protein 4.5g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.