Cookie Monster is My Hero – Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Cookie Monster is my googly-eyed hero! As a child, I admired his impressive ability to hoover large quantities of cookies, donuts, and even a typewriter or two. Then Sesame Street went all “PC” and made poor Cookie eat veggies (hello, his name is “Cookie Monster” for a reason!).

I will warn you right now, these cookies are ridiculously good. So good that I have successfully eaten three dozen of these fantabulous cookies. By myself. Hidden in the pantry. In an attempt to control my peanut butter cookie binge, I froze a dozen of these beauties. Defrosting requires time to think about over-consumption, right? Um, not if you eat them directly out of the freezer bag. Lately I’ve spent a lot of quality time channeling my inner Cookie Monster.

In the articulate words of Cookie Monster, “om nom nom nom”.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and peanut butter — continue to mix well. Slowly add in white rice flour, millet, and soghum flours. Add in baking soda, baking powder, and xanthan gum. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined. By hand, fold in peanut butter chips. Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 18 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Maureen Stanley was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005. Way back before gluten-free was โ€œmainstreamโ€œ. Maureen created Hold The Gluten blog and podcast in 2008 as a way to connect members of the gluten-free community across the world.


  1. Those looks fabulous! I make a gluten free pb cookie for Jamison with 4 ingredients and he loves them! I may have to try these too!

  2. 3 dozen?! Wow, they must be good! Yum, I love a good PB cookie :), so does the hubby…I might just make him these for Valentine’s Day (as he refuses to eat anything containing gluten, ever since I had to go gf! LOL)

  3. Oh oh…those cookies look GOOD! And I’ve been loving the PB lately too. Would be perfect with some chocolate chips in there too… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I’ve been making peanut butter cookies with chunky peanut butter for so long now that the idea of adding peanut butter chips to peanut butter cookies some how seems like a strange and forgein creature. But WOW what a great idea. And if you could combine peanut butter and peanut butter chips…hmm…mmmmm…

    Your cookies look georgous, as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I too make a 4 ingredient pb cookie, and yes, I do add the dark chocolate chips, for my heart health. These cookies look great though, and I will definitely try them.

    Just figured out the whole no wheat = no excessive poo,puke,rash,hair loss thing recently and have a few q’s.

    Why, oh why must I combine all these different flours to get a decent cookie / cake? Oh, I tried just straight out substituting say rice flour for all-purp and ick. poo. yuck.

    Any really great GF cake recipes? I want to make a cake for val day, but the rest of my family doesn’t want that “funny tasting cake”.

  6. A great cookie you say – without chocolate? Hmmm….Because everything I’ve made of yours has come out wonderful, I will take you at your word. I can’t wait to make these soon (as soon as the Valentine calories have finished distributing themselves:))
    Take care,

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