Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (2023)

Sep 15, 2015 / by Laney Schwartz / 45 Comments(updated Jul 24, 2023)

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★★★★★from 9 reviews

A quick and easy gluten free cookie recipe that tastes absolutely incredible and comes together in minutes.

You guys.

Gluten free doesn’t always mean healthy. Gluten free also doesn’t always mean gross. It means exactly what it says. Gluten free! While there’s no gluten, there are many other delicious ingredients that can make even a gluten free cookie A-MAZING!

Theeeeeeeeeese Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are BOMB.COM! Yes, I just said that. And yes, they really are. Just look at that soft, crackly deliciousness. Mouth. Is. Salivating.

Did I mention this is a one bowl gig? I’m into it. You can also make these dairy free by leaving out the chocolate chips. Although, I know there are some chocolate chips that are considered dairy free, so in that case, the more the merrier!

The dough for this recipe is not your typical cookie dough. It’s got more moisture (much better than using the word moist) than you’re probably used to, but don’t let that scare you away. KEEP GOING.

If you’re really nice, bring ’em to a neighbor or a friends house to share.

And if not? I won’t tell.


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (7)

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

★★★★★4.9 from 9 reviews

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Yield: 12 1x
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A quick and easy gluten free cookie recipe that tastes absolutely incredible



  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter ( a natural drippy peanut butter works best)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet (or dark chocolate chips)


  1. In a large mixing bowl add the peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, egg, and vanilla. Blend until well combined. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Cover and put in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet and set aside. Remove cookie dough from the fridge and make golf ball size balls and bake for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

No judgement here.

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  1. D Green

    I used sun butter, Truvia brown sugar & added a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Soooo good!!


    • Laney Schwartz

      Ooooo love those swaps and additions!

  2. Yuri

    Tasty and easy to make.
    Note: when it says “make golf size balls” you really need to roll it into a ball with your hands 😂

    I made the mistake of scooping it up with a cookie scooper and 6 of the cookies came out crumbly (my bad! 🤦🏻‍♀️)

    The last 2 I made correctly by roiling in my hands and they came out great, not falling apart 😊


  3. Sherry Wilson

    I made these for Christmas for the family that is gluten free. But everyone loved them and they were gone by the end of the evening. I made a double batch.


    • Laney Schwartz

      Always smart to make a double batch!

  4. Julie

    Cookies came out fantastic! Used Reese’s pieces candies. Definitely will make again with Christmas M&Ms. Thank you for the recipe!!


    • Laney Schwartz

      Oh how fun! Love that swap!

  5. Tracey

    First time making Gluten free I must say they turn out nice 👍😊


    • Laney Schwartz

      I’m so glad!

  6. Mir

    It’s official! These are the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made, gluten free and all. Thank you so much!


    • Laney Schwartz

      Ahhhhhh thank you!!!!!

  7. Donna

    What is the carbohydrate count in these cookies as my grandson has coeliac disease as well as diabetes. Thank you


    • Laney Schwartz

      Hi Donna! I don’t know the carb count on these but you can easily add it into an online calculator to find out!

  8. Marilyn

    Haven’t tried this yet, but it looks & sounds delish! I’m wondering if this dough could be rolled out flat & cut with cookie cutters? Thank you!


    • Laney Schwartz

      I think the dough is way too soft for cookie cutters

  9. Kathy

    I want to make smaller cookies- how long should I bake?


  10. Mady

    I am writing as they are setting. They look really good. I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I cut up dove dark chocolate. Hope it turns out well. I am not gluten-free, but my cousins are… so I thought it would be fun to make them.


  11. Dalya Rubin

    These cookies look delicious! I just made a similar recipe; I”ll have to try yours next!


  12. Ann

    The cookies are setting as I write this.
    Our Grandson will be here shortly to pick up his graduation gift and now a dozen of your cookies!
    Thank you!
    They are delicious!


  13. Shannon DePalma

    There’s 1 problem with this recipe…..

    I CAN’T STOP MAKING THEM! haha They are the best gluten free cookies I’ve ever made at home.
    I’ve made them 3 times already and even my husband who hates my gluten free stuff, loved them!
    Thank you for ruining my quarantine waistline haha


    • Life is but a Dish

      Hahahaah! It’s a good problem to have!

  14. Isabel

    Hi, how many cookies fo these make? They look so good I can’t wait to try these!


    • Life is but a Dish

      Depends how big you make them. I make them pretty large any they make about 12

  15. Becca

    Ive made this recipe before using no vanilla, and they still turned out amazing! Just in case anyone wanted to make these but didn’t have or or want to use vanilla 🙂 I am gonna try it out with vanilla next I bake a batch just to see what a difference it makes!


  16. Bre

    These are so good! We only had crunchy peanut butter with nuts in it and it worked really well!


    • Life is but a Dish

      Oh that sounds so so good!

  17. Rebecca

    What’s the serving size for people that are counting calories


  18. Jeanann

    I made these again using crunchy unsweetened peanut butter and they are incredible! We don’t need gluten free but why not? My husband said they had a texture of a macaroon. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I used mini chocolate chips too. I had to take them to work otherwise we would have eaten them all! Thank you for this great recipe!


    • Life is but a Dish

      So glad you loved them!

  19. Susie Dehnert

    How many should one recipe make?


  20. randilee

    Thank you !!! We are a family of completely GF cooking, of few who cannot drink cows’ milk, & two who cannot have peanut butter….just made this recipe with cashew butter. So so so so yummy yummy !!!


    • Life is but a Dish

      I’m so happy you liked them!!

  21. Donna

    Just made your cookies and posted them on IG with your #. So yummy. They did not look as good as yours though so I will definitely try again sometime. Thank you so much for the recipes and the fun IG post and the encouragement and the great ideas Keep up the good work !


    • Life is but a Dish

      Yay!! Thank you so much! SO glad you enjoyed them!

    • Life is but a Dish

      Should work!

  22. Lisa

    Do you think a flax egg would work for these? My daughter is vegan.


    • Life is but a Dish

      I think it would!

  23. Clara

    Ive made these several times and they arw a huge hir. I also add nuts and reduce the sugar by almost half and Ive had no troubles. They do flatten out more. Thank you dor a great and super easy recipe.


  24. Sue

    Wow, just made these and they were a big hit with the kids. We are gluten free and having NO flour or butter I was skeptical! You don’t happen to know the sugar content per cookie, I am sure its a lot. Thought of reducing the sugar (we try to reduce refined sugars) but was afraid since its a major part of the recipe it would not work out.


    • Life is but a Dish

      So glad the kids loved them! I don’t know the sugar content, not sure I wanna know! Could definitely try reducing the sugar a bit…Would maybe just change the texture a bit.

    • A carnicelli

      We love this recipe. To reduce the sugar content we replace 1/2 the sugar with LSA or with almond meal and whole Flax seeds. It works really well. Hope that helps.

  25. Jon

    Just wanted to say that we’ve made these enough times to lose count and every time they turn out amazing! Thanks for such an excellent and simple recipe!


    • Life is but a Dish

      This makes me so happy! You’re so welcome, glad you love them!

    • Michael

      I made two batches, one with vanilla, chocolate chip, and butterscotch chip mix. The other batch with maple syrup as a vanilla substitute and mint chocolate chips. Both were awesome. The maple syrup batch had a subtle maple taste which was my wife and kids favorite. Thanks for an easy recipe.

    • Life is but a Dish

      So glad you enjoyed!


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