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Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies with a variety of toppings.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

These are melt-in-your mouth delightful Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies.

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade peanut butter cookies; peanut butter cookies, gluten free peantut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 96 kcal
Author Lois Carter Crawford/Recipe Idea Shop based on Gluten Free Girl's recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (or 1/2 cup white + 1/2 cup brown)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar.

  2. Beat in the egg.

  3. Add the flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Give the dry ingredients a quick stir to mix them before beating them into the sugar mixture.

  4. Beat the dry ingredients mixture into the sugars until thoroughly combined.

  5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet, three across and five down (that is, 15 balls spaced evenly over the baking sheet).

  6. Flatten the cookies with a fork in a crisscross pattern.

    Use a fork to make a crisscross pattern while flattening the cookie.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes until turning just a bit brown, but still somewhat soft. Bake longer if you like them extra crispy.

  8. Remove cookies to a cooling rack and when cool, store in an air-tight container.