Gluten Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookies – Made with just a few ingredients, these Peanut Butter Cookies are fudgy, sweet & salty, gluten free and naturally sweetened!
Hello, World!! It’s Friday! Make some noise!!
That was a bit obnoxious, eh? Saying “Hello” to THE world. That’s like saying that the whole world is reading ME…
Aaaand, why isn’t it??
Althooooough, according to Mr. Google’s Analytics, I see 1 girl from Johannesburg and 2 boys from Russia dialing in.
Um. Dialing in? What is this? 1992??
Speaking of 1992. I HATED Peanut Butter back in 1992. It took me like 16.4 years to finally give in. I was more about the Erokrem, known better as Nutella around these parts.
While everyone was carrying around PB&J sammiches in their lunch boxes, I was whippin’ out a Macedonian-style sandwich as big as my head slathered with Erokrem. Best.Lunches.Ever. Thanks, Mom! ♥
Then, a few years later, something happened. Actually, college happened. College was about being forever broke and eating cheap. Cheap, as in scrambled eggs for lunch AND dinner, and Peanut Butter for dessert. The times that I DID have some money laying around (how does money just lay around?), I spent it on partying. Err. I mean notebooks!
You should also know that I learned how to make cookies in college. Cookies on the cheap. A.K.A. Betty Crocker’s Cookie-Mix.
Buuuut, I really WISH I had known about this Gluten-Free-deal way back then. I would have saved my thighs a few rubs and some carbs here and there, know what I mean?
Anyway. Peanut Butter Cookies remind me of College. So… yeah.
Now that I’m a grown-up (ewwwww! I hate admitting that!), and can make cookies from scratch, I try to include Peanut Butter whenever and wherever I can.
Looking through my arsenal, I was inspired to make these cookies after seeing the Samoa Peanut Butter Bars that I made few months back. (Slurrrrp….) Followed up by a few searches, this is what I came up with.
Made with just 3 ingredients, maybe 5, these Peanut Butter Cookies are sweet, salty, gluten free and sugar free. BUT NOT taste-free! That’s what we’re looking for, right? It’s all about the taste, dang it!
With so few ingredients, every step in this recipe is important. YES it is. Cookies are temperaMENTAL. Got that? SO, don’t skip over the chillin’ part and then call me to tell me that the cookies didn’t work out, m’kay?? 😉
Go, have the greatest weekend ever and make them cookies!
Gluten Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter (I use Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- You can also use 3 tablespoons of just honey or just molasses.
- sea salt or table salt , for sprinkling
- In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, egg, honey and molasses; whisk until completely incorporated and smooth.
- Place bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; place in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Remove peanut butter mixture from fridge and baking sheet from freezer.
- Shape peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls.
- Place peanut butter balls on previously prepared baking sheet.
- Slightly flatten each ball with a fork, making a cross pattern on the cookies.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until slightly browned on the bottom.
- Remove from oven; let stand on baking sheet for two minutes.
- Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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26 comments on “Gluten Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookies”
I liked this recipe, happy to have dessert choices that don’t include refined sugar.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂
I just finished making these! The constancy was perfect but a tad too sweet for my taste. I would reduce the sugar!
So glad I found this recipe again! They turn out great for me, live a couple with a cup of coffee. Thanks for a great recipe
I have to admit I don’t normally leave reviews, but I saw this receipt got some low stars so I just had to add my 2 cents.!!!!
I used to bake these cookies ALL the time, and then got away from them, and recently have been on the search for the recipe again as I want to eat healthier (once again!). Luckily i found it. Surprised so many have issues with this recipe. I find this recipe super easy and so delish!!!! if you love peanut butter you will love these little gems.
All natural ingredients, I use natural peanut butter that you would find at your local bulk barn.
mmm they look delicious, what kind of honey do you use?
Hi Mariann! I almost always use organic clover honey. 🙂
I made these as the recipe says. I didn’t like them at all. They were too dense and not that good flavoured. Oh well, it was worth a try. It could be the brand of peanut butter.
Hi! So sorry you didn’t enjoy them! I make them all the time and they turn out great. Not sure what would make them so dense, though. Maybe the PB wasn’t as creamy? Or, maybe it’s just a preference in taste and texture? 🙂 Who knows! In any case, I use Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter almost 99% of the time. 🙂
I used a no-name brand from Walmart. It’s not that great.
yummy these look super cute 🙂
I’ma make these right away. Trivia: money doesn’t just lay around. It LIES around. More trivia: if you use black-strap molasses, which is the third boil, you get the highest concentration of nutrients, including copper. SOME say copper is the missing ingredient in melanocytes that makes your hair turn GRAY! I’m 62 and my wife says I have 20 gray hairs. I get my copper. Thanks for this recipe.
Beautiful peanut butter cookies, Kate! These are very close to my paleo SunButter cookies and I can’t wait to try your recipe with the peanut butter you recommended. I love Smuckers peanut butter, jams and preserves. Thanks for sharing. Yum!
I followed the recipe and it didn’t work! Even after 20 minutes in the refrigerator the dough was a sticky mess! It was simply not possible to form balls or to press a fork into them. The end result were funny shaped one inch cookies that burned on the bottom but didn’t cook all the way through 🙁
Oh No :(( What do you think went wrong?? Do you think maybe the honey was too thin? Or even the peanut butter?
Now that’s a pretty cookie and peanut butter is always a crowd pleaser!
Ohhhh I’m saying Hello to these little bundles of YUM!! I need a batch ASAP
Yes! Cookies like this are so easy to make… and so super delicious!
I love how easy it is to make gluten-free peanut butter cookies! And they come out so well.
Gorgeous cookies, love the honey and molasses in these beauties!
These are gorgeous <3
These cookies look like they just walked out of a bakery. They are perfect and gluten free? My uncle would love these.
I love flourless pb cookies. They are so good and peanut buttery. No pb cookie I’d rather eat!
I love love that you added molasses to these cookies! I could drink molasses with a straw! Pinning!
I’ve made more than my share of flourless PB cookies but never with honey and molasses – love them both! GREAT idea! Pinned!