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3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies. They couldn’t be easier to make and are scrumptious with the addition of a little chocolate ganache to sandwich them together.

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3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe came as a bit of a surprise to me and honestly I was quite skeptical about it. Wilma from South Africa sent it to me over at Rock Recipes Facebook Page and with only 3 ingredients and no flour.

I had a hard time imagining anything resembling a cookie would come from the recipe.

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies on a teal coloured plate

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Now, my favourite version from childhood will always be Aunt Aggie’s Peanut Butter Cookies. But with so many people having to or choosing to go gluten free in their diets I decided to give it a try.

The cookies turned out denser and richer than a regular cookie but still quite delicious. I found that by adjusting the baking time you could make them softer or crisper.

I varied the baking time from 8-12 minutes and they were good both ways so just bake a couple as a first batch if you want to experiment with making them the way you prefer.

Close up, full frame photo of swirls of creamy peanut butter.

You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter in this recipe.

Wilma also asked how I would improve this recipe. Well, when it comes to peanut butter, the mind naturally thinks of chocolate.

So, a little soft chocolate ganache used to sandwich them together makes for a very enjoyable cookie indeed.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips for the ganache filling but you can use semisweet as well.

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Originally published June 2013. Updated May 2020.

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3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies shown with chocolate filling on a white plate
Yield: 12 cookie sandwiches

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies - They couldn't be easier to make and are scrumptious with the addition of a little chocolate ganache to sandwich them together.

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • One large egg

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, (gluten free)

Instructions

For the cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat all three ingredients together, then roll into about 1½ inch balls.
  3. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Press the dough balls down with a fork and bake for about 8-10 minutes. (See notes above.)
  4. Cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Sandwich together with chocolate ganache if desired.

For the Chocolate Ganache

  1. Melt together in a double boiler (I just use a glass bowl over simmering water)
  2. Match up the cookies that are closest in size and then sandwich them together with a rounded teaspoon of the chocolate ganache.

Notes

I found that by adjusting the baking time you could make them softer or crisper. I varied the baking time from 8-12 minutes and they were good both ways so just bake a couple as a first batch if you want to experiment with making them the way you prefer.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 cookie sandwich

Amount Per Serving Calories 290Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 22mgSodium 113mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Glynn

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Would love to find a gluten free homemade bread recipe plus anything else would be great.

Pat Lindeman Mickel

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

My mother was a special ed teacher in the late 60's. She used this recipe for her students to make. I have been making them for over 50 years. Now I make them with my great grandsons. Everyone loves them.

Trish

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

If you only put 1/2 cup of sugar they don’t spread as much.

Danielle

Friday 9th of November 2018

For the ganache do you just use semi sweet chocolate chips and whipping cream? and what are your ratios? Thanks

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 20th of December 2018

I prefer dark chocolate. 4:1 ratio.

Christine

Thursday 8th of November 2018

For the ranch it says melt together.... Melt together what and how much?!!??

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