Soft Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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Soft gluten-free peanut butter cookies studded with white chocolate chips. Sweet, and cakey and loaded with peanut butter flavor.

Gluten-Free Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips #glutenfree

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE cookies. I’m also pretty good at making them, though that opinion may be a little biased. I have spent the entire last year buried in cookies. Over the course of just a few months I developed and tested more than 50 recipes for different cookies (and brownies and bars) for my cookbook, The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide which has finally come out!

Saying that I’m excited is a bit of an understatement.

Gluten-Free Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips #glutenfree

I feel like gluten-free cookies have consumed my life, but they’ve helped me to get through some of the hardest times of my life. When I lost my baby last fall I dove head first into developing recipes, and it really helped me to cope. What better way to distract/comfort yourself than by baking and eating dozens and dozens of cookies?! It didn’t really help my figure very much, but cookies are delish!

In my cookbook I share my favorite gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe. It has no flour, making it easy for even a novice gluten-free baker to replicate and is super peanut-buttery and rich.

Gluten-Free Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips #glutenfree

I still love that recipe, it really is a favorite, but I was in the mood for something a little different this week. I wanted a really soft cookie. A cakey-er cookie. A cookie that wasn’t quite as rich.

So I made these. Full of great peanut butter flavor, but softer and not quite as rich. I love the way the white chocolate chips enhances the peanut butter. In a way, I feel like it makes the cookies more peanut-buttery. You could use semisweet or milk chocolate chips instead, if you want to go for the classic PB & C combo.

Gluten-Free Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips #glutenfree

However you dress them up, they are yummy!

Soft Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
 
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Soft gluten-free peanut butter cookies studded with white chocolate chips. Sweet, and cakey and loaded with peanut butter flavor.
Serves: 27 cookies
Ingredients
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 6 oz brown sugar (3/4 cup firmly packed)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8.25 oz (approx 1½ cups) my gluten-free rice flour blend
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line your baking sheets with silicone baking liners or parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar.
  3. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  4. Add the salt, xanthan gum, baking soda, and my gluten-free rice flour blend. Stir until combined.
  5. Add ½ cup of the white chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop the cookie dough using a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop. Place the cookies 2-3 inches apart (I did 8 to a sheet.)
  7. Bake for approx 8 minutes, the cookies will still be very soft but will have lost their doughy shine. They will set up more as they cool.
  8. Immediately press a few more white chocolate chips into the top of each cookie while they are still soft.

Linked up at Gluten-Free FridayGluten-Free Wednesdays, and Allergy Free Wednesday.

Comments

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thanks Michelle! I often find myself wishing my computer had scratch&sniff capabilities too. Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

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