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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I first started baking for my then-boyfriend now-husband, Adam, when I was a sophomore in college. I’d never met anyone more appreciative of freshly baked homemade cookies and brownies in my life.

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Growing up in a family of bakers and extraordinary home cooks, everything was always homemade, which was something Adam wasn’t as used to.

They say the key to a man’s heart was through his stomach and I couldn’t agree more. But more importantly, the key to my husband’s heart was in the form of chocolate and peanut butter.

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Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies were a cookie that I grew up eating since they were my brother’s favorite and apparently, he always got to pick the dessert. My mom would make them on the weekend and we’d have them in our lunches all week, if they lasted that long.

I started making this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe for Adam years ago before he had to start eating gluten free and he feel head-over-heels in love with them.

Sometimes I wonder what he loves more, me or my baked goods. He better say me if he knows what’s good for him and if he wants to keep that cookie jar full LOL.

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With all the baking I’ve done over the years, the cookies have been on the back burner to gluten free peanut butter blossoms (one of his favorites), gluten free chocolate chip cookies (another favorite!), and straight up old-fashioned gluten free peanut butter cookies (yet another favorite!).

These gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are really a combination of all three of those cookies in one amazing bite. They’re soft in the middle, a bit chewy around the edges, and full of amazing chocolate chips.

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You guys, this is the cookie of all cookies if you’re a chocolate peanut butter lover.

They’re simple, delicious, and satisfy that cookie craving like nobody’s business. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Sharon L.
These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic peanut butter cookie filled with melty chocolate chips. They’re soft, slightly chewy, and insanely delicious. It’s a family favorite recipe and one for the recipe books!
4 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 32 1 cookie
Calories 186 kcal


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large Egg room temperature
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips


  • In a medium bowl, add the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt and whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  • Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, and butter to a bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until completely combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined, scraping the bowl as needed. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Cover and chill the dough for 2 hours or overnight (can be refrigerated up to 3 days).
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with silicon mats or parchment paper.
  • Use a medium-sized scoop to scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough. Roll into a ball and then roll in the granulated sugar to coat.
  • Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets and use a fork to press and slightly flatten and form the lines.
  • Bake the cookie dough at 375°F for 10 minutes or until done. Cookies will be slightly soft in the middle.
  • Cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.


  • Prep time does not include time for chilling (which is a minimum of 2 hours).
  • I use regular peanut butter like Skippy or Jiff – natural no-stir works too. Do not use natural peanut butter that needs to be stirred.
  • I use my Nightshade Free Flour Mix in this recipe.
  • Baking the cookies for 10 minutes yields a soft peanut butter cookie. If you prefer crunchier cookies, bake a bit longer.
  • Bake in batches as necessary, keep dough refrigerated until ready to bake. Room temperature dough will spread more while baking.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15g
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Family Meals and Snacks, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Desserts, Peanut Butter, Snacks
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