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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

A very peanut buttery, non-gritty version of the flourless peanut butter cookie.



  1. Add sugar to melted butter. Stir until smooth. Let cool in the fridge back to room temperature before adding egg (we don't want it to scramble). Mix in a beaten egg. Cream in the peanut butter.
  2. Mix together the salt, rice flour, arrowroot powder and baking soda. Arrowroot can be substituted with cornstarch, tapioca flour or even more rice flour although the texture will be affected. Sift gradually into the wet mixture.
  3. Chill the cookie dough until it is semi-firm (about 20 minutes). Roll into teaspoon size balls.
  4. Place peanut butter balls onto a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper. Press down with a fork.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookie edges are lightly browned. Watch them carefully so that they don't burn. Rice flour burns more quickly than regular flour.
  6. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes as they will be too soft to remove initially.
  7. Try not to eat the whole batch!
  8. Optional: dip the bottoms in chocolate for an extra delicious treat.
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No. It brown sugar and rice flour which are not allowed.
25 Jan 10 by member: Quigley
Please rate the recipes on TASTE. If you did not make, and EAT them, please don't rate them. I count calories. I don't follow any diets except that, and I don't care that you do, that's great. But don't dis the recipe because it's bad for YOUR diet.
07 Feb 12 by member: crittermom


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Nutrition summary:

There are 111 calories in 1 serving of Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies.
Calorie break-down: 65% fat, 24% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 76
Calories 111
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.46g 13%
  Saturated Fat 2.473g 12%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.872g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.633g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Potassium 93mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6.99g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
  Sugars 3.28g  
Protein 3.27g  
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 24% Iron 49%
of RDI*
(111 calories)
6% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (24%)
Fat (65%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories