vegan gluten free peanut butter cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple peanut butter cookies are a classic treat. These are crispy on the edges, chewy inside, and perfect for those following a vegan or gluten-free diet! But most importantly, they're crazy delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cookies, peanut butter, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 163 kcal


  • 1 cup peanut butter (natural + sugar free)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Set oven to 350°F.

  2. In a bowl, slowly mix together the hot water and peanut butter. Once combined, cream in the brown sugar.

  3. Add the almond flour and baking soda to the peanut butter mixture and mix well. You may find it easier to knead the dough together with clean hands to combine. Once mixed, the dough should be somewhat crumbly, but hold together when pressed.

  4. Start to form cookies using a heaping tablespoon of dough. First, roll and squeeze the dough into a ball. Then, start to shape the ball into an evenly thick disk of about 2 centimetres. The cookies will not spread much when baked, so they do not need to be generously spaces. The dough should make 15-17 cookies, depending on the size.

  5. Once all cookie disks are on the pan, with a fork, create a cross hatch pattern on each cookie by pressing down in opposite directions.

  6. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Once baked, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet before removing them.

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