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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

5 from 2 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 dozen
These cookies are perfect when you want something sweet (not too sweet) and satiating! Always curbs my sweet tooth 🙂


  • 1 pasture-raised egg
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup organic peanut butter, (no added sugar)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • flakey sea salt (to top)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together the egg, maple syrup, melted and cooled coconut oil, vanilla extract, and peanut butter.
  • Fold in the remaining ingredients, pressing down any clumps of almond flour until smooth.
  • Use a cookie scoop (or two spoons) and drop on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Use a fork to press down the dough, then turn the fork 90-degrees and press down again. Sprinkle flakey salt over the cookies.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m addicted!…however only got 5 or 6 cookies out of one batch. Used Maranatha (organic peanuts & salt only) but mine were a touch dry and crumbly- not that it stopped me from devouring them all or anything;) Any clues on what I may be doing wrong? I flattened the dough with my hands too, as a cookie scoop and pressing down with a fork didn’t seem to do it. Just checking out your pictures and yours look perfect so thought I’d ask!

  2. 5 stars
    Love all you do but just a quick request since I’m a clean eating girl with a dirty food mind😉Could you please develop some more desserts & treats that are not solely based on nut butters (and chocolate)..? Need some cookies, cakes, etc, retro-style, so I’m not seduced into jumping the counter at a local boutique bakery because I’m dying for a nostalgic sweet treat! Cut out cookies, sugar cookies, biscotti, even birthday cake, etc- you know the deal from when we were growing up! Whole sleeves of Pepperidge Farms cookies and Entenmann’s everythingggggg. And I’m with you 💯 btw, summertime gas station ice cream treats WERE IT growing up!!🍦😋