Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Last week I had a hankering for a really great peanut butter cookie. I wanted my cookie to be crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I haven’t made peanut butter cookies since going gluten free 2 years ago. I wish I could say it is because of my amazing willpower, but that would be a pretty big lie. Truth is I haven’t found a recipe that I thought be good enough.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies - Oh my, these are truly amazing, I thought I would never have a great peanut butter cookie after going gluten free. You have got to make these! #Recipe #Gluten Free #Peanut Butter Cookie

Then I came across this pin for Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Lee at Fit Foodie Finds, I could tell from her photographs that her cookies had the texture I was looking for. The bigger question is how would they taste? My kitchen smelled so good while they were baking. I had a hard time waiting for them to cool before I took my first bite……peanut butter cookie HEAVEN!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies - Oh my, these are truly amazing, I thought I would never have a great peanut butter cookie after going gluten free. You have got to make these! #Recipe #Gluten Free #Peanut Butter Cookie

The real test happened when my husband came home from work and grabbed a cookie and took a big bite. Usually he can tell right away if something is gluten free, he finished the first the first cookie and went for another one. That’s when I told him that they were gluten free, he was surprised that they tasted like regular cookies!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies - Oh my, these are truly amazing, I thought I would never have a great peanut butter cookie after going gluten free. You have got to make these! #Recipe #Gluten Free #Peanut Butter Cookie

 

I love it when I can find a recipe that is so good you can’t tell it’s gluten free. The only thing that makes peanut butter cookies taste better is a little chocolate! Getting a bite of cookie with an M&M in it makes these cookies perfect. Yup, that means that……….

This Pin Rocks!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 to ½ cups M&M candy pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together 1 cup of peanut butter with 1 egg. In another medium size bowl, mix together sugar, coconut flour, and baking powder.
  3. With a wooden spoon, mix the wet and dry ingredients by slowly adding dry ingredients to wet. Add M&M candy pieces and mix with wooden spoon.
  4. Roll about 1-2 tablespoons of dough between your palms and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Then, take a fork, and press into dough. (The cookies don't really expand that much)
  6. Bake cookies at 350 for 9-11 minutes.
  7. Let your cookies cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. They need time to firm up!

 

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  1. We have made peanut butter cookies forever with 1 cup peanut butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of sugar. You can add a little bit of flour if you need too, but without it is just a wonderful cookie too. And if you add 1 regular sugar half confectioners sugar it is more of a sugar cookie texture.

    • Hi Terri,

      Can’t believe I forgot to list the M&M’s in the ingredients! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I’ve corrected the recipe for you. Have a great day! Tracy – (the middle sister)

    • Tara,

      Yes my cookies were crumbly, I also used natural peanut butter. Try adding a little more peanut butter 1/8 to 1/4 cup and see if that makes a difference. These taste amazing crumbled over ice cream! Let me if how they turn out! Thanks for following us and commenting. Tracy – (the middle sister)