Peanut Butter Cookies

A light and crispy peanut butter cookie, you cannot eat just one!



    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs, large
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups (280 g) Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ cup granulated sugar to roll dough
    • Chopped peanuts (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350° with rack in the center of oven. Line sheet pans with parchment paper.

    In the bowl of an electric stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup granulated sugar together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well. In a separate small bowl, whisk together All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend, baking soda, and baking powder; add to bowl of stand mixer and mix well.

    Put remaining ½ cup granulated sugar into small bowl. Scoop and press dough into 1-inch ball; toss and roll in sugar to coat. Place dough ball on lined sheet pan; dip flat-bottomed glass in sugar and use it to press cookie to about ½-inch thick. Repeat process for rest of dough, spacing dough balls apart to allow for spreading during baking. Crosshatch tops with fork and sprinkle with more sugar and chopped peanuts, if desired. Bake 14 to 16 minutes, until cookies start to brown on the edges. Cool completely on sheet pan before lifting or they may break.

    NOTE: This is a soft dough; if dough is too sticky to work with, place in refrigerator (or freezer for 5 minutes) to firm up a little before proceeding.

    This cookie dough freezes very well before baking. Freeze dough on sheet pan after forming dough balls but before rolling in sugar. When frozen, transfer dough balls to a freezer-proof bag until ready to bake. To bake, thaw for about 15 minutes, then roll in sugar, place on sheet pan, flatten, and bake as directed.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Made these using powdered egg replacer and crunchy peanut butter. They were very good. I didn’t add the extra sugar sprinkles and they were still sweet enough. My husband doesn’t need gluten free, but likes peanut butter and he liked them. They are easy to make if you use a scoop to put the dough on the cookie sheet. They are “very” fragile when still warm. I want to try this almond butter also.


They were easy to make. I used crunchy peanut butter. I didn’t roll them in sugar, but they are still sweet enough. I used light brown sugar, but using dark brown sugar might give them a more traditional look. My husband, who is not GlutenFrewe, really liked them.


Fantastic! My brother in law couldn’t tell it was gluten free. I mixed it up by rolling some in sugar as the recipe called for, pressed a few chocolate chips on top of some and others got chopped, toasted peanuts. My favorite was the peanut, chocolate chip ones rolled in sugar.