These gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make! Soft baked peanut butter cookies dotted with chocolate chips are a favorite!
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I have a serious sweet tooth. One with no regard for my schedule, pantry contents, or waistline. When it rears its head, I have no choice but to subdue it by making and indulging in some deliciously sweet treat. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do to tame the beast. When my sweet tooth erupted in full force the other day, I grabbed the kids and headed to the kitchen to make cookies.
I try to include my kiddos in cooking and baking as much as possible. They enjoy helping to measure, scoop, mix, and get messy. I enjoy the quality time and the opportunity to teach them, little by little, the benefits of making our food. Yes, it does make things a bit messier, and it sometimes takes a bit longer. But I think it’s a valuable life skill to be able to cook/bake and navigate around the kitchen, so I am trying to include them from a young age. And the payoff is that someday, they’ll be able to bake cookies for me! Muahahaha!
We thought about making one of their favorite varieties, sugar cookie cutouts, but we were limited on time (the baby only naps for so long!). I also wanted something that used just a handful of basic staple ingredients. I headed to my recipe binder and began thumbing through the cookie section. As soon as I turned to the page for the printout of this recipe from Our Best Bites, I knew that’s what we were going to make. Pretty much every recipe I’ve ever made from the gals at Our Best Bites has been stellar (this cookbook of theirs is one of my favorite and most-used cookbooks!), and these cookies are no exception.
I’ve made these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies countless times and they are so delicious. Bonus: I almost always have the ingredients and they are ready in a flash. Because they only require a few ingredients, prep time is super quick and clean-up is easy. They are perfect for making with little ones!
These cookies don’t even require any flour, so they are gluten-free (as long as your particular brand of peanut butter and chocolate chips are gluten-free–be sure to check labels if that matters to you!). The original recipe lists a few possible variations. You can make them with or without chocolate chips, but I always include the chips if I have them on hand. They really do make them so much better, in my opinion. I skip the step of rolling them in sugar, because they are sweet enough for me without it. I also omit the vanilla–I’ve made them both with and without it and I can’t tell a difference, so I just leave it out.
These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies don’t last long around here, that’s for sure! The next time your sweet tooth starts acting out, give ’em a try!