Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are amazing!  I’ve made them before with different combinations of peanut butter, eggs, and one or 2 other ingredients.  Today I wanted them to be chocolate cookies, and the experiment was a success.  They are soft and have a flavor that reminds me of an Oreo cookie (but I might not be the best person to compare, I haven’t had Oreos in years).

I’m supposed to be finishing a project for my instructional design class, but I couldn’t resist the urge to bake something–it always makes me feel accomplished, when I’m in the midst of a daunting project, to take a break or in this case procrastinate before starting and take a few minutes to make a wonderful baked good.

So here is the recipe, modified from:

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Cream all ingredients (you can use a mixer, or a spatula in a bowl works just as well).
  • Spoon onto a sheet pan with parchment paper on it, leaving about an inch between cookies so they can spread, lightly flatten them with the back of the spoon.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and let the cookies cool on the sheet pan for 10 minutes then move to wire cooling rack.

image of gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookies.

Now that baking is behind me, it’s time to get to work on this project.  I hope you enjoy these cookies!  Please let me know how they come out for you, and most definitely comment if you modify the recipe further.  I’d love to modify these further to make them healthier!



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