Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven!

These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you’ll be happy to know these are every bit as delicious made with Gluten-Free flour!


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter, try your best for unsalted 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder, decaf OK
  • 1 cup best-quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water, milk or dairy-free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt (skip if you used salted peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour: all-purpose, whole wheat pastry, or spelt (gluten-free: use any GF flour)
  • Powdered sugar, sifted


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Melt the peanut butter, coffee powder, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa and water on a very low flame in a saucepan. This step will only take a minute or two, so please watch it carefully. Turn off the flame, let the mixture cool slightly, and add all remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly by hand. Form little balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. Place on a foil-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until they look cracked all over. Makes 4 dozen. Store in an airtight cookie tin.

8 replies
  1. Seyma
    Seyma says:

    I just have to vouch for these wonderful cookies – I chose to make these for my husband, who loves anything with peanut butter. They were a hit at home but almost even more appreciated at a Shabbat meal where we were guests – they went fast! Sweet & simple. Thanks for another winner, Levana!

  2. Chavee
    Chavee says:

    sounds so great.
    grandkids are so looking forward to these.
    what are you using for ‘good quality chocolate?’

    • Lévana
      Lévana says:

      Chavee you need to be on my FB fan page, where you’ll find a recent post about this. While foods market mini chocolate chunks are fantastic, all price club (shoprite for instance) are very good. I use Callebaut, but it can get hard to find with a kosher sign, as the stores (Fairway, Zabar etc) break up the bulk boxes to repackage in smaller units but don’t bother to include the sign. We should talk to the Fairway people!

  3. Goldie
    Goldie says:

    There are a number of all purpose gluten free “flour” mixes that will be way way better (in taste and on your stomach) than potato starch.


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