5 from 1 vote
A spatula lifting up a peanut butter cup cookie.
Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
10 mins
Cooling Time
10 mins
Total Time
11 mins

Rich in taste, irresistible in texture, and a sure crowd-pleasing dessert. Anyone and everyone will love these gluten free peanut butter cup cookies and never know they were healthier! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tags: gluten free christmas cookie, gluten free peanut butter cookie, peanut butter blossom cookies, peanut butter cup cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate
  1. Create dough: In a small bowl mix dry ingredients together - almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter. Then slowly mix in egg. Add dry ingredients to wet, mix until combined.

  2. Chill dough: Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough in freezer for 30 - 45 minutes or the refrigerator for 2 hours. When dough is chilled preheat oven to 350F. Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to measure dough - then roll into ball using hands. 

  3. Bake cookies: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay dough balls 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Take peanut butter cup and place at the top of the dough balls, then press the peanut butter cup gently into the center of the dough ball. Seal/pinch any cracked edges of cookies if needed. 

  4. Bake cookies for 10 minutes - then remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Store in a ziplock bag or sealed container at room temperature, refrigerator, or freezer. 




Nutrition Facts
Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.3g 30%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 33%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 12.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.