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Monday, March 5, 2012

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies


I found this recipe at Sabato when Simon and I went shopping there on Saturday.  It’s a gourmet food shop in Mt. Eden, Auckland and it is stocked full of delicious tasting things.  They have a whole stand of recipe cards you can take which use the products they sell and this is one of the recipes that jumped out at me.  These cookies taste really indulgent even though I used Whittaker’s 50% Dark Chocolate as we had some in the pantry at home, rather than the ‘Valrhona’ brand of dark chocolate that the recipe recommended (I think I might have to go back and get some of this chocolate to try though, the official website makes it seem so luxurious).  I baked my cookies so that they are soft and chewy in the middle, yum!  The recipe makes approximately 12 cookies and is super easy :)


1 cup peanut butter (I used a mixture of smooth and crunchy)
1 egg
¾ cup brown or white sugar (I used half of each)
½ teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)
85g dark chocolate, chopped into pea sized pieces

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and baking powder together in  bowl.  Mix in the chocolate bits.
Take dessertspoon sized amounts of the dough and roll into balls.  Place them on a baking paper lined tray.  Bake in the oven for 12 minutes for a soft-centred chewy cookie, or 15 minutes or slightly longer for a crunchier cookie (just be careful not to burn them!).  Remove from the oven and cool the cookies on a wire rack.



  1. Great recipe , just made these & they are yum !! Great for using up any peanut butter thats been lurking in the pantry !

    1. Wow, you didn't take long to give the recipe a go! Glad you like them :)

  2. I love peanut butter cookies! And the fact they are naturally gluten-free is always a winner in my book :-) Thanks for sharing on Sweet New Zealand.

  3. Oh this recipe looks great! I'm going to have to try it soon! I'm so glad it doesn't have Gluten free flour in it!

  4. Great cookies, my husband would love them :-). Hope to see you at the next Sweet New Zealand!
    The April's host is Frances, info here http://bakeclub.yolasite.com/index/bake-club-hosts-april-sweet-new-zealand-


    following you :-)

    1. Thanks for the comment Alessandra. I will make sure I link up again for Sweet New Zealand this month - it's a great event, thanks for starting it up :)

  5. This recipe is simply divine. Made a batch earlier and everyone just couldn't stop coming back for 2nds...3rds... So now I have to bake another batch tomorrow, not that I mind because this recipe is SUPER easy and quick to make. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  6. Just found this recipe on Pinterest. Being someone who can't eat gluten I am always on the look out for nice simple recipes with easy to get ingredients. This ticked all the boxes for me. I made a batch this morning and it was so quick and easy. Will most definately be going in the favourites pile. Thanks for sharing :)