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Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oats

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 in Cookies, Gluten Free Cookies | 8 comments

Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oats

Thankfully I am not gluten free.  I’ve got to hand it to those that are..it’s got to be hard. I LOVE bread, and cakes, and cookies and I know there are tons of alternatives….but for me it’s not the same!!GlutenFree-Peanut-Butter-Nutella-Cookie

But one of my very best friends is and whenever I can, I try to come up with new but super simple ways to make cookies gluten free and taste amazing! Since I don’t keep xanthan gum, brown rice flour, tapioca flour and some of the other regulars at gluten free baking parties on hand, I need to find simpler ways to make GF cookies. These gluten free peanut butter cookies with nutella & oats are seriously easy! No separate bowl even needed! I found a recipe years ago for really simple peanut butter cookies.  It had peanut butter, brown sugar an egg and baking soda. That’s it! So naturally without any flours, it’s also gluten free.  This recipe is a adaptation of that old recipe.

GlutenFree-Peanut-Butter-Nutella-CookieI have to confess as well….I tried to add marshmallows to the recipe because there has been a sad bag sitting in my pantry for months that has just been dying to get used.  And it didn’t turn out so well….cookie fail! I should have known better but I totally forgot how quickly and how much the marshmallows spread without being protected.

OOPS!!

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Oh well…it’s how you learn. I actually have ideas for next time but for this time I left the marshmallows out. 🙂

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy) (i used crunchy because I like the added texture but it does make the dough a little drier)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine all peanut butter, nutella, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda & oats and combine. The mixture will feel a little dry after mixing.
Step 2
Scoop and flatten on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. So easy!!
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