Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

Yummy peanut butter cup cookies that just happen to be gluten free.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

By Cara Woodward

Looking through your past winners, I was excited to find a few other gluten-free recipes.  After we discovered that my boyfriend was gluten-free a few years ago, I was devastated.  I thought my baking days were over.  I was the girl who loved to bake a different kind of dessert every few days as one way to express her love.  (Not to mention I have an extremely sweet tooth!). However, I have schooled myself on alternative flours, and even this flour-free recipe.  My boyfriend and my while family love this easy and tasty recipe so much, I make it every few days!

1 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy, your preference)
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2-2/3 cup chopped peanut butter cups (better if frozen)

Stir to combine all ingredients in a bowl.  If your batter is too runny, chill in the fridge or freezer for 30 mins or so.
Set oven to 350 degrees F.  Scoop batter (1.5 Tablespoons) onto parchment paper placed on cookie sheet.  Mold and flatten slightly if candy pieces fall off.  Bake for ~10 minutes.  Let cool slightly and remove from sheet.