Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

These gluten-free flourless peanut butter cookie cups are perfectly crisp and sure to please a crowd.

Can you ever beat peanut butter wrapped in chocolate and more peanut butter?

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

What You Need To Make These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Creamy peanut butter (not natural, use something like Jif. A natural one likely won’t work
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Sea salt
  • Baking soda 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Reese’s minis
Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

How To Make The Perfect Dough

  • Remember to freeze the dough for at least 30 minutes! By Freezing the dough it helps limit the spread of the cookie but also helps it form a more moldable dough to roll into balls.
Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

Also, be sure to not use natural peanut butter. The natural oils in natural peanut butter will yield a different texture. I suggest using White Chocolate Wonderful by Pb & Co or something like JiF or Peter Pan.

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

Hershey’s Kiss Variations

As with any recipe you can substitute the chocolate as you see fit and also ditch the mini muffin tin if you wish.

If you swap out the muffin tin trade it in for a cookie sheet and add Hershey’s kisses to the center.

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups
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Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Simple and Yummy flourless peanut butter cookies that are wrapped in a chocolate and peanut butter Rees’s center. These are gluten free and made with less than 6 ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (use Jif or any non-natural Pb)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar + 3 tbsp for rolling cookies in
  • 1/4 cup granular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 mini Reese’s 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin tin baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the mini Reese’s minis. 
  3. Store the bowl of dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Using a cookie scooper (mine was about 1.5 Tbsps of dough) drop the dough into the mini muffin tin. If you don’t want the cookies to have as much of an overflow than you may roll the dough into 1 tablespoon.
  5. After rolling the dough into a ball roll it in a small bowl of the 3 Tbsps of sugar. Make sure the cookie is evenly coated.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 13-15 minutes. The cookies  should have little cracks in them and be slightly browned. 
  7. While the cookies are baking unwrap all of the mini Reese’s so they’re ready for when the cookies are done.
  8. When the cookies are done in the oven press a toothpick into a cookie to check if there is any uncooked dough is present. If the toothpick comes out clean the cookies are ready!
  9. Once the cookies are done baking quickly press a mini Reese’s on top. Allow cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also store them in the freezer for 2 weeks to a month. Just be sure to let them defrost before enjoying.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 13
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4

Keywords: Peanut butter cookie, Peanut butter Rees’s cookie, Peanut Butter chocolate cookie, gluten free cookies, gluten free peanut butter cookie, peanut butter, gluten free

Looking for more simple cookie recipes? Check out my other recipes below:

The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies have emerged in a small batch and quick simple recipe!

These cookies require only 1 type of flour (that’s right you don’t need 3 for this recipe!) and can be whipped up in less than an hour with prep and freeze time!

The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’ve all been there, you have a craving for a few warm sweet and salty cookies, but lack the desire to make a whole batch. Recently, I’ve really been into baking more small-batch or single-serve desserts (like my Gallete for one). Something about the variety of a different treat every day has a certain appeal that tends to beat out normal batch-style recipes as of late.

What You Need To Make These Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies:

  • All Purpose Gluten free flour (I used King Arthur’s as Xanthan gum is already in it)
  • Baking soda
  • Butter (salted or unsalted, I used Earth Balance’s dairy free butter as that’s what I had on hand)
  • Light brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Egg yolk
  • Butter
  • Your Favorite Chocolate bar (I used Lilly’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar)
  • Sea Salt
  • Vanilla extract
The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Importance of freezing the dough

As with many Gluten-Free recipes, it is essential that you freeze the dough for at least 30 minutes. By freezing the dough it limits the spread of the cookie to the ideal-typical cookie size we all know.

The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for more small-batch and single-serve recipes? Check out my other recipes below:

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The Best Small Batch Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes (including freeze time)
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookie
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The perfect sweet and salty small-batch gluten-free cookies! 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp All-purpose gluten-free flour (I used King Arthur’s)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tbsps of cane sugar/granulated sugar
  • 1 room-temperature egg yolk beaten 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted softened butter
  • Heaping 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite chocolate bar cut into chunks ( I used this one by Lilly’s to add a hint of salted caramel flavor to the mix)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Once complete, set aside
  2. Add the sugars and softened butter in a medium-sized bowl, and mix them until they are fully combined. This will take about 2-3 minutes to mix by hand.
  3. Add the beaten egg yolk, vanilla extract and salt to the medium-sized bowl until the dough has been fully combined.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chunks into the mixing bowl and stir until combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and that no clumps of flour are present.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Store the cookie dough in the freezer for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Take out of the freezer and let the cookies sit out for 5 minutes. Then, using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving enough room for the cookies to spread. you don’t need to flatten these cookies so the scooped form is ideal.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. If you prefer these cookies slightly under-baked I recommend the shorter end.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them to cool on the baking sheet for 6-7 minutes. Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack for an additional 10 minutes and enjoy!
  10. You can enjoy these cookies for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Notes

Nutrition is roughly calculated using Lily’s chocolate 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 135
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: Gluten free cookies, chocolate chip cookies, small batch chocolate chip cookies, gluten free chocolate chip cookies,

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I’m not playing when it comes to these chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie bars! These are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and easily Vegan by swapping out just one ingredient!

Gluten Free Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The Main Reasons I Love These Bars

Now, as a Gluten Free Gal I can say that making any type of cookies makes me nervous and I am sure you all know what I am talking about…

That’s right! The crumby, dry, and borderline un-bakeable texture that usually are accompanied by gluten free cookies.

But you can have peace of mind when baking these because they are 100% chewy, moist, and most of all a bit melty in the middle, which pairs greatly with ice cream!

You may be wondering, what makes these not crumble like a nature valley bar as soon as you touch it? That would be starch my friends! This includes all starches, like corn starch, potato starch, and arrowroot starch. When adding a starch it acts as the main binder and basically makes that crumble situation disappear.

Gluten Free Healthy Chocolate chip cookie bars

This is what you’ll need to make these Magical Bars:

  • Almond butter and peanut butter (the drippier the better)
  • Plant based butter
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • Ground flaxseeds
  • Potato Starch
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Oat flour
  • Sea salt
  • Non-dairy mini chocolate chips
Gluten Free Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

It may seem long, but every ingredient has a place and contributes to a chewy chocolate chip cookie bar. As mentioned before, the potato starch will act as the main binder.

You can also feel free to substitute the potato starch with arrowroot starch or cornstarch, you will just have to adjust the amount you add. For every Tablespoon of potato starch you should substitute with 2 tsp of arrowroot starch and cornstarch can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio. I admit I didn’t try substituting these in the recipe, but from my research and general knowledge of baking with starches these substitutions should be very similar since they are all starches.

Gluten Free Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These are a Triple Threat! They are:

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Vegan (with one swap)

So, that means when you bring these to a party or a potluck, everyone can enjoy the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar deliciousness!

Gluten Free Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Also, when looking at the nutritional information remember the key here is Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie bars as these are a healthier alternative to the leading cookie usually has more than 20 grams of sugar and less than 2 grams of fiber.

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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These chewy, moist, and flavorful chocolate chip cookie bars are gluten free, dairy free, easily made vegan, and are lower in sugar than your average bars! Make this the ultimate dessert to top off your day!


Ingredients

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Wet Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 6 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp plant-based butter
  • 6 Tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 2 Tbsp Honey (maple-syrup if vegan)
  • 1 Tbsp Flaxseed
  • 1 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 8 tsp potato starch
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 sifted oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe medium-sized bowl add in the nut butters, butter, and milk and microwave for 20-30 seconds. 
  2. Add in the remaining wet ingredients, stir, and set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Add the wet to the dry. You should have a thick and moldable dough at this point.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spray an 8×8 pan (also feel free to use parchment paper here) and bake for 23-25 minutes. If you would prefer a doughier texture than I would recommend baking more around 20 minutes.
  7. Take out and let cool for 10 minutes. 
  8. This goes great with ice cream so feel free to serve these yummy bars with it and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 297
  • Sugar: 17
  • Fat: 17
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 6