Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, so there is really nothing "good" about these cookies, other than sometimes it is nice to have a yummy treat. And these gluten free cookies fit the bill perfectly! They are chewy and chocolatey with creamy peanut butter chips. You really can't go wrong with the peanut butter and chocolate combo in my opinion. And when those two flavors are combined in a soft, chewy cookie that is also gluten free, the result is wonderful goodness. The recipe for Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies from the back of the Reese's peanut butter chip bag is one of my daughter's favorite cookies. And since I only bake gluten free now, I was so pleased to create a gluten-free version of the cookie that tastes so much like the original and that my daughter still loves just as much. Like I said before, these cookies are not a healthy recipe but I think that it is important to enjoy everything in moderation. So with that being said, enjoy in moderation and don't make these too often because it's hard to only eat one or two. ;) Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks of butter, softened

1 c. white sugar

1 c. brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. *gluten free baking mix (if yours does not have xanthan gum, then add 1 tsp.)

3/4 c. dark chocolate or regular cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 package of Reese's peanut butter chips

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs; beat until combined and fluffy. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; and mix only until the ingredients are combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on the sheet for 2 minutes. Then move the cookies to racks to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

*Let me know if you have any problems with this recipe and the gluten free baking mix that you used. I have found that I get varied results with the different GF baking mixes regardless what I bake. For this recipe, I used my own GF baking mix that I created. I am very excited about the mix that I came up with because I have had good success so far with whatever I make with it. I would like to do some more recipe testing with it before I tell you anymore about it. In the meantime, I would like to hear if you have good success or not with the baking mix or GF flour that you use.