Delicious peanut butter snickerdoodles bring the flavor of cinnamon and peanut butter to life. The soft chewy goodness of a peanut butter cookie meets the cinnamon-y flavor of a snickerdoodle for a whole new taste sensation.
Can you believe that I’ve never made Snickerdoodles before! I know, I know, how is that even possible? Well, I’m making up for it now with this month’s Creative Cookie Exchange’s gluten-free cookie theme.
Yep, time for CCE again and I’m so excited about this month’s theme. Why? If you’ve been following us for a while you know that my daughter, the other half of the 2 Cookin’ Mamas, has a severe gluten intolerance and needs to be on a gluten-free diet. I have learned much from her on what people with this condition can and can’t eat and we even wrote a cookbook, The Healthy and Free Cookbook, specializing in these types of recipes. These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles are the perfect way to get your sweets with no gluten. By the way, they can be made with regular flour too!
I do cook gluten-free on occasion for my husband and I and this theme gave me the chance to bake a cookie I have always wanted to make – a snickerdoodle. It also gave me another chance to cook with a gluten-free flour I love, Bob’s Red Mill One to One flour. It’s a fantastic gluten-free blend that bakes up just like regular all-purpose flour, on a one-to-one basis, with no added ingredients needed.
I experimented a little with the usual ingredients and wound up adding peanut butter to make these snickerdoodles a little different from the norm. I thought about adding almond butter and using almond flour too but, with none in the house and just recovering from a hurricane, it wasn’t to be. But I can see a almond version of this cookie in my future. 🙂
These peanut butter snickerdoodles are super easy to make and follow a lot of the same procedures as our gluten-free peanut butter cookies. Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar for several minutes until light and creamy. Add remaining ingredients to form a stiff dough.
Using a small cookie scoop or spoon form into small balls then roll them in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place on cookie sheet then press down with the tines of a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on top.
Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. You can even sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on top after they’re baked if you like them a little sweeter.
It’s hard to wait for them to cool, although no one will know if you snitch one but, if you wait, they will crisp up a bit more. Now take a bite. Peanut butter goodness, vanilla and loads of sweet cinnamon flavor explode in your mouth – YUM!
Enjoy one or two, OK maybe three, with a glass of milk while you look over all the other delicious sounding gluten-free cookies my friends came up with below.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together for 3 minutes or until smooth & creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat for another minute.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Slowly combine dry mixture with butter-sugar mixture, beating until well mixed.
- Make cinnamon sugar by combining sugar and cinnamon on a flat plate.
- Scoop cookie dough out with small cookie scoop or teaspoon. Shape into balls then roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
- Press each cookie down in a criss-cross pattern with tines of a fork.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove immediately from cookie sheets and allow cookies to cool on wire rack. You can also sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on each cookie as soon as it comes out of oven. Just for that little extra flavor.
Gluten free cookie recipes are a great idea to have on hand since you never know when you will encounter someone with a gluten allergy–and believe it or not there are tons of delicious gluten free cookies out there! Keep reading to discover the ones we’ve made this month.
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
If you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Hazelnut Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cream and Butter Blog
- Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons from Food Lust People Love
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies from The Spiced Life
- Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles from 2 Cookin Mamas
- Flourless chocolate cookies from Flours & Frostings
- Fudge Cookie Bites from What Smells So Good?
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