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Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies

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Peanut butter truffle cookies are melt in your mouth delicious. This gluten-free cookie makes the perfect lunch box or after school treat. Plus it’s packed with protein from the peanut butter.

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Peanut butter truffle cookies are easy to make and melt in your mouth. They are gluten free too.

I often look through my Mom’s recipe boxes and handwritten recipe journals. I pull them out many times a year, and when I do, it seems like I find something I haven’t seen before. A most recent find was this peanut butter truffle cookie recipe.

Gluten free and melt in your mouth good, these peanut butter truffle cookies won't last long!

This is not a truffle in the sense that you make a ganache. This is a baked cookie that literally melts in your mouth.

Not that my family has gluten issues, but it so happens this cookie is gluten free and it’s delicious. Even my peanut butter avoiding kid liked them! Honestly, I was really surprised at how delicious this cookie turned out. I suggest using your favorite chocolate chip, whether it’s semi-sweet, milk, dark or bittersweet. I wouldn’t suggest white chocolate.

Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies come together quickly for a sweet treat on a moments notice.

We are a peanut butter loving family and, that said, I make peanut butter desserts often. A longtime favorite is my Mom’s Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust. This peanut butter glaze works well in so many ways including this peanut butter pound cake.

Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies come together quickly for a sweet treat on a moments notice.

While they would be a nice addition to your holiday baking they are also perfect year round for your lunchbox or workplace treats. Or a “just because” treat!

Peanut butter truffle cookies
Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies come together quickly for a sweet treat on a moments notice.

Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies

Yield: About 4 ½ dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Peanut butter truffle cookies are gluten free yet rich and delicious.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, not natural
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, with a wooden spoon, stirring until combined. Stir in chocolate chips until just incorporated.
  3. Using a teaspoon, form balls and place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 9 minutes until cookie are puffed and golden. Cookies will be soft set. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes than remove to cooling racks to cool completely.

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Gluten free peanut butter truffle cookies are the perfect lunch box treat.

Originally published December 5, 2016

Susan Murray

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

I made these today. They are excellent and very easy to make.

Lisa Kerhin

Monday 30th of March 2020

Totally making these cookies, when I can find peanut butter again!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Sunday 29th of March 2020

My son has been asking to make chocolate chip cookies a lot lately. I'm definitely giving these a try soon. They look delicious and won't use up any of my limited flour supply!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Sunday 29th of March 2020

I used to make a cookie like this about 25 years ago. They were so easy I could make them AFTER dinner, as an immediate dessert! Will try your recipe!


Saturday 28th of March 2020

I'm really intrigued! How do these come together without flour? Gotta try these to find out!

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