Delicious crisp Peanut Butter Cookies made with quinoa flour.


These peanut butter cookies made with quinoa flour are easy and delicious! Peanut butter can be a great ingredient for baking but also a forbidden food for school lunches and anyone with an allergy or anaphylaxis to nuts. In some homes they are a family favourite.

I used peanut butter to make these cookies but if you want to send your cookies to school without nuts there are more options. As a gluten free baker you need to learn a few things about baking and the final step is always doing it in your kitchen.

I haven’t tried this recipe with a nut-free butter but I’ve successfully made other recipes using a nut-free butter. If you’re up to the challenge try NoNuts pea butter (made in Alberta), SunButter (made with sunflower seeds) or Don’t Go Nuts spread (made with soy).

How To Use Almond Flour and Quinoa Flour

Gluten Free Kids in the Kitchen

Making cookies is such a fun activity for kids and in a family with food allergies and/or celiac disease cooking is a just a necessary life skill. So get your kids in the kitchen when they’re young but no matter what your age, we all spend a chunk of our life in the kitchen so you might as well have some fun.

I like cookies, actually I LOVE cookies. Making, baking and eating cookies is what I call fun in the kitchen. I bake more cookies than I could or should eat but I also like giving them away. Bake in batches and stock up your freezer. Then the challenge is your will power…can you resist those cookies when you know they are waiting for you in the freezer? I’m not so good at that.

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Peanut Butter Cookies right out of the oven.

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Gluten Free Cookie Baking Tips

When I set out to learn more about gluten free cookies I wrote about it and talked about it. Here are some links to find more information to help you bake the gluten free cookies you crave.

Once you have a reliable recipe save it, but it’s also fun to experiment sometimes. Whether you make cookies to eat warm out of the oven, to take to a party, give away or turn into ice cream sandwiches, gluten free cookies can be every bit as good as their gluten filled counterparts.

Kitchen Tools

Many of my pans are more than ten and twenty years old. It takes time to collect good quality pans but it’s worth the effort. Pay attention to the pans and sizes that you like and work well for you. Work toward a collection like this so you can bake cookies, brownies, muffins and the occasional cake.

In the comments below please let me know what cookies you’ve been baking or if you made these with a different type of butter.

A Round Up of Gluten Free Cookies and My Tips For Success

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies made with quinoa flour are easy and delicious! For non peanut eaters make them with other nut or seed butters.
Author: Cinde Little
Course: Cookies & Bars
Keyword: peanut butter cookies with quinoa flour


  • 2 cups quinoa flour (170g)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 10 Tbsp white sugar (½ cup + 2 Tbsp)
  • 10 Tbsp packed brown sugar (½ cup + 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 eggs
  • cups peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine flour, soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugars in electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the eggs and add the peanut butter, mixing well.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and blend well. Chill the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inches balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork in a crisscross design.
  • Bake for 9–11 minutes, until cookies brown slightly on the edges and puff up.
  • Remove cookies from oven, wait 2 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks. (Who has cookies that don't get eaten in 2 weeks?)
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