Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Last night I had a hunkering for gluten free peanut butter cookies. I went over to Elise’s site, Simply Recipes, and found a yummy looking recipe for gluten-filled Peanut Butter Cookies. I experimented a bit, made a couple of changes to her recipe and came up with a nice gluten free cookie dough. I then decided that it might be fun to make a gluten free peanut butter and jelly cookie.

So here you have it, high protein, gluten free peanut butter and jelly cookies, the product of my insomnia and late night experimentation. When I pulled these out of the oven, I was thinking about breakfast the next morning. What else is there to think about than the next meal? And I thought to myself, these cookies are healthy enough for a quick, on the go bite, maybe even breakfast. They have a good amount of protein and fiber (from the almond flour and peanut butter) and still a bit more protein from the egg.

That all turned out to be in theory, though, because this morning I had a peanut butter protein shake.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

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Servings 24 cookies


  • In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening, coconut sugar and egg with a hand blender
  • Blend until smooth then stir in almond flour and salt
  • Scoop dough 1 tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Make a large thumbprint in the center of each cookie
  • Scoop jam 1 teaspoon at a time into the center of each cookie
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes
  • Cool and serve with a big tall glass of dairy free Almond Milk
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
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Yes, I am on a peanut butter kick, as you can see. If you do not want to use peanut butter, you could try experimenting with sunbutter or creamy roasted almond butter. In terms of finding a replacement for the egg in this recipe, I’m not sure what would work. If you have a good solution, please leave a comment below.

peanut butter jelly cookies gluten free flourless recipe

Generally, I use Fiori di Fruta jams, however, my boys have been on a sugar kick lately and so in this recipe I used Cascadian Farms jam which is organic and sweetened with sugar rather than juice.

More gluten free flourless cookie recipes from other food bloggers:
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies from Alta of Tasty Eats At Home
Flourless Oatmeal Cookies by Shirley of Gluten Free Easily
Flourless Nut Butter Cookies by Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet


86 responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies”

  1. very cute…. first sentence I had to read 2x. i thought you were hiding out for the duration, then realized you mean… hankering… perhaps a cousin to ‘hangry’?
    God bless.
    ! he is always Good.

  2. Made these tonight with cashew butter and Earth Balance Soy Free Spread and raspberry jam – so easy & Awesome! Thanks Elana

  3. Made these last night as I was looking for a gluten free thumbprint cookie and happened upon your website. They turned out great, I didn’t have palm shortening so substituted butter and it worked fine. YUMMY!

  4. Hi Elana, you are amazing and great inspiration!:) I made this cookies just i the morning and they are great! I used homemade strawberry-pineapple-banana jam. Thank you!

  5. What an easy and lovely cookie! I used coconut oil instead of shortening and evaporated cane sugar instead of coconut sugar. It’s what I had on hand. I’ll keep these in the cookie rotation!

  6. In case it’s helpful for others, I’d like to share my substitutions. Using what I had on hand, I made a double batch and was quite pleased with the results.

    – Subbed crunchy peanut butter for creamy
    – Subbed unsalted butter for vegan shortening
    – Subbed strawberry and cherry jams for raspberry

    I made these a bit larger in size – using a small ice cream style scoop for more uniform results, and made 32, 2.5″d cookies. With the larger size they required about 12 minutes of baking time. Lastly, I used a silicone baking mat in lieu of a parchment liner.

    Thank you, Elana, for all the great recipes!

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