White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, Gluten Free

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, Gluten Free

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The very first gluten-free cookie I baked a hundred and forty years ago was something vaguely similar to this. I found the recipe online – mostly by accident, back in the days when Google was barely a newborn and Netscape was like traveling down an interwebs rabbit hole.

The cookie was a wonderful confection for someone new to gluten-free, mostly because it contained no flour and almost nothing else: peanut butter, eggs and vanilla. And if you were feeling risqué, some chocolate chips. But eventually it grew tiresome.

It did, however, spark a whole boatload of memories about little peanut butter blossom cookies – you know the one. A small peanut butter cookie – dry as can be –  with a chocolate kiss in the middle. How those ever got to be so popular is beyond my imagination, but every single office party had the requisite platter full of them.

These are sort of the same, only different. I tried making them with a chocolate kiss in the middle and they look rather silly and tasted even more ridiculous. Instead, the secret to this cookie is extra white chocolate. I added white chocolate chips and it turned out great. Better than great, actually.

And instead of ordinary peanut butter, I used white chocolate peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Company. Even Safeway carries the stuff these days (most of the time). And no, Peanut Butter & Company is not a sponsor, but I do love their stuff so much that I keep plenty in the cupboard.

Oh, and did I mention there are only 7 ingredients and one is optional? And everything gets mixed in one small bowl?  Easy, fast, and absolutely delicious.

Move over peanut butter blossom cookies. There’s a new kid in town.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. More cool cookies cooling.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, Gluten Free
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A simple cookie with just a few ingredients, these are ready to eat in a jiffy. Leave out the white chocolate chips if you wish, but they do add some contrast and flavor to the cookie. Makes 24-30 cookies.
Ingredients
Cookie
  • 300 grams White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter (about 1¼ cups)
  • 60 grams granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons AP GF flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 110 grams white chocolate chips (3/4 cup) (for DF use vegan chips)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Place all the ingredients in one bowl. Mix with a fork or wooden spoon until thoroughly incorporated. Scoop into large tablespoon sized balls and roll in your hand until smooth. Flatten slightly.
  3. Bake 10-13 minutes. Cool cookies about 5 minutes on the baking pan and then remove to a rack to cool completely. They’re fragile until cool. Best flavor if eaten the same day.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. Cool cookies cooling.

Comments

  1. I have never heard of white chocolate peanut butter before, but you can bet that later today I’m about to go on a hunt of epic proportions to get my hands on some of it.

  2. So far I’ve only found the dark chocolate and honey version but I’ll keep looking. Always great to find an easy and tasty cookie for my GF friends when I bake for them. You could sub the egg and make these vegan too. Thanks!

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      You could use either of those exactly the same way if you wanted. But the white chocolate with white chocolate chips is really good. If you click through to the website, they might be able to tell you who carries it near you.

  3. I did check the website and found a few. I’m trying Whole Foods next to see if they have that flavor. I bake for my gardener and her son and they need GF and DF. I love your site for new ideas. I have another friend who needs GF for her co-workers. I get plenty of chances to try out your great recipes.

  4. I did find the white chocolate variety at Whole Foods. Even found it on sale and with a .55 cent coupon. Can’t wait to try the recipe!!

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