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My Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Gluten-Free & Vegan + Bob’s Red Mill Gift Pack Giveaway

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I am thrilled to post my Peanut Butter Cookie recipe with a Bob’s Red Mill Gift Pack Giveaway!! When I started Dana’s Bread (back in 1990), I was renting bakery space and baking at night after my day job.  There I was—alone in the back of my local health food store, Food Fantasies, making whole grain, freshly milled, bread.  Creating freshly baked goods using the best ingredients was my passion then and still is today.  As I walked the aisles of the store late at night, putting my loaves of bread on the shelves and loading up some to be delivered to customers, I passed by packages of Bob’s Red Mill products on the store shelves.

23 years later, I am still using ingredients which I think are the best for baked goods for my family and friends, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour (wheat free and dairy free) which I used in these Peanut Butter Cookies—that are also vegan!! I knew I had hit the jackpot when Bueno—who likes to put peanut butter even on peanut butter cookies—devoured several without his usual peanut butter slathering on top.

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The kind folks at Bob’s Red Mill are giving away one of their Gluten-Free Gift Packs on our website. Entering is easy. Here’s what you need to do.

How to enter

1. Tweet it!

Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to your tweet. These buttons should make it easy:

You must include @dbuenovida and a link to this post in your tweet.

2. Facebook it!

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Then leave a comment on this post to let me know that you’ve shared it.

4.5 from 4 reviews
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Gluten-Free Vegan
Recipe type: Cookie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: approx 18 cookies
  • 4 Tablespoons Earth Balance Butter - I prefer the sticks for baking (at room temperature)
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (I like to use Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil)
  • ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter (I used Organic Creamy - made with dry roasted organic peanuts and sweetened with organic pure cane sugar)
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Flax Seed Meal
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1½ cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour (8.5 ounces in weight)
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ⅓ - ½ Cup Coarsely Chopped Roasted Peanuts
  1. Add the flax seed meal to the almond milk in a small dish. Whisk until combined and allow to set for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Cream together the Earth Balance, coconut oil, brown sugar and peanut butter with an electric mixer until well combined.
  4. Add the flax meal/ almond milk mixture and vanilla to the mixer, and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  5. In another bowl - whisk together Bob's Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture while beating or stirring until smooth, but do not over-mix.
  7. Scoop the dough with a ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon, press the chopped peanuts onto the top of scooped cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet or sheet lined with parchment paper (chopped peanuts will be on top of the cookie dough balls).
  8. Press cookie dough down with palm of hand until flattened slightly.
  9. Bake 12-14 minutes until a golden brown.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before placing cookies on cooling rack.
I weighed the flour for the cookies if you would like a precise measurement.


Other Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes I think you would really like :

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kate at Cookie + Kate

Roasted Almond Cardamom Cookies from Julia at The Roasted Root


The Fine Print

  • Sweepstakes ends at 11:59pm central on March 25, 2013.
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
  • After the entry period ends, I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner, and I will contact him or her directly. They will have three (3) calendar days to reply with a shipping address, else I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping is limited to U.S. Addresses only, sorry.


31 Responses to My Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Gluten-Free & Vegan + Bob’s Red Mill Gift Pack Giveaway

  1. Kelly G. March 18, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    #1 – I follow you (@vegandaemon) and tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/vegandaemon/status/313668115072442368

  2. Kelly G. March 18, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    #2 – I also like you & this post on FB (I’m kelly.garbato). I’ve been craving cookies, and these look especially delicious – can’t wait to give them a try!

    • Dana March 18, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      Thanks Kelly =))

  3. Jo March 18, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    @RenaissanceJo I followed you, tweeted link and retweeted post…thanks for recipe, and I hope I win :)

  4. Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/313689249222389760.

  5. Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I like you on Facebook and shared a link there: https://www.facebook.com/#!/jeffrey.lammers.7/posts/440528546031365.

  6. Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom March 18, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    I followed you & tweeted about the giveaway!
    LOVE Bobs Red Mill products1

  7. Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom March 18, 2013 at 11:40 am #


    Debbie ‏@hlthyrunningmom
    Win a @Bobs_Red_Mill #glutenfree gift pack (and a Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe) http://buenovida.com/2013/03/18/peanut-butter-cookie-recipe-gluten-free-vegan/ … … via @dbuenovida

  8. Ceylon March 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm #


    I also shared it on Facebook!

    I love the gluten free recipes!

  9. Katie March 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Shared on Facebook!

  10. Andrea Hayes March 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I tweeted, liked, shared and followed! I can’t wait to try these, they look and sound amazing! Tweeted at- https://twitter.com/AndreaHayz

  11. Lydia March 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I love all the vegan baking recipes. I don’t use eggs so I’m always on the lookout for new vegan recipes! Yum!

    I shared this post on facebook =)

  12. Patricia March 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Just what I have been looking for. my tweet https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/313767783072677891

  13. A Glendening March 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I liked you :) Looking forward to reading more of your posts. I am new to gluten free and am on the lookout for recipes and tips!

  14. Patricia March 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I like BuenoVida Facebook Page.

  15. Bronwyn March 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I liked your latest post on facebook and am looking forward to making these. 3 weeks gluten free and about the only thing I’ve missed is cookies!

  16. Sooxieb March 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Dana! I don’t understand Twitter yet, but I *think* I shared this on Facebook!
    I will check my page– and I will let my mom know about Bob, as she is a fan–
    Rock on and I loooooove pb!

    • Dana March 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      As you can see, I am a fan too =))

  17. Sooxieb March 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    P.S. what brand pb do you use?

    • Dana March 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

      I used our local grocers (meijer) Organic Creamy (no stirring required – I know it’s more processed, but I dislike stirring).

  18. dllee0612@yahoo.com March 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    shared on facebook

  19. Kelly March 19, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I have tasted these cookies and they are absolutely delicious!!!!

    • Dana March 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank you neighbor and taste tester =))

  20. Amanda J March 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    I follow on twitter and tweeted:


  21. Julia {The Roasted Root} March 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Thanks so much for including my cookie recipe! Your peanut butter cookies look to-die-for and I’m hopelessly addicted to PB, so this is just the right treat for me!!

  22. Sooxieb March 24, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I will try the meijer pb +
    Cookies were great!
    If you use any alternative grains, please share recipes. I will check archives to see what’s there. thx—!

  23. Amanda J March 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I tweeted :


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