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Hey friends! I think I have just become that mom. You know, the one who preaches one thing and does something different. How? Well, I had a cookie for breakfast today. Yep, I admit it. But it wasn’t just any cookie, and as cookies, go, it was fairly healthy. It had tons of protein, and it was pretty much gluten free. You see, I had one of these awesome Flourless Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies for breakfast, and I enjoyed every little crumb!

gluten free peanut butter cookies with a simple peanut butter and powdered sugar filling

My oldest is the peanut butter junkie in our house, and ever since we made a batch of gluten free peanut butter cookies last month, she’s been wanting to make sandwich cookies using the same recipe. It’s one of her bucket-list items before she goes off to school, and I’ve been indulging her like any good mom would! Besides, she has some great ideas!

So anyway, we made the sandwich cookies yesterday, and after I took the other kids to school, l came home and saw these babies waiting in the fridge — all alone and lonely. So, while I’m all about well-balanced breakfasts for the kiddos, I just couldn’t help myself. 

But then again, I don’t have to go to school, and like I said, I don’t regret a thing! I did, however, have an apple later, so all’s well.

The cookies themselves are made without wheat flour, so they’re basically gluten free. The filling contains powdered sugar, which does have a tiny amount of cornstarch in it, so just to be on the safe side, I’m labeling these tasty treats flourless cookies instead of gluten free. 

easy gluten free peanut butter cookies with creamy peanut butter filling in the middle

Ingredients for Flourless Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

For the cookies

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Follow these directions for Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.
While the cookies are cooling off, mix the powdered sugar and the peanut butter until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Spread a thin amount on the bottom of one cookie, and top with a second cookie to form a sandwich.

add filling to 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

It’s still warm here, so I’ve been storing the cookies in the fridge. But if it’s cool enough in your neck of the woods, you can easily keep these on the kitchen counter.

peanut butter cookie sandwiches and milk

But, these cookie sandwiches are so tasty and so tempting that you may want to keep them out of sight, especially if you want to share them with your family or your lucky coworkers.

And they make great after school snacks!

protein packed peanut butter sandwich cookie for after school snack

These flourless peanut butter sandwich cookies are so light that they practically melt in your mouth. They’re not heavy at all, so you can enjoy them for dessert, snacks, or if you’re like me, you can nibble on one for breakfast.

It’ll be our little secret!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think, and have a great day!

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  1. Dee M says:

    Thanks, MaryEllen. I hope this works for your family. šŸ™‚

  2. MaryEllen Stringham says:

    I'm always looking for Gluten free recipes to make for my son-in-law. Thank you for sharing. Pinning

  3. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much for the pin, Kim! šŸ™‚

  4. Dee M says:

    So sorry for any confusion, Linda. When I get some time, I'll try to experiment with other ways to sweeten the cookies. šŸ™‚

  5. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Sam. You know, I was skeptical at first, but you don't miss the flour at all, and they hold up nicely! šŸ™‚

  6. Linda Kilsdonk says:

    Having just been diagnosed with diabetes a few days ago, when I noticed these had NO FLOUR, I thought, "Yay!" However, when I checked out the rest of the ingredients, I discovered the recipe wasn't quite the "yay" I'd hoped for. They do look delicious, and I think I just may give them a try anyway. They look like they may be worth it. Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  7. Kim Lange says:

    They look amazing!! Lover of peanut butter, pinning and thanks for sharing. šŸ˜‰

  8. Sam Taylor says:

    I am not sure I follow: are we NOT supposed to have cookies for breakfast? šŸ˜‰ These look great, I am always wary when baking without flour but these look something I could pull off with ease. Excellent breakfast idea Dee.