I wanted to share this recipe for gluten-free, low FODMAP peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with you. We’ve known about my husband’s gluten intolerance for a number of years, so I’m well versed in creating gluten free recipes. But in the autumn he also went onto the low-FODMAP diet, to try to help us work out what other food intolerances he has. So I’ve also had the fun of trying out low FODMAP baking for the first time. I think these peanut butter choc chip cookies are a great treat even if you don’t have any dietary requirements! Plus they’re really easy to make.
This recipe will make around 9 – 14 gluten-free low FODMAP peanut butter choc chip cookies. It takes about fifteen minutes to prepare and another 12 minutes to bake. You can also freeze these cookies and reheat them later (10 minutes in an oven preheated to 160 degrees C).
Gluten-Free Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies
You will need the following ingredients for your gluten free low FODMAP peanut butter chocolate chip cookies:
- 225g salted butter
- 225g caster sugar
- 2 egg yolks (or one egg – but two yolks gives a more chewy, cookie-ish consistency)
- 2tbsp peanut butter
- 250g gluten free self-raising flour (or add 3tsp baking powder to plain flour)
- 1tsp xanthan gum
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 50g gluten free oats
- 100g dark chocolate drops or chopped dark chocolate
Gluten-free Peanut Choc Chip Cookies: The Recipe:
1. First, mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then mix in the egg, a little at a time.
2. Sieve in the flour and xanthan gum, add the peanut butter, oats and vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Lastly, add your chocolate chips and mix until well combined into a thick dough… See the picture of the cookie dough below.
4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
5. Next, roll the cookie dough into balls, a little smaller than golf ball size. Put the balls onto a baking sheet, well spaced apart.
6. Bake your cookies for around 12 minutes, until they are slightly brown at the edges. They will look a bit undercooked in the middle – that’s okay.
7. Cool the cookies on the tray for 2 – 3 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
Tips and Tricks for your Gluten-free Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies:
The aim is to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with a slightly soft, chewy centre. This is harder to achieve with a gluten free recipe! The use of egg yolks, oats, peanut butter and xanthan gum should help to give more of a chewy texture, but the most important thing is not to leave them in the oven too long – if you do, they’ll still be delicious, but they’ll have more of a crunchy biscuit texture.
Another thing that helps with the chewy texture is putting the cookie dough onto the baking sheet in balls rather than dough that’s already rolled flat – so make sure you don’t skip that step!
To keep things low- FODMAP, make sure you use dark chocolate chips. Also ensure that your peanut butter doesn’t contain high-FODMAP ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup.