December 15, 2017

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies |

I have a little story to tell about how I came to know these delightfully gluten-free goodies.

You may know that I’m a baker.  You may also know that I attempt to homeschool and that we have eight sons.  You *might* even have caught on that I truly aspire to be a real runner.

But one thing I’m not is a techy.  Sure, I’ve learned a bit about HTML and how to write and insert links and maybe even where in the world to insert code so that it shows up exactly where I want it without causing the whole site to go down in flames, but I’ve had a teacher.

I hired my teacher quite some time ago to design this here blog, and since then, she’s been teaching me to fish.  And since then, I’ve kept her busy with more projects like designing an eBook layout, and two more websites, 42DaystoFit, and BigFamilyFood.  She’s Fabulous, and I only use capitalized words correctly or to  make a point.

So, the cookies!  The cookies, you’re asking?

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies |

Yes.  One night, Joy, the geeky (she calls herself that, so I can, too), super-techy, homeschooling, gluten-free mother of three who blogs at Five J’s, was up late helping me put together a few finishing touches on a new site. (Yes, she’s Super Woman!) And while I was busy inserting code and links (that she taught me how to do), she excused herself to whip up a batch of these cookies in her kitchen, and when she came back to chat at the computer, she was thoroughly enjoying her chocolate fix.

And she was so nice to share the recipe with me (and all of you).

Of course I made them, because I am indeed, slowly adding gluten-free recipes to our family menu.  And well, Joy is right!  These cookies are amazing.  Somehow slightly crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside…they’re perfect!

Oh, and the boys like them, too!

Thanks for teaching me to fish, Joy.  And thanks for sharing your delicious cookie recipe!

Intrigued and want to learn more about my friend, Joy?

Joy’s motto for parenting, homeschooling, and even business is “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” And that’s what is all about — teaching our children to “fish.”


  1. I made these today and took them to my mom and dad who just moved in next door. They are so good! We all loved them! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. I made these the same day I got the email. They are so delicious! I think I will experiment next time with PB2 or another type of dried peanut butter. You just mix with water and it is like the real thing. Also I made the mistake of using mini chocate chips because I was out of the regular size. It wasn’t bad, but I could tell it needed bigger pieces of chocolate. So yummy and my son loves them!

  3. My daughter just made these. YUM!!!! A keeper recipe! Thanks!

    • Aren’t they amazing!?! I went to the pantry last night to get out the stuff to make them, and I was so sad to find out I didn’t have enough brown sugar!!! 🙂

  4. Oh my heavens!! Honestly, when I stirred the ingredients together I wasn’t too hopeful. And I only made 1/2 batch in case of disaster. What emerged from the oven was nothing short of amazing. Not only were they absolutely delicious, but they were gorgeous too! Yes, I know that sounds backwards, but very often I can make tasty food that doesn’t have much visual appeal. So, to have both, what a gift! Straight out of the oven they were chewy with crisy edges. Perfect. Not sure what they will be like in an hour, and I’m willing to bet there won’t be any left to find out. Definitely a keeper!

  5. These look delicious and would be an awesome item as a gift. you can’t go wrong with healthy cookies, chocolate chip cookies for that matter!

  6. WOW…these are yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. A keeper in our house for sure!

  7. These look delicious. What kind of oats did you use? Do you think it matters? We have just regular old rolled oats that we buy in bulk. Thanks 🙂

  8. About to make these 🙂 So excited… they sound delicious!

  9. I’ve made these *ahem* several times now, and they are always a hit with my family! Great recipe, Brandy!


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