Makes 1-1/2 dozen cookies Difficulty
1 cup gf flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (warm not hot) 1-1/2 cups creamy gf peanut butter 2 cups brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
In a medium bowl, combine gf flour and baking soda. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, peanut butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the roasted hazelnuts.
Line a 9"x13" baking pan with plastic wrap or wax paper. Using a spring loaded ice cream scoop, form the dough into balls and drop onto the wax paper (in one layer). Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on top of the first layer and repeat process with the remaining batter. Transfer to the freezer and let freeze until solid, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking pad. Place 9 frozen cookies on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are golden but not dark brown. Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. (The cookies will be pretty fragile at this point.)
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Repeat process with remaining cookies or see tips below for freezing them for later use.
Baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
If you want to save some of these cookies to bake at a later date (an emergency snack or dessert for the kids, for example) transfer the frozen cookie “balls” to a freezer-safe plastic bag and freeze until you are ready to bake. When that cookie craving strikes, remove as many cookies as you’d like and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake, direct from the freezer, for 12-15 minutes at 375°F. Let cool 5 minutes and devour!
We used The Gluten Free Pantry’s Country French Bread Mix Flour for the gf flour in this recipe. To purchase this product please click the link below in the Recommended Tools section.