Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips are a favorite of ours

Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge that uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient.  Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes.  Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.

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January’s challenge:  The special mystery ingredient is oatmeal!  Oatmeal and peanut butter got me thinking…

For my contribution to January’s Peanut Butter Bash, I chose to make my Uncle Byron’s Oatmeal Cookies that can be found in my book, The Gluten-Free Way: My Way.

Normally, I make this recipe with Crasins and chocolate chip cookies as it is in my book.

Since this is for the Peanut Butter Bash, I used both chocolate chips as well as Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. I had planned on adding the Crasins. Unfortunately, we are out. So, I added extra chocolate chips. I used just 1/4 cup of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips so that the peanut butter did not overwhelm the oatmeal.


Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips (Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan)


Here is the recipe for the Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips
Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 3 dozen
These cookies are great and do not taste different just because they are gluten-free.
  • ½ cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (140 grams) gluten-free flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup nuts (optional)
  • ½ cup raisins or Crasins (optional)
  • ¼ cup gluten-free chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly grease cookie sheet (or use a silicone baking mat).
  3. Cream together the shortening and brown sugar.
  4. Add all dry ingredients except for the oats.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add the milk, vanilla, and egg. (Do not over beat.)
  7. After all is mixed well, add in oats and raisins (Crasins, chocolate chips, Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, or nuts).
  8. Spoon rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Note 1: Gluten free flours vary and cookies may spread out some.
Note 2: Dairy free milk and butter may be used. Cookies may be slightly different in color due to the differences in consistencies of milk.
Note 3: May be made egg free using an egg substitute.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.

Remember, gluten free does not have to equal taste free.

Please share with those that love peanut butter using #peanutbutterbash.  Come join us for our monthly Peanut Butter Bash fun.  I look forward to seeing what you create in the next Peanut Butter Bash adventure!

19 thoughts on “Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips”

    1. Hi Emma! Gluten free baking is not always easy. Once you figure out your flour preferences, it does tend to get a lot better. We have a grain mill so most of our flours are freshly milled. It is amazing how being able to control how fine or coarse the grind is adds to the final product. These cookies are indeed a great place to start. 😀 There are more recipes included in my book (linked above in the post). Happy gluten free baking in 2015! ~Adrienne

    1. Miranda, gluten free is all I know (since 2001). I am glad you are enjoying my recipes. I’m looking forward to next month’s challenge! ~Adrienne

  1. Hi fellow blogelina classmate. Glad to come across your blog. I’m really interested in recipes that are gluten free as I know a few people who live a gluten free lifestyle.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Lerie! If you have any questions about gluten free living, please ask me. I would love to help. Your site looks wonderful (especially your Guilt Free Ice Cream)! ~Adrienne

    1. Yes, Lerie, there is gluten-free vanilla! It all depends upon what type of alcohol is used to make the vanilla that usually determines if it is gluten-free or not. We purchase the Kirkland Signature (Costco’s brand) of Madagascar Pure Vanilla. I love how strong of a flavor it has compared to the imitation vanillas that hardly smell like vanilla at all.

  2. I’m so excited to find this party! I’m new to gltuen-free cooking, so I will be searching here for ideas. I’m trying to start a GF community on my website. I have started a weekly on It’s brand new, but I hope it will become a great resource as it grows. I would love it if you (and your followers) visited and shared some of your great ideas each week. I hope to see you there.

    1. Thanks for the comments! Let me know how your community goes on your site. Sounds interesting. Perhaps something for me to look into joining.

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