Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies in the Microwave!

United States
September 16, 2015 11:30am CST
Not too long ago, I made these cookies (see photo to the right side). Living in a Motel, we don't have an oven. So, when I mentioned I wanted to make us some cookies as a sweet snack, my boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy and asked how I was going to bake cookies without an oven. I looked at him with a grin on my face and simply said "Microwave". Again, he just looked at me like I was crazy. So, I got up and began to make them! All I did was make a mixture of about half a jar peanut butter, maybe about half a cup granulated sugar, and an egg. I eyeballed it, so I can't give you exact measurements. I just added the sugar in until I got a nice consistency to where I could roll into balls. Then, I simply rolled them into balls and flattened them out a bit with a fork on a microwavable plate. NOTE: Do NOT put a cookie in the middle of the plate, as it will burn. Just make a circle of cookies on the plate. Next, I stuck them into the microwave for about 5 minutes, and let cool. If after you let them cool and the consistency isn't that of a cookie, or if it's mushy, simply stick them back in the microwave about a minute at a time. My boyfriend was impressed! The texture of the cookie was perfect and they tasted like peanut butter cookies! He was also shocked that they were gluten-free. That's right... NO flour used! Gluten-free!
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13 responses
• United States
16 Sep 15
Thats great Angel! Good you are making the most of what you have to make stuff! That was pretty ingenious of you. Yeah it is hard without a stove too I know as you know I had that situation for a long time. Hey next time could you put some oatmeal raisin cookies? Those would be gluten free too.
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• United States
16 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView Oh yum, I think oatmeal raisin cookies would come out good this way.
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• United States
16 Sep 15
@Angelee_27 Yeah dont know if you like those or your hubby. Hey you could have a bunch of new types of cookies..even write a book called Motel Cookies haha
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• United States
16 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView Motel cookies, haha! Sounds like a brand name.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
16 Sep 15
Wow, they seem tasty, I would like to try them.
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@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 15
You appear to really ingenious just like my mom .You would become a good mom to your children I believe
@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 15
by the way don't you live with your parents??
• United States
16 Sep 15
@mkrnex Thanks for the compliment friend! No, I live with my boyfriend in a Motel.
@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 15
@Angelee_27 What is a motel actually is it a small hotel??like 1 star
@1creekgirl (10351)
• United States
17 Sep 15
I've made this recipe many times for my son-in-law who is gluten intolerant but I have't put them in the microwave. I use one cup peanut butter, one cup sugar, one egg, and one tsp vanilla. They really are good...glad yours turned out well in the microwave!
• United States
17 Sep 15
Hmm... haven't tried adding vanilla to peanut butter cookies. I'll have to give that a try. I love vanilla!
@1creekgirl (10351)
• United States
17 Sep 15
@Angelee_27 You can also add in some chocolate chips.
• Mexico
17 Sep 15
They do look so nice for no-oven cookies! And I also like the fact that those are gluten free. Good you are making a very good use of what you have at hand :)
• United States
17 Sep 15
Thanks! Yes, I can get very creative when I need to!
@marlina (73881)
• Canada
16 Sep 15
Did you think of this way of making cookies by yourself?
• United States
16 Sep 15
I did. However, afterwards I looked up microwaving cookies and seen that there are some recipes for sweets like cookies, cakes, and brownies that you can make in the microwave. It's really cool.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
16 Sep 15
It's amazing what you can do with a creative mind.
• United States
16 Sep 15
@suziecat7 It sure is, it was my first time making cookies in the microwave too. So, I had my doubts and was afraid of them not turning out right myself. I still acted like I knew what I was doing in front of my boyfriend though, haha! Don't tell me I can't do something! LOL
@sharon6345 (126370)
• United States
16 Sep 15
I would sure not mind trying that out if it did not need sugar. I am trying to cut down and those sound good to me.
• United States
16 Sep 15
@sharon6345 Yeah, they are healthy as far as gluten-free but they are not sugar free unfortunately.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
5 May 16
How on earth do you afford to live in a motel. They cost a small fortune.
• Chennai, India
20 Nov 15
Wow. That's really fantastic. I just knew that we can make cookies in microwave oven. Already somewhere I read that we can make peanut butter ourselves. (Take some groundnuts and little groundnut oil. Put them in a mixer and beat it into butter consistency. That's it.) Now your idea makes it better. But unfortunately nobody except me in my home likes cookies. They are all fond of hot and spicy snacks. Since I am an odd man in the crowd, always my choice is ignored. Most of the time I have to prepare myself what I like. The good point is I don't have to share with anyone.
@shaggin (36924)
• United States
17 Sep 15
Wow I never would have expected that to work so reading that you were successful with this recipe you created is awesome. I am not sure if I would bother to try it as I do have an oven but I will try to remember this in case I ever run out of propane and have a craving for peanut butter cookies! It looks like they stuck to the plate a little bit?
@gudheart (12752)
17 Sep 15
Sounds really nice, I have never tried to make them in the microwave before :D
• United States
16 Sep 15
there's lots 'f schtuff ya can cook in the nuker - from these sorta cookies to lava cakes. i've celiac disease 'n rely quite a bit on peanut butter 'n naners fer many 'f my treats. don't do 'em in the nuker though...jest 've a horror to what that thingy does to food. but, congrats!!