Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Recipes that are naturally gluten-free used to be a rarity to me, but now I find myself coming across them more and more often. Since no one in my household is gluten-free, I don't find it necessary to buy products to cook with that fit that lifestyle. But since my brother and one of my best friends follow gluten-free diet restrictions, when I come across a recipe that allows me to meet their needs and not have to go out of my way, I'm all over it.

Who knew that Nutella was gluten-free? I was so excited when I found this recipe and I immediately wanted to make them and bring them over to my brother. He ate all but one in a single sitting. Peanut butter and Nutella are a combination that need to be recognized more often. Forget bananas and jelly, Nutella is where it's at. Seriously, these are mouthwatering and super addicting. Even your non-gluten-free dessert lovers will enjoy these. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • Sea salt, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In large bowl, stir peanut butter together with sugar, egg and vanilla until combined. Scoop onto prepared baking sheet using cookie scoop. Bake 10 minutes, until cookies have slightly flattened and are not shiny. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on baking sheet.

Press thumb into the center of the warm cookie or use the back of a utensil to create an indentation. Spoon in 1/2 teaspoon Nutella into hole and sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Serve.

Source: The Savvy Kitchen

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