Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies! So much peanut butter packed into one soft cookie!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are for TRUE peanut butter fanatics! There’s so much peanut butter packed into each cookie.

My Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is so easy and naturally gluten free!

I’ve heard there are people out there who don’t like peanut butter. Is that a thing? That people don’t LIKE it? I can’t seem to process…

Of course I understand if one has an allergy to peanut butter…that’s a totally different conversation. But to not like the taste? HOWWWW WHYYYY? Obviously, I am firmly on board with peanut butter. Like the totally standard Skippy, or Jif, not the “natural” or powdered. Just regular-people peanut butter. That doesn’t need to be stirred because oil floats on top. Also never crunchy. Always creamy forever and forever.

I’m sorry, please don’t send me hate. I’m just passionate about my unhealthy choices. I am who I am.

How to bake this Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

So the thing with this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe…there are only 4 ingredients, so they’re packed with peanut butter flavor. And I will answer your questions ahead of time here:

  • I don’t know if you can make these with natural peanut butter. If you try, report back and let me know.
  • I am sure you can make these with other nut butters. But I haven’t. So I am giving you my best bakers guess.
  • You could certainly make these with Cookie Butter (Biscoff). Then invite me over for a tasting party…k?
  • You can NOT make these with Nutella. It’s a shame.
  • You CAN use crunchy peanut butter. I mean, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies! So much peanut butter packed into one soft cookie!

The peanut butter cookie dough is super simple. Again, it’s only four ingredients.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies! So much peanut butter packed into one soft cookie!

And of course you have to make the classic criss cross pattern when you’re making peanut butter cookies. Hafta.

When you’re baking these flourless peanut butter cookies on your cookie sheet, be careful not to over-bake. The idea is to keep them soft. The texture of these is tender, and baking them until they are crunchy will make them extra crumbly and not great.

Plus, we all know soft cookie > hard cookie.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies! So much peanut butter packed into one soft cookie!

If you love peanut butter, these flourless peanut butter cookies are gonna be your fave. If you don’t, make THESE instead.

And I’m no stranger to a good peanut butter cookie recipe, I’ve got lots here on my site. BUT If you like a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie, I HIGHLY recommend my Perfect Soft Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are for TRUE peanut butter fanatics! An easy peanut butter cookie recipe with so much peanut butter packed into each cookie!


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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together the peanut butter and sugar on medium speed until combined and creamy. Add in the egg and baking soda, and mix on medium until smooth.
  3. Using a medium (2 tablespoon sized) cookie scoop, portion out the dough and roll into balls. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork to press the dough down creating a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the cookies are set at the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Store airtight for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

1 Cookie
120
10.4 g
112.1 mg
7.2 g
12.2 g
3.4 g
9.3 mg

Keywords: cookies, peanut butter, peanut butter cookie recipe, easy cookie recipe, quick cookies

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Mary
Apr 27, 2022 10:35 pm

I did not make these, but my student brought them in to class this morning while they were taking the SBAC, me and the other proctor had three each. They were absolutely amazing. So she sent me the recipe and guess what I’m doing tonight?

Jacqueline
Apr 16, 2022 1:03 pm

Shelly!!! This cookie recipe is AMAZING!! My entire family absolutely is obsessed with them to the point that they have been arguing if there is flour in it! Thank you so much for the recipe, this has been the best peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had!!!!

Patti
Mar 1, 2022 2:14 pm

I just made these with monk fruit instead of sugar and Ewww don’t do this! I’ve done it with regular sugar and loved them. Being on weight watchers I decided to try it with the very expressive monk fruit. ‍♀️

Cynthia Horvath
Feb 6, 2022 9:13 am

I added less sugar and 2 1\2 tbsp peanut butter powder. Then melted 2 tbsp of butter added that because the dough was to crumbly to stick together. Turned out perfect. They’re delicious. Baked a couple minutes longer. My cookies were a good size.

Melissa
Jan 7, 2022 11:10 pm

Awesome! Only modification I do is add 2 tbs of powdered peanut butter to the batter. It gives them more of a crispy shortbread texture. They are the best in the world ( to me) after that addition!! TY TY I’ve tried many …MANY pb cookie recipes w/gluten and without. The BEST!! My 2 cents on the natural pb debate- I started really reading the ingredients and some branda add copious amounts of soybean oil!?! So really read labels!
I don’t want soybean oil in my natural!

Patricia
Jan 2, 2022 2:58 am

We made these with natural peanut butter and they we’re great.

Cindy
Oct 29, 2021 8:48 pm

made these followed the instructions.
Had to bake them 11 minutes
They are good!

Letha Schluterbush
Oct 5, 2021 7:59 pm

Just made these. Wonderful! I wonder if you could make a thumb print in the middle and put a little jelly in?

allrecipesweb
Sep 12, 2021 2:30 am

These are the very best! Just a tip: I make them with a whole jar of peanut butter (which is 1 1/2c). I use 1 1/2c sugar, 1 1/2 t baking soda, but still 1 egg. Delicious — and you don’t have to measure the pb!

Mlillico
Jul 4, 2021 1:46 pm

Hi! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Has anyone tried freezing them once they’re baked? My parents don’t get through a lot of treats so they like to extend the shelf life.

Sharon
May 6, 2021 7:25 pm

These are the very best! Just a tip: I make them with a whole jar of peanut butter (which is 1 1/2c). I use 1 1/2c sugar, 1 1/2 t baking soda, but still 1 egg. Delicious — and you don’t have to measure the pb!

Katie D
Apr 28, 2021 7:20 am

Hi Shelly. I made your craisin pistachio bliss bars and they were a hit. Thank you! I was wondering: which of your peanut butter cookie recipes results in the chewiest cookie? Every peanut butter cookie recipe I try results in cookies that are too crumbly or brittle. I am looking for a peanut cookie that could bend they are so chewy. Do you have anything like that?

Shelby
Mar 25, 2021 11:55 am

I’m looking for tender and melt in your mouth, not necessarily chewy, peanut butter cookies. What is the texture of these like? Thanks!!

Gail
Dec 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Reply to  Shelby

Tender melt in your mouth peanut butter cookie … you’ll love these.

Karen Powell
Feb 17, 2021 8:58 pm

Because of the way you put down everyone who likes “natural” peanut butter, I am choosing not to view anything at all in your website.

Rooni Tunes
May 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Reply to  Karen Powell

I don’t think Shelly put down anyone who likes “natural” peanut butter; she merely stated her preference for the stuff most of us grew up with as kids. And further down, you’ll find folks who tried this recipe with “natural” peanut butter and had good results. I haven’t tried the recipe myself, but I’m looking forward to giving it a go!

Jennifer Richardson
Jun 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Reply to  Karen Powell

Okay, KAREN.

sheila
Nov 6, 2021 6:17 pm
Reply to  Karen Powell

sorry but the cheapest peanut butter works the best for baking cookies… only time my grand mother or great grand mother had store bought peanut butter was baking season other than that it peanut butter was hand ground using a mortar & pestle for sandwiches and celery sticks… so how natural is the stuff people like you “Karen” buy in your local grocery store???????

Kathy Eger
Feb 7, 2021 10:56 am

I add brown sugar and peanut butter powder

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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