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.

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

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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Cindy
October 29, 2021 8:48 pm

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

Letha Schluterbush
October 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
September 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
July 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
April 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
March 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!!

Karen Powell
February 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
June 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Reply to  Karen Powell

Okay, KAREN.

sheila
November 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
February 7, 2021 10:56 am

I add brown sugar and peanut butter powder

Naomi
December 9, 2020 11:48 am

These are great with brown sugar 😉

Diane
October 16, 2020 3:23 pm

Not happy, fall apart as soon as you bite into the cookie☹️

Lindsay Coonan
August 31, 2020 8:15 am

Super quick and delicious! I put them on a piece of parchment and cooked them in my air fryer for 6 minutes at 350. I was to lazy to preheat my oven:)

Janet T.
July 24, 2020 5:01 pm

Thanks Shelly, this is a great recipe! Used Laura Scudder’s natural crunchy peanut butter. So easy and quick, but best of all, SO delicious!!

Jenene Hinson
July 21, 2020 12:20 pm

What modifications need to be made to bake these in high altitudes? I live in Colorado and when I baked these, they were super flat.

Jenene Hinson
July 20, 2020 9:09 pm

I live in high altitude, in Colorado. How do I modify this so my cookies aren’t flat?

Dea Brayden
August 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Reply to  Jenene Hinson

I live in the Denver area and just made these – as one reviewer suggested with 1/2 the sugar, and then I rolled them in some sugar, because why not! I had crunchy Jif on hand. Mmmm. They were not flat. Perfect. Careful not to overcook. Thanks for this recipe, Shelly! Making them again today and adding in mini choc. chips

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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