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.

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 (gasp) powdered, or whatever healthy alternative is happening at the moment. No.

Just regular people peanut butter. That doesn’t need to be stirred because gross oil floats on top. Vom.


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’ll do me.

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

So the thing with these cookies…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 crunch 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 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. Hafta.

When you’re baking them, 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 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.


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Shelly


If you love peanut butter, these are for you. These are soft, sweet cookies, with no flour needed!


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


  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.


Store airtight for up to 3 days.

14 Responses

  1. Anna

    I’m baking for a friend with gluten and egg allergies, can I use unsweetened applesauce as a sub? Any other egg substitute suggestions?

  2. Bridget

    Since there are only two of us in this house, (and forever watching what we eat, it’s a shame really), can you recommend making the balls and freezing them, and just baking a few at a time? OR in the alternative, freezing the baked cookies? I prefer the former, as there is nothing like the just baked cookie smell!

    1. Shelly

      You can easily make the dough, form the balls and crisscross them. THEN place them on a baking sheet and freeze the whole pan. Once they’re frozen pop them into a large ziptop bag and they will be ready to place on a baking sheet whenever you’d like to bake them! I use this method for all the cookie dough I freeze! You can bake them frozen, or let them thaw out. If you bake them frozen, obviously they will need to go a few more minutes in the oven 🙂

  3. toni ritchey

    tried this recipe for the first time this evening. i cannot get how good they are and how super easy! this is a keeper recipe for me! thanks!

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