Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I was flipping through one of my holiday cookie publications recently, when I stumbled upon a recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.  Made with no flour and only 3 simple ingredients, I was intrigued by how seemingly easy these cookies were.  Not only are these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies easy to make, they are super tasty too.  I was pleasantly surprised at how something so simple can be so incredible!  The result is a soft and chewy cookie that is perfectly peanut buttery.  While perfect as-is, a cup of chocolate chips or chopped peanuts would be a delicious addition to this recipe.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Yields: 24 cookies
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, sugar and egg together until blended. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up the dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet and flatten with the tines of a fork, creating a cross-hatch pattern. (Tip: It is helpful to spray fork with cooking spray to keep it from sticking to cookie).
  4. Bake for 8 minutes (Note: Be careful not to overbake, otherwise it will result in a crisper cookie). Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Adapted from Taste of Home: Holiday Cookies


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  1. It doesn’t get any easier than that! I bet they melt in your mouth 🙂

  2. Yum! Those look delicious, I have to try soon!

  3. Usually I consider all the other ingredients as interference between me and my peanut butter so this is my kind of cookie! 🙂

  4. Yum, these look great! I bet they have a nice, strong peanut butter flavor!

  5. I’m a little surprised at how easy these are to make.

  6. I made these cookies before, they are great!

  7. How amazingly simple, especially for those g-free people out there. Great post!

  8. adelerose says:

    I just made these- thanks for the inspiration! I put reese’s chips and m&m’s in them to kick it up a notch, so my cross-hatch pattern didn’t come out, but they are delicious!

  9. I’m really intrigued by these – can’t wait to try them and maybe add chocolate chips too 🙂

  10. They really look simple and delicious.

  11. These look fantastic. Nothing like a good peanut butter cookie.

  12. How easy are these?! And only 3 ingredients? Might have to whip up a batch right now =)

  13. I have never made flourless cookies! These look fantastic, I’m going to have to try them out. I love peanut butter cookies so much! 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting this. I have been searching and searching for this recipe. I found it once but didnt make it a favorite. This is a peanut butter cookie lover’s dream.

  15. yummy:):):):):):):):):):):):):):)