Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Only five ingredients needed to make these flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate!

Simple flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate! The Foodie Affair

I have several drinks lined up to share using this homemade raspberry syrup, but I’m skipping right over them for these awesome soft and tender flourless peanut butter cookies! I just can’t keep these delicious treats to myself for a moment longer!

It has been years since I made peanut butter cookies. The last batch I baked was probably when my kids were little and they’re in their twenties now! Psshh, cookies should be a staple around here!

Simple flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate! The Foodie Affair

All I can remember about the recipe I used in the past that it was super simple, deliciously peanut-y, and made without flour. Seems odd to not add flour, but with thick gooey peanut butter it’s not needed! Peanut butter, sugar, an egg, vanilla, and baking soda are the only ingredients in this cookie.

Does it get any simpler?! This is the classic (old-fashioned?) cookie I remember baking! I squished a piece of leftover Christmas chocolate right smack in the middle, and I also baked plain cookies with the crisscross pattern made with a fork.

Simple flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate! The Foodie Affair

We keep two types of peanut butter stocked in our house. I like the all-natural kind that is made with peanuts and a little sea salt. Alan always buys no-brand peanut butter that is probably made with peanut flavoring (haha!). If we’re shopping together I get right behind him and swap it for Jif or Skippy, which is now what we have in the pantry and what I used for this recipe!

This is the cookie you want if you are looking for an easy and flavorful treat!

Simple flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate! The Foodie Affair

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • chocolate stars or wafers (optional)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies in before baking (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl beat with a mixer the peanut butter, sugar and baking soda until the ingredients are incorporated. Blend in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Scoop small balls of the dough and roll into granulated sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet and gently press chocolate in the middle of each cookie or lightly press with a fork and form a crisscross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Notes
I forgot to preheat my oven so put the dough in the freezer while waiting for the oven to get to the correct temperature. This is not reflected in the directions.

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Simple peanut butter cookies baked without flour! You only need four ingredients to make these peanuty cookies! The Foodie Affair

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Simple flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate!! The Foodie Affair
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14 Comments en Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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    January 28, 2016

    Sandra, these cookies look amazing! I’m so intrigued by the flourless factor so I must give this a try soon! Hope they’ll end up as cute and delicious as yours.

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      January 31, 2016

      Thank you, Petro! These are such easy cookies to make. Let me know when you make them. I want to hear how they turned out for you!

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    January 28, 2016

    What a pretty cookie. I am such a fan of peanut butter cookies but can’t get anyone to eat them in my house. I will have to save this recipe for when I have company to help me eat them.

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      January 31, 2016

      You can also freeze the dough and just bake a couple when you feel like treating yourself!

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    January 28, 2016

    Wow flourless cookie… just plenty of peanut butter goodness. I like that.

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    January 29, 2016

    My wife would like these cookies. We are always looking for gluten-free options.

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    Christie says:
    January 29, 2016

    I always buy the natural peanut butter now. These sound perfectly peanut buttery.

  6. avatar
    January 30, 2016

    You just can’t go wrong with a good homemade peanut butter cookie! And I love that you didn’t use flour in these. 🙂

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    Immaculate says:
    January 30, 2016

    I could use a few of these right now , they really look delicious! Just can’t resist chocolate and peanut. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah says:
    February 1, 2016

    I’m always amazed when I see a cookie recipe without flour! I must try these!

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    February 4, 2016

    I love these cookies and even better gluten-free. You can’t believe the torture I am going through as I have just given up sugar for a couple of weeks… will have to make that after my torture has ended…

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