Only five ingredients needed to make these flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate!
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!
Ingredients For Peanut Butter Cookies
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
- Baking Soda
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.
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!
Looking For More Peanut Butter Treats?
Check out these snacks!
- Chocolate peanut butter fat bombs – creamy sugar free peanut butter dipped in chocolate.
- Peanut butter pretzel bites – creamy filling mixed with a crunchy texture from the pretzels, and of course the chocolate coating is an added bonus!
- Peanut butter brownies, just because – These brownies have a fudge base and a delicious swirl of peanut butter topping that folds into this decadent dessert!
- Easy peanut butter bars – sturdy bars with peanut butter chips and peanuts are perfect for packing in a lunch or bringing to a potluck.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Five ingredients needed to make these flourless peanut butter cookies. Keep them simple with the traditional criss-cross pattern or add chocolate!
- 1 cup peanut butter, creamy
- 3/4 cup brown sugar*
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- chocolate stars or wafers (optional)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies in before baking (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
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.
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.
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.
Low sugar option! Use a sugar-free alternative like monk fruit or erythritol, brown sugar versions.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g
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Cookies from Food Network.
One of my best friends eats gluten free, when I saw these on facebook, I knew I HAD to make her a batch of these!! Well — she didn’t get the *whole* batch (cough cough) they are DELICIOUS!! I will make these again!!
Jennifer A Stewart
It always amazes me that I can make cookies without flour! Thank goodness I love peanut butter because I can’t stop eating these!
I can’t believe that there’s no flour in these beauties and I can’t wait to make them. I have all of the ingredients and agree cookies should be a household staple!
This the best cookie recipe, I’ve made it several times and it’s always a winner!!
I just made these…waiting on them to cool…..i hope they are as good as they look….thank you for the share…
Enjoy Renee!! You’ll love these cookies!
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…
I’m always amazed when I see a cookie recipe without flour! I must try these!
I could use a few of these right now , they really look delicious! Just can’t resist chocolate and peanut. Thanks for sharing.
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
You just can’t go wrong with a good homemade peanut butter cookie! And I love that you didn’t use flour in these. 🙂
I always buy the natural peanut butter now. These sound perfectly peanut buttery.
My wife would like these cookies. We are always looking for gluten-free options.
AiPing | Curious Nut
Wow flourless cookie… just plenty of peanut butter goodness. I like that.
Thank you, AiPing!
Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
Love the short ingredient list! Yum!
Just real food in this recipe! So nice, right?!
Ali @ Home & Plate
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.
You can also freeze the dough and just bake a couple when you feel like treating yourself!
Petro @ Creative Homemaking
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.
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!