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Easy, Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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So yummy and totally easy flourless peanut butter cookie recipe.

One of the things that I love to do during the holidays is bake.

Whether it’s Roger’s favorite Toffee Bars or our favorite Christmas morning recipe, Nutella Crescent Rolls, there’s never a shortage of sweets to eat. 

4 cookies stacked on top of each other on a black and white cloth napkin for this easy flourless peanut butter cookie recipe

Since I hurt my back, I’m not able to bake as much as I like but this year I’ve already baked, and ate, a couple of batches of peanut butter cookies.

Actually they are gluten free peanut butter cookies.

adding lightly beaten egg to peanut butter cookie batter

I’ve been trying to do gluten free for a while now, for health reasons, and I’ve found some great recipes to try (like these cookies).

They are the easiest cookies ever and only require a few ingredients, that you probably already have in your pantry.

Not only are they easy but they also taste great. You’d never know they were gluten free.

scooping peanut butter cookie batter onto parchment paper
peanut butter cookies baking on a cookie sheet for an easy flourless peanut butter cookie recipe

I’ve made these a few times over the past month and wanted to share some of the things that I learned in the process.

This recipe calls for 1 cup sugar but I thought they were very sweet so I cut it to 3/4 cup the last time I made them.

They were so much better, IMHO.

removing freshly baked peanut butter cookies from baking sheet with spatula

I also tried course salt sprinkled on top before baking, and we added some chocolate chips into the batter.

All were good but I liked them less sugar, no salt and no chips the best.

That’s what I love about this recipe, you can change it up and make them the way you like.

warm peanut butter cookies cooling on rack

What is your favorite cookie recipe?

Are you willing to try gluten-free cookies?

4 peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other for this easy peanut butter cookie recipe
Yield: 2 dozen small cookies

Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

An easy flourless peanut butter cookie with just 4 ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter, I used Smucker's Natural. I've read that some natural peanut butters may be too oily. I had no problems
  • 1 cup sugar, I don't like my cookies real sweet so I used 3/4 cup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • *I added 3 heaping teaspoons Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter to my regular peanut butter.
  • Course salt (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until well combined.
  3. Scoop or spoon onto parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet.
  4. Use fork to flatten mounds and make crosshatch marks.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Let sit for 1-2 minutes before moving cookies to baking racks to cool further.


*you could sprinkle course salt on top before baking or add chocolate chips to batter.

Nutrition Information:


8 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137 per serving

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