Easy, Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

One of the things I love most about the holidays is baking cookies. 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 flourless peanut butter cookies. I’ve been trying to do gluten-free for a while now, for health reasons, and I’ve found some great recipes to try. These are the easiest cookies ever and only require a few ingredients, that you probably already have in your pantry, plus they taste great. You’d never know they were gluten-free.

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Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 dozen small cookies


  • 1 cup sugar I don't like my cookies real sweet so I used 3/4 cup
  • 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 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • *I added 3 heaping teaspoons Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter to my regular peanut butter.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until well combined. Scoop or spoon onto parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet. Use fork to flatten mounds and make crosshatch marks.
  2. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit for 1-2 minutes before moving cookies to baking racks to cool further.
  3. *you could sprinkle course salt on top before baking or add chocolate chips to batter.


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I’ve made these a few times over the past month and wanted to share some things I learned. The 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, much better IMHO. I may be daring the next time and try 1/2  cup…I know, I’m such a rebel. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also tried course salt sprinkled on top before baking and we added some chocolate chips into the batter (at my husband’s request). All were good but I liked them less sugar, no salt and no chips the best. That is what’s great about this recipe, you can change it up and make them the way you like.

What is your favorite cookie recipe? Are you willing to try gluten-free cookies?

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  1. MaryJean
    Monday,December 8, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    Hi K! They sound similar to my Peanut Butter Blossoms. They are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss pressed in the center right after taking them out of the oven. No flour in these either.
    Gotta start my cookie baking soon.
    Our little Killian baked a cake for my birthday yesterday (with some help from his mommy). It’s so cute how the little ones love birthdays even if it isn’t their birthday!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 9, 2014 / 8:02 pm

      I love Peanut Butter Blossoms! My favorite cookie. I don’t think I ever made them without flour though.

      It sounds like you had a great birthday and I’m sure it was so much fun celebrating with your grandson.
      Thanks for stopping in today.

  2. Thursday,December 11, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    I love anything peanut butter and these cookies sound especially delicious! I LOVE that there are only four ingredients. That is fantastic! If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you’d drop this (and anything else you’d like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove DIY and recipe link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 12, 2014 / 12:26 am

      I am the same way Nicole. I’m not really a sweets person but I love peanut butter (and easy recipes). ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks for stopping by and for the invite to your link party. Heading over right now.


  3. Thursday,December 11, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Did not know it worked without flour! I really want to try this…thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 12, 2014 / 12:23 am

      They are really so easy Pam! Hope you try them…you will love them. Thanks for hosting Thursday Blog Hop and for stopping in.


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