Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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In my quest for gluten-free recipes, particularly those recipes that take ingredients I would expect in most pantries, I found this recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. This was a very easy and delicious recipe to make. You’ll need shelf-stable peanut butter for this – not the natural, peanut-only butter that you have to keep in the fridge. Luckily for me, I usually have both around – natural peanut butter for my toast, and pantry peanut butter for cooking/baking.

flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, unbaked, on a cookie sheet
flourless peanut butter cookie dough

I’m really, really glad I made these cookies. They were incredibly easy and fast to make. Alex thought they were richer than normal peanut butter cookies, which makes sense to me – there’s no flour to cut the peanut butter and sugar! The texture was a little sandy, which I liked. The cookies were just as much a candy as a cookie. I shared these cookies with my friends, who all enjoyed them, even amid other, normal snacks. They are tasty cookies, and I wouldn’t guess that they were gluten-free unless someone told me. I’m not always in the mood for peanut butter, but if I am, I would make these again.

flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, baked, on a cookie sheet

Want other gluten-free cookie recipes? Try Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, Dark Chocolate Macaroons, Chocolate Puddle Cookies, or Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A quick and delicious peanut butter cookie recipe that happens to be gluten-free!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Author: Leona Konkel
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt (skip this like I did if your peanut butter is salty)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. With an electric mixer, combine peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt (if using) on medium speed, mixing until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until dough is cohesive and dough-like. Add chocolate chips. 
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonful onto lined cookie sheet; roll balls if desired. Use a rubber spatula to flatten the cookies slightly. 

  3. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350F, removing the cookies before they brown. Cookies will be soft at 8 minutes; cool completely before removing from pan. Recipe says it yields 18; I got 24, which all fit on a single baking sheet.

flourless peanut butter cookies - dough on a cookie sheet, and baked on a cookie sheet

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