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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1cup peanut butter
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1large egg, beaten
  • 1teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350* and grease cookie sheets.
  • Beat together peanut butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add beaten egg and baking soda to peanut butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Roll 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball and place on cookie sheet.
  • Place dough balls one inch apart on cookie sheet and flatten with tines of fork making a cross pattern.
  • Bake until puffed and a golden pale, about 10 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on baking sheet about 2 minutes and then transfer with spatula to rack to cool.
  • May be kept in air tight container at room temperature for 5 days.
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


  • Chrissyo

    FORGET ABOUT THE KIDS!!!!! I made these for my son who has a gluten tolerance problem so I used gluten free cornflour to dip my fork into to make a pattern on the cookies. I am ashamed to say that my son only got a couple of these cookies to eat. Great recipe. I have passed this recipe onto the coeliac society of Queensland with your name attached. Thank you. 🙂

  • henrysmommy

    these are yummy! crispy light and different. i used chunky reduced fat peanut butter and with the advice of my grandma, added 1/2 cup of oatmeal. i made the cookies much bigger and ended up with a little over 2 dozen.

  • tedski

    njg: dip the teaspoon in some flour to keep the dough from sticking to it. It works for me anyway. I hope that helps. -ted

  • Manda

    I just HAD to try these after reading all of the reviews. I will admit, I was a bit skeptical about this recipe, but they were great! Sooo easy, and they have such a nice light texture. I only got about 30 cookies from this recipe. This is a keeper for sure!! Thanks! ~Manda

  • J e l i s a

    This is the easiest PB cookie recipe I’ve come across, and sooo good! I followed advice of other Chef’s and added some quick oats to the mixture. I dipped a wet fork in white sugar after each cookie. I love that the ingredients were so basic, had it all in my cupboard…great for a quick fix. Thanks for posting 🙂

  • Kym in Ohio

    Made these cookies in about 20 minutes mixing, baking and cleaning the mess oh what mess! This is a keeper. I dipped my fork in milk and the kids spinkled colored sugar on them Fun for the kids!!

  • Steve_G

    OMG–Thanks Bev!—– I had left over almond butter from my xmas baking and was looking for an easy way to use it. This was the ticket. I had to add a couple tablespoons of almond oil to get it to the consistancy of smooth peanut butter ( suppose melted butter might have tasted better). They are FANTASTIC. I put a whole almond in the center of some of the cookies for a really nice treat. There’s a monster living under my kitchen cabinets that eats 10-20% of my cookie dough every time I make cookies — I never get the right quantity!

  • Shari2

    So easy and quick. I normally don’t make peanut butter cookies that often, but with this recipe now I can.

  • Kibbie

    These are the easiest cookies I have ever made! I made them for my Mom, and since she is on a restricted sugar diet…I used 1/2 cup of sugar instead of a full cup. They came out great!

  • Brave Noodle (njg)

    alright. nj “newbie” here. known for my devotion for peanut butter, could not keep this recipe in my cookbook for too long without giving it a try. first – that silly cross pattern with the fork tip: continually rinse off your fork with warm water ever 2 cookies or so, or it will stick and lose that wonderful pattern in a mush of pulled up dough second – i made my cookies enormous (i only rolled 18). tip: trust me, the WILL expand. they don’t look like it, but they do. make real spoonfuls, not shovelfuls. third – if you are crazy and want enormous cookies, reduce the oven to 300. tip: plan an activity to do, these will take longer to cook. the smell of peanut butter will taunt you. if you don’t keep yourself busy you will be glaring at the oven for 15+ minutes trying to cook them faster with your soul, and it didn’t work for me. fourth – good news! tip: the cookies will harden when out of the oven, so you can be slightly impatient and take them out a little early to maintain a soft chewy cookie! yay! (maybe the soul glare worked?) fifth – additions i agree with other reviews, these cookies would rock even more with other goodies in them like peanut butter chips or oatmeal – i’m going to try that next!