Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The best Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with only 6 Ingredient and are easy to make. Gluten Free and includes step by step instructions.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies on an orange napkin with a glass of milk.

I've seen these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies floating all over the blogosphere.

I've actually seen them so much I'm not really sure where to give credit for where the recipe came from.

But I can tell you Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are all the rage for a reason, they are easy to make, crunchy around the edges, moist, chewy and definitely peanut buttery!

Everything my heart desires in a good peanut butter cookie!  In case you are looking for something egg-less and gluten free make sure to check out GF Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites or  GF EF Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bite Cookies. They are definitely both favorites in our house!
Here's how to make these delicious Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

A single egg in an egg carton.

The deciding factor on what treat I was going to make for the kids was this and I was all out of flour too! What was a girl to do? 

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies it was because I always maintain an arsenal of peanut butter for the kids lunches and was down to 1 egg. 

Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar in mixing bowl.

Combine in mixing bowl:
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter it can be Chunky or Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar Plus 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
Mix until smooth and creamy. This can be done in a mixer or by hand.

A teaspoon of Vanilla held over Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

  • 1 whole Egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
 Mix another minute until fully combined.

Crumbly Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie dough in a mixing bowl.

The Peanut Butter Cookie dough might look a little crumble but will hold up when scooped with a cookie scoop or tablespoon.

Balls of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie dough on a silpat lined baking sheet.

Scoop dough using a standard size cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon and roll into a ball. 

Place onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart.

A fork making a crisscross pattern one peanut butter cookie dough balls on a silpat lined baking sheet.

Use the back of the tines of a fork to form a crisscross pattern.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies stacked 3 high on an orange napkin with 1 standing up in front.

Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown around the edges. 

Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie recipe are a delicious easy to make Peanut Butter Cookie from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 8 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 18 Min


  • 1 cup Peanut Butter  
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with Silpat or parchment. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer or by hand combine peanut butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add egg, vanilla, baking soda and a pinch of salt. Mix until fully combined.
  5. By heaping tablespoon or standard sized cookie scoop drop dough onto lined cookie sheet.
  6. Use the back of a fork to form a crisscross pattern on each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly brown.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.



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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies stacked on an orange napkin with white text at top Peanut Butter Cookies.


  1. Yummy these peanut butter cookies sound great! Can't wait to try, they are one of my favs :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I love flourless pb cookies! I might have to whip up a batch this afternoon since they are so easy! :)

  3. These look and sound so yummy! I must try them.:)
    Hope all is going well for you!

  4. Looks tasty,Serena!! Wonderful pictures!!

  5. I frequently make peanut butter cookies but I've never tried making it without flour! I'll definitely be trying this, Serena! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These cookies look awesome. I'm amazed that they hold together with no flour or butter. Can't wait to try them! ...Susan

  7. I just made these! They were amazing! Simplified them a little by just rolling into balls and criss cross with a fork. Baked on my baking stone. Allow them to cool thoroughly so they don't crumble on you! Very soft and chewy, or bake the extra 2 mins and have a little crunchier cookie. :-) They were luvvvved by everyone in the house! Will definitely make again, and now had a permanent place in the favorites cookbook! ★★★★★ ....♥, Celeste Teel

  8. These were delicious. My family loved them. Thank you!

  9. These were delicious. My family loved them. Thank you!

  10. Hi. What is the other 2 TBLS of brown sugar for?

  11. I LOVE peanut butter cookies and can't wait to try this recipe. Based on the reviews - it's a hit! And the photos are sooo yummy looking. Happy to discover your blog via #SITSBlogging!


  12. Hi Serena.
    I'm thrilled with your reference to not having any idea where this recipe first originated. There are so many "original" gluten free authors now it's mind-boggling. And Kraft has even claimed a version of this recipe for the label on their peanut butter. I've been gluten free for more years than i can count now, and "back ion the day" there was precious little info or knowledge of alternative flours and/or grains and forget pre-mixed flours or products. Anyway, after much research and due diligence, i eventually purchased two cookbooks by the same author and never regretted it. This recipe was in the first i believe, originally published in 1990 ~ The Gluten Free Gourmet by Bette Hagman. The second was appropriately titled ;) More from the Gluten Free Gourmet. Bette's work was a true gift and lifesaver to many like myself who had no idea where to turn. I took what she taught me and built on it as have so many others. :)

    1. Thanks so much for the info Kathryn.. It's a favorite recipe in our house!

  13. my favorite cookie & no flour

  14. Oh my goodness, they look amazing Serena! I've been searching for a PB cookie recipe for a while. This one might be THE one I need! Thanks :)


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