You won’t believe how easy it is to make these flourless peanut butter cookies! Just 5 ingredients, and the peanut butter flavor is off the charts. Sure to become a family favorite, and they’re gluten-free to boot!

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A stack of peanut butter cookies on a napkin, with a bottle of milk in the background.  Cookies are placed on an orange napkin, with a dark blue tabletop below.

*This post originally published on July 2, 2013. I thought it was about time the pics were updated. So, many of the photos you see here now are new and improved. Most everything else is exactly the same as it ever was! Hopefully you’ll enjoy these flourless peanut butter cookies as much as my family and I do.*

In case you haven’t already picked up on it, I’m kiiiiiiiiiind of a cookie lover.  

You might even say, “connoisseur.”  

I have strong opinions on what I think a cookie should be.  And baking them (not to mention eating them!), is one of my favorite things to do.  I wouldn’t be the least bit sad if you told me I could eat nothing but cookies from now until the day I die.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies | Baking A Moment

A stack of peanut butter cookies on a napkin, with a bottle of milk in the background.  Cookies are placed on an orange napkin, with a dark blue tabletop below.

Peanut butter cookies are no exception.  So rich, and satisfying, and hearty!  I love their sweet/salty flavor, and they stand up so well to all sorts of add-ins (more on that later ;)).

I have tried a lot of peanut butter cookie recipes. These soft double peanut butter cookies are definitely a favorite. And these homemade do si dos taste exactly like the girl scout cookie we all know and love.

But honestly, nothing can beat the intense peanut-butter-iness of these flourless peanut butter cookies.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE:

 
These peanut butter cookies will practically melt in your mouth. The edges are tender as can be, and the centers have just the right amount of chewiness. They’re creamy textured, and intensely peanutty, almost coating the palette with that sticky peanut buttery unctuousness.

My sincerest apologies for using the word “unctuousness.”  So pretentious, I know.  I hate that word too but you have to admit, it is descriptive.

Back to the recipe, shall we?  This is maybe the oddest cookie recipe I have ever seen.  You’re not going to believe it, but I promise you it’s not a typo!  There are only 5 ingredients, none of which are flour.

That’s right, a flourless peanut butter cookie.

Which makes them, yes, gluten-free.  I promise you won’t miss it though.  😉

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies | Baking A Moment

A stack of peanut butter cookies on a napkin, with a bottle of milk in the background.  Cookies are placed on an orange napkin, with a dark blue tabletop below.

I’ve had this on an index card in my old-school recipe box for probably over ten years.  It’s titled “Mom-Mom Fritch’s Peanut Butter Cookies.”  

I have no idea who Mom-Mom Fritch is!  Mom-Mom Fritch, if you’re reading this, drop me a comment so I can give proper credit!  

I did a quick google search to see if I could find the original recipe, and it seems lots of other bloggers have gone before me here,  so I’m not really sure who did it first.  

However, what I do know is, these are my all-time FAVORITE peanut butter cookies, like, EVER.  And they’re SO quick and easy.

You gotta try them, people.

A stack of peanut butter cookies on a napkin, with a bottle of milk in the background.  Cookies are placed on an orange napkin, with a dark blue tabletop below.

More great cookie recipes on my “Cookie Recipes Galore” Pinterest board!


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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

You won't believe how easy it is to make these flourless peanut butter cookies! Just 5 ingredients, and the peanut butter flavor is off the charts. Sure to become a family favorite, and they're gluten-free to boot!

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Yields about 36 cookies     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, salt, and eggs in a large mixing bowl and stir together until combined.
  3. Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough on to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Press the balls down with the tines of a fork.
  5. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until set around the edges but still soft in the middle.
  6. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes (cookies will be very tender while warm).

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Recipe Notes

Cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks, or frozen for 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 122kcal Calories from fat 69
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

If you’ve been popping over to read this blog for very long, this post may perhaps seem a little out of the ordinary.  Maybe you’ve noticed I typically like to experiment with unusual flavor combinations?  Ya, this maybe is more straightforward that my usual recipe post.  Well, stay tuned, because in my next post I am going to do something really crazy-delicious with these cookies!  Mark my words, this flavor combo is going to sound a bit different, but you are really going to love this idea, because it’s so surprisingly delicious!  😉

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