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Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

(44 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
MAKES
30 (2.5 dozen)
COOK TIME
15 Min

These flourless cookies taste great and bake in just fifteen minutes, making them the perfect cookie recipe for any occasion! We just know that your whole gang is gonna go nuts over our Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until combined. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten gently in a crisscross pattern with tines of a fork.
     
  3. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

     

Notes

  • You are not reading this wrong, there is NO flour in this recipe! Enjoy!
     
  • Good news! This dough freezes well, so you can keep a batch on hand to bake whenever a cravin' strikes.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 30

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 79
  • Calories from Fat 40
  • Total Fat 4.5g 7 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.0g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.4g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 6.2mg 2 %
  • Sodium 42mg 2 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 8.4g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2 %
  • Sugars 7.5g 0 %
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Can you substitute Almond Butter for peanut butter? Would any of the other ingredients then change with this substitution ?

Hello - Unfortunately, we have not tried this substitution, and we're not sure if the consistency would be the same. If you do give it a try, please let us know how it turns out!

Could you please give me the nutritional value of these cookies. Thanks

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Per cookie 79 calories, 8g carbs, 4g fat, 2g protein, 42g salt, 8g sugar

These cookies are so easy and really great. They stay well in a zip-bag for at least a week or more. I say make them, you won't be disappointed....

Soooooo good! I actually adjusted slightly...I'm ok to have honey, but not sugar, so I swapped 1/4 honey instead of full cup of sugar and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing! Yum!

This is really a candy, not a cookie.

Have you tried them? Theyre more like a cookie to me.

Good, and easy! I baked about 17 min. because we like them crispy.

I've made these cookies for the last 40 years and they are wonderful tasting and so easy. I normally make the recipe times 4 or 5 so we have lots of them. My boys request these yearly for their birthdays and any other occasion they can thing of. My younger son is in the military and I would ship these to him monthly during his deployments. They always came through wonderfully and still tasted fresh. His fellow soldiers always enjoyed them also! We highly recommend this recipe.

So easy and delicious!! I use extra crunchy peanut butter and put a Hershey kiss gently pressed on top of each cookie when removed from oven and still hot.

Love those! Have made them several times.

I love these. I use crunchy peanut butter or add chopped nuts if using smooth. II decrease the sugar to about 3/4 cup and use 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

LOVE this recipe. The best peanut butter cookies I've ever tasted. So easy too. And no flour imagine that!

I make these all the time but I put a mini peanut butter cup in the center of each one when I take them out of the oven, wait a minute or so and spread the chocolate around on the top. Everybody loves them!

can i use splenda instead of sugar

I was just looking for this recipe and couldn't find mine. The easiest and tastiest. And I have tried splenda before because I have a diabetic son. The cookies just crumbled. They looked great but didn't hold together. Now I have noticed they have granulated splenda so that might make a difference. But without the flour he can have some cookies with regular sugar if we watch the carbs. This is a great cookie but the splenda that I used said cup for cup like regular sugar and great for baking but the cookies were a big disappointment because on the pan they looked great but when my son and I went to remove them they just crumbled to pieces. So I haven't used splenda in baking since. But as I mentioned I have seen a granulated splenda that might make a difference in the texture. Good luck and let us know if it works for you!

"Easiest" is the word for me! These are wonderful AND you can double the recipe, have some on hand for now and after freezing, have some for later! Great recipe & it tastes wonderful too!

I use 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2cup brown sugar, I also add 1 cup chopped walnuts, for that crunchy tast, I top off with chocolate chips on ea cookie before baking, very good

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This is a great recipe got it off of the food network 5 ingredient fix show. I made them for my family they loved them and they are requested alot I make them alot. they are easy and fast and taste wonderful. Once you make these you will not want to use the flour recipe again. I swapped it up with my family and they could tell the difference. this recipe is preferred.

My recipe doesn't call for vanilla extract and they're still very good.

I was astonished that cookies could be made without flour and shortening. They were great. I will make them often.

I received this recipe from a friend from Michigan 45 years ago while we were stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, we have been making them ever since, have passed it on to my daughter-in-law and daughter, it's our stand by Peanut Butter Cookie, first time I have ever seen it printed though.

I remember making this as a child in the Girl Scouts, only we called them "Cuppa Cuppa Egg" cookies. None of us never needed to remember a recipe, it's all in the title. "cuppa" peanut butter, "cuppa" sugar, and an "egg." As I became an adult, I discovered that a bit of vanilla helps. I'm glad you did too! p.s. I was a girl scout over 40 years ago. This is a very old recipe. Nothing new about it. Everyone just needs to calm themselves down and try the recipe. It is written correctly.

Very good and easy cookie. Little Kids & Big Kids will devour them. The egg helps them to rise and really no need for flour, our son can't eat gluten and these are great for him. Make extra and roll the extra into walnut size and then into granulated sugar put in plastic bag and freeze, sugar keeps them from sticking together and you can thaw them quicker. Ummmm Good!!

I have used this recipe many times, however used Splenda sugar-substitute at 1 1/2 cups. They really are wonderful for those watching sugar intake. Sugar free except for the sugar in the peanut butter. WONDERFUL

These were so easy and so-o-o-o good. I put M & M's in the center when they came out of the oven.

Thanks again "Mr. Food"! This was a recipe I almost forgot about; it is real easy and 'yummy'! I have some friends who cannot have 'glutens' so this is a 'tasty blessing'! As a suggestion; mix ingredients, then make into ball-form and bake, while still hot from the oven (slightly) push a 'chocolate kiss' in the center. My grandkids love these! Once again, "THANK YOU" for all your tasty recipes, and ideas. Sincerely, ( little ole' cook in Ohio ) Sherry

great idea I am going to do this right now.

Would they ship well to our troops?

I used honey peanut butter and it was dandy

I will have to try it...mmm sounds good.

I used extra peanuts,and you do not need flour.I was doubtful the first time,but they are a big hit at our house.

what happened to the flour ??

These are great cookies. We use chunky, natural, no sugar added PB to make them less sweet. Great gluten free recipe!

I like the simple ingredients and freeze it? h-m-m how long would it take to thaw the dough at room temperature? I was dropping cookies in no time and I am an amateur man. I like it!

I'm not sure about the dough but you can make the cookies then cover with a little sugar and freeze. then you can take out just the amount you need at the time.

No flour needed?

I make these all the time but I add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. We love these cookies!!

Yes, these are made without any flour! My other recipe has a tsp. of baking soda, but the cookies come out fine without any flour.

I think someone has a terrible memory to think that a cookie of any kind can be made without flour in it???Send me the answer asap..so I can try it with the correct amt. of flour,,and baking soda or???

Honestly, there is NO flour in this cookie and it is by far the most flavorful peanut butter cookie you could ever eat! Pure peanut butter taste and so simple. Make up a triple batch and freeze part of it. You will NOT regret it! Give it a try! I was so surprised at how wonderfully peanut buttery these are!

I tried these without flour and total flop, flatter than a pancake

I promise you I thought the same thing but it works and tase great easy to make a fast desert or snack if you looking for something quick.

No flour in this recipe?

nope and it is delicious kids and men love them,you will too.

remember this recipe from tv over 20 years ago still using it all the time

thank you really was the easiet to make

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