FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

I’m sure you’ve had days where you suddenly find yourself with a few hungry kiddos in your kitchen.  Enter Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.  You can have a batch of homemade cookies ready in about 20 minutes.  Mom for the win!

Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.  You knew that, right?  In honor of this special day, I am sharing a recipe I found on Pinterest.  If you have been sucked into the vortex of Pinterest spent any time on Pinterest, you’ve likely seen pins for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies or 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.  Same basic recipe, different name.  Intrigued with the idea of limited ingredients and hot cookies in 20 minutes, I had to give it a try myself.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies | A Reinvented Mom

Benefits of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Recipe uses a limited number of basic ingredients that you likely have on hand.
  • In less time than it takes to drive to the grocery store, you can be enjoying warm cookies.
  • Perfect for  a last minute snack idea.
  • Easy clean-up.

Drawbacks of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • My personal preference is a chewy peanut butter cookie.  This recipe produces a crunchy cookie.

After making this recipe a few times, Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies have earned a permanent spot in my recipe box.  Limited ingredients and speedy preparation make this recipe a keeper.  Having said that, I’m still keeping my original recipe for those days when I have more time on my hands and can make a full batch of cookies.  I do prefer the softer cookie my standby recipe produces, but I don’t always have the time required to make a full batch.

FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Makes 12-18 cookies.

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth.

Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  To make the criss-cross pattern, press down with the bottom of a fork, turn the cookie a quarter turn and press down again with the bottom of the fork.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

NOTES:

  • Be careful not to overcook or you will end up with very crunchy cookies.
  • We think these are best eaten the same day you bake them. If you do have leftovers, store in an airtight container.
  • Optional add-ins (1 tsp. vanilla or chocolate chips) may also be added.  While I’ve tried both, we prefer these cookies without the extra ingredients.
  • I’ve had a difficult time determining the origins of this recipe due to the multitude of sources I located on the interwebs.

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Warm cookies on the table with just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 12-18
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet. To make the criss-cross pattern, press down with the bottom of a fork, turn the cookie a quarter turn and press down again with the bottom of the fork.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
- Be careful not to overcook or you will end up with very crunchy cookies.
- We think these are best eaten the same day you bake them. If you do have leftovers, store in an airtight container.
- Optional add-ins (1 tsp. vanilla or chocolate chips) may also be added. While I've tried both, we prefer these cookies without the extra ingredients.
- Determining the origins of this recipe is difficult due to the multiple sources I located on the interwebs.

Follow A Reinvented Mom on Pinterest, Instagram, Yummly and Twitter.

This post may contain an affiliate link(s).  If you choose to click on the link and/or make a purchase, I may be paid a small amount which helps to support this website. All opinions are my own.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies-Pin | A Reinvented Mom

 

Comments

  1. These look like great cookies that we would really enjoy! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe: