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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

When my mother (who's now a great-grandmother) gave me this no-flour , gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe about 15 years ago, I was skeptical, because it calls for only three ingredients (and no flour?!). But since then I've never had a failure. For these gluten-free peanut butter cookies—3 ingredients are all you need! —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Roll level tablespoons into balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; flatten with a fork.
  • Bake at 350° for 18 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Any peanut butter works for this recipe, but if you want to try something healthier, stick to the natural options in your local grocery store.
  • Peanut butter is better for you than you think. It contains tons of protein and essential vitamins. Work peanut butter into your favorite recipes!
  • Try all of our scrumptious peanut butter cookies.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 197 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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    • Thea
      Feb 13, 2021

      So many of my friends are gluten free that I decided to try this recipe. They aren't the only ones who loved these. Crowd favorite now!

    • Victoria
      Feb 7, 2021

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    • lbloss
      Feb 7, 2021

      I make these for my hubby who has Celiac disease. My recipe also calls for a big pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla. I love these because I don't need a mixer and they're ready in 30 minutes - start to finish.

    • lollygagtx
      Feb 7, 2021

      I make them with Splenda, and use crunchy peanut butter, always a great treat and so simple. It’s good that you don’t get too many, controls the desire to over eat.

    • flyangelsc
      Feb 7, 2021

      I have made these several times, but because I watch my surgery intake and my husband is diabetic I use a sugar substitute. They come out great. Haven’t made them in quite sometime.

    • Remenec
      Nov 15, 2020

      So delicious! I used a 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter and a 1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter. I also added a tsp. of vanilla to the recipe. The batter is very soft. I placed mine in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour and it made a huge difference. Will definitely make these cookies again!

    • KarenCSE
      Jul 29, 2020

      I forgot about these! A friend gave me this recipe back in the 80's. I made them into a ball and pressed a chocolate kiss in the middle. I guess that makes it 4 ingredients!

    • namascare
      Jul 29, 2020

      I've made two batches so far and they turned out great. I like the fact it makes a small batch. The first batch I used the vanilla extract and salt as someone recommended. The vanilla is fine but I would not put salt on them. Other than that I followed the recipe. they did not burn as someone else said. maybe oven is too hot and needs to be checked.

    • Laurie
      Jul 27, 2020

      Have made these several times, a favorite for my family! My son won a blue ribbon for these at the county fair last year!

    • Danna
      May 25, 2020

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