Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, dense, thick, and are loaded with Reese’s cups, peanut butter M&M’s and dipped in chocolate. 

I am in love with peanut butter, and making easy and delicious peanut butter desserts is somewhat of a quest for me. After making Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups, I decided to indulge you with these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Cookies.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are one of the best peanut butter cookie recipes. Let’s start with the obvious fact that these are flour less, that the recipe calls for 5 ingredients only! The cookies are a breeze to make, you will need to clean only one bowl, and you can trash them up with so many mix ins and toppings.

Ready in 30 minutes from start to finish, you may need another 30 minutes to just eat all of them without sharing a crumb, they are that good.

Are Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten-Free?

Yes, if you will be making this recipe, the cookies will be gluten-free. They are made entirely without flour.

Why You’ll Love These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • The cookies are naturally gluten free.
  • Also, the peanut butter flavor is front and center.
  • In addition, they can be made in 10 minutes and baked in another 12 minutes.
  • Perfect hostess gift.
  • Similarly, the kids and grownups love them.
  • Foolproof, easy to follow recipe.
  • No mixer needed, just 1 bowl.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Tips for perfect Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • First, try to use creamy peanut butter as works best in this recipe.
  • Similarly, I would say regular, store bought peanut butter is best. The homemade peanut butter may be too thick and you may have to add an extra egg yolk.
  • Ingredients should be at room temperature.
  • In addition, you can skip the mix ins and just have a regular peanut butter cookie.
  • I did that making these thicker helps them holding they shape better.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking tray, when you remove them from the oven they are very soft, they will harden once they cool.
  • The mix ins are up to you, you can choose from chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, Reese’s pieces, M&M’s and any other things that come to your mind.

Can you freeze the Peanut Butter Cookies?

Yes. Wrap cookies tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag. Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Tools/Ingredients I used to make these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Peanut Butter – creamy and delicious, I always have some on hand
  • Cookie Pan – I have these and I like that they come in 3 sizes
  • Cooling Rack – perfect to cool and baked goods, transfer the cookies to the rack 10 minutes after baking, so they don’t continue to bake from the residual heat coming from the pan
  • Peanut Butter M&M’s – omg delicious!
  • Mini Reese’s Cups – creamy and peanut buttery, these make for a great mix in
  • Dark Chocolate Melts/Wafers – I love using these for the chocolate mixture as they are so easy to melt
Save Recipe
5 from 1 reviews
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 18 cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 14 minutes Total time: 29 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups  creamy peanut butter 
  • 2 cups  sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon  pure vanilla extract 
  • 2  large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon  salt 

Optional Mix ins

  • ½ cup  mini Reese's cups 
  • ½ cup  peanut butter M&M's 

Chocolate Coating:

  • 8 ounces  semi-sweet chocolate  (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon  light corn syrup 

Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons  sprinkles 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cover two cookie sheets with non stick parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs, add sugar and whisk until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and salt until well combined.
  5. Using a spatula stir in the mini Reese's cups and peanut butter M&M's.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, or a regular spoon, scoop the mixture and form balls. Place them about 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets. Flatten the tops with the tines of a fork. The cookies should be about ¼ inch thick.
  7. Bake until golden around the edges, about 12-14 minutes, switching the position of the sheets halfway through baking.
  8. Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. When the cookies have cooled melt the chocolate. Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in a saucepan. Set a heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the chocolate, let it soften for 1 min and stir until fully melted. Stir in corn syrup.
  10. When chocolate is melted, remove bowl from heat, dip in the cookies half way, place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and decorate with sprinkles or chopped peanuts immediately.
  11. Wait for chocolate to harden before serving.
  12. Enjoy!
Calories: 414 Carbohydrates: 44 Protein: 9 Fat: 23 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 20 Sodium: 560 Potassium: 291 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 38 Vitamin A: 50 Calcium: 36 Iron: 1.6
Save Recipe
Get free recipes to your inbox!

Comments

Leave a reply

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

These look so good! Love the additional add ins :)

Reply

Hi Tandy and thanks. The add ins is what make them fun :)

Reply

Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

I love everything about these cookies! Peanut butter is my favorite! And you're a lawyer? Me too. :)

Reply

Nice to meet another lawyer :) I went to law school, but I am not a lawyer. I am currently a Project Manager, finance technology related projects :) its interesting, I like it.

Reply

Annie @Maebells

These look divine!! I love peanut butter in any form!

Reply

Thanks Annie :)

Reply

Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

These cookies look absolutely gorgeous! I'm such a fan of anything filled with peanut butter and I'm loving that they're dipped in chocolate. Sounds like the perfect cookie!

Reply

Thank Gayle, they are truly good.

Reply

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

PB cookies all the way! These look incredible! I can't believe there is no flour - plus chocolate dipped! Win win.

Reply

Hi Jessica, you don't even notice that they are flourless, they are so rich and dense due to that fact.

Reply

Ali @ Whisk and Repeat

You are a girl after my own heart! After seeing this, there is pretty much no other way to make a PB cookie. This is definitely being pinned for later... fat pants here I come! :)

Reply

Thank you Ali :)

Reply

Mi Vida en un Dulce

I like the idea that it's flourless, but most than that, that it's so easy to do. Love your idea to cover with melted chocolate :)

Reply

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

These look like the best cookies ever!! I love love love peanut butter! Beautiful photos, as well.

Reply

thanks Ashley :)

Reply

Miss Polkadot

Oh wow, these look amazing. And mini Reese's cups [we don't have them over here] as an add-in?! That's brilliant. A cookie to take the cake for sure.

Reply

These cookies are s versatile, you can just add you favorite add ins!

Reply

Katrina

Oh my God, my toddler would die for these cookies. They look so good. Great photography by the way! Did you do that yourself? I also love the logo of you with the cake and flowers. It's so pretty!

Reply

hi Katrina, my toddler boy loves these cookies, I have to hide them from him :) Yes, the photos are mine, thanks :) The logo is customized, I worked with a designer on it, sent her my photo and she did it :)

Reply

Dayne

My favorite types of cookies to make are the ones with half dipped icing! So much fun to bake and make!

Reply

Those are my favorites too, Dayne! :) thanks for stopping by!

Reply

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

These are some of the best looking cookies I've seen. Oh, and I'll take all of the mix-ins, please!

Reply

Amanda | The Chunky Chef

Oh these cookies are so pretty and I bet they taste fantastic!!

Reply

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

You really can't go wrong with a great peanut butter cookie!! Love all of the mix in options!

Reply

Michelle

I definitely need this cookie recipe in my life! All those add ins...yum!

Reply

Krista

These are so fun! I love them! Kids are going to love devouring them!

Reply

Sandi G

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the chocolate dip...it looks so delicious.

Reply

Jenny

I could probably eat a whole dozen of these cookies!

Reply

Judy Hyder

These look yummy! Can the chocolate and syrup be prepared in a double boiler or microwave? Don't really want to place a glass bowl near hot water.

Reply

THANK YOU! Actually, in the recipe, I describe the double boiler method. You can use a microwave too, just do it in 30-sec increments and stir well after each one.

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin
Share
Tweet