Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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When my mother (who's now a great-grandmother) gave me this 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, and I make them all the time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 197 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Roll level tablespoons into balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; flatten with a fork.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p88

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KimberlyRL User ID: 4851499 247744
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"My daughter has a gluten allergy, this is a great option for her!"

Skelig User ID: 8834042 247056
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"I made these with 1/2 c. Truvia Baking Mix instead of sugar. I also added a tsp. baking soda and the texture was better."

Michelle5472 User ID: 6503098 237348
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"These were okay, but not as good as regular pb cookie recipes. Crumbled easy and had a grainy taste. I'm sticking with tried and true recipe. Amazing though it only took 3 ingredients. Would make in a pinch. Always have those ingredients on hand."

graphiki User ID: 7349987 220195
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"I was really skeptical about only 3 ingredients but they're good! I also used brown sugar and cut it down to half a cup and put one chocolate chip on top."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 216159
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Great recipe for new little "bakers" to help prepare! No worries about over mixing and dough is ready in minures. We roll these in sugar before placing on cookie sheet lined with Silpat. Cookies do not spread. Bake for only about 10 minutes in our oven. Easiest cookie recipe you will find!"

goshorn User ID: 7298541 215126
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"very good couldn't believe the really peanut butter taste with no flour will make again"

Alliandre User ID: 6395086 47575
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Very easy to make, and extremely delicious!!! Took to a party, and there were only four left over, and I left them there, as well. So very yummy!!!"

dutchcook1949 User ID: 1986190 21051
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This recipe is so simple, yet so good! The peanut taste really comes through. I normally use chunky peanut butter and just roll them into balls between my palms. They never last long around my house!"

beefbabe User ID: 5851198 47574
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"We have been using this exact recipe in my family for as long as I can remember! I thought it was our little secret until I married and found that this was also my husband's Granny's go to peanut butter cookie recipe. These cookies never fail!!!"

debseif User ID: 5168821 15188
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I thought this recipe was great. Instead of rolling the dough into balls, I used a small cookie scoop. Worked good with the sticky dough. Will definitely be making these again and again!"

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