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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


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


  • 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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    • 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

      No comment left

    • eweaver
      May 24, 2020

      I have made these many times always hoping for a better result. They are always slightly greasy and have strange consistency. Help!

    • lbloss
      May 24, 2020

      My husband has Celiac disease and I make these frequently. I add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.

    • LoungeDog
      May 3, 2020

      Super easy and delicious! I'm not a baker, so was looking for something easy. I added some vanilla extract (as some other reviewers suggested) and they turned out great. I don't have a cookie scoop, so I just used a regular old tablespoon. As a result, I ended up with only about a baker's dozen (instead of 2 dozen). These larger cookies did take about 16 - 18 minutes to bake in my oven at 350. I followed another reviewers recommendation to refrigerate the dough before rolling it into balls and that made them easy to work with (not sticky). I will be making these again ... next time I might try them with added chocolate chips, or sprinkled with sea salt (as recommended by other reviewers).

    • Cheryl
      Apr 9, 2020

      Your recipe says 18 minutes and my cookies burned more likely 10 minutes the next time you need to change how many minutes

    • georgeanna
      Feb 8, 2020

      I’ve been making theses for years. They are delicious and so easy to make.

    • Nana9a
      Feb 8, 2020

      Great cookie and so easy to make. A favorite at our house!