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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These flourless peanut butter cookies are not only easy but also gluten free. They’re a soft cookie with the perfect amount of sweetness and no flour!

A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a game-changer for anyone craving a sweet snack without the hassle of complicated baking techniques or hard-to-find ingredients.

A cookie tray of easy gluten free peanut butter cookies.

All you need is some peanut butter, sugar, and an egg, plus a pinch of salt, so technically 4 ingredients but salt doesn’t count.

A cookie tray of a stack of gluten free peanut butter cookies.

I love that they’re a really tasty peanut butter cookie that’s also gluten free, dairy free, easy to make, and 100% worth saving the recipe to make over and over again.

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For these three ingredient peanut butter cookies you will need:

A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

The ingredients for easy peanut butter cookies in bowls.
  • creamy peanut butter
  • granulated sugar (or preferred sweetener)
  • an egg
  • pinch of salt
A tray of 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies.

How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough. Preheat oven to 350°F and set a baking sheet aside. In a large bowl combine all three ingredients until fully combined.

Peanut butter, sugar, and an egg in a green mixing bowl to make cookies.

The ingredients are combined when they form a dough.

Raw peanut butter cookie batter in a green bowl with a large black spoon.

Step 2: Make the Cookie Balls. Make 24 balls out of the dough. Place the dough balls on ungreased baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart.

Making a criss cross pattern in a peanut butter cookie on a baking sheet.

Step 3: Make the Pattern. Using a fork, press the top of each dough ball twice to slightly flatten and create the iconic peanut butter cookie pattern.

Making a criss cross pattern in a peanut butter cookie on a baking sheet.

Step 4: Bake. Bake the cookies for a few minutes until set. Cool the cookies first on the baking sheet and then place them on wire cooling racks before serving.

A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

How to Store

Store flourless peanut butter cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

More gluten free cookie recipes to try

A tray with a stack of gluten free peanut butter cookies

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

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A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Yield: 24 Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

A cookie tray of easy peanut butter cookies.

These flourless peanut butter cookies are not only easy but also gluten free. They're a soft cookie with the perfect amount of sweetness and no flour!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set a baking sheet aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine all three ingredients until fully combined and the dough is formed into a ball.
  3. Make 24 balls out of the dough.
  4. Place the dough balls on ungreased baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart.
  5. Using a fork, press the top of each dough ball twice to slightly flatten and create the iconic peanut butter cookie pattern.
  6. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until set.
  7. Cool the cookies first on the baking sheet and then place them on wire cooling racks before serving.

Notes

  • The cookies are soft when freshly baked and on their initial day. However, they tend to become dry and crumbly more quickly than other cookie varieties, emphasizing the importance of storing them in an airtight container.
  • You can use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter instead of peanut butter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

Do you need help with gluten free meals?
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What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
How do I know what is gluten free and what isn’t?
I have a whole section is it gluten free?
How do I make substitutions?
If you need substitution advice I created a ton of resources here.

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