Easy Peanut Butter Cookies made with just a handful of ingredients and no flour! Chewy peanut butter cookie recipe made in minutes & perfect for peanut butter lovers!
I love this simple recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. It whips up fast and it’s a great gluten-free option. I’ve seen other peanut butter cookies with few ingredients and trust me, the small amount of baking soda you add in for these makes them better! They puff up slightly and have a great texture.
Why You’ll Love these Peanut Butter cookies
Peanut butter cookies are a classic treat that everyone loves. These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies with just 5 ingredients and no flour are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without the hassle of complicated recipes. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love these cookies:
- Quick and Easy: These cookies are incredibly easy to make and require only 5 simple ingredients. You can whip up a batch in no time and enjoy a delicious treat without spending too much time in the kitchen.
- Gluten-Free: These cookies are perfect for anyone who is gluten intolerant or has celiac disease. They are made without any flour, so you can enjoy a delicious treat without worrying about gluten.
- Soft and Chewy: These cookies are soft and chewy, with a slightly crispy exterior. They are the perfect texture and will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and chewy.
- Versatile: These cookies are incredibly versatile and can be customized to your liking. You can add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even a drizzle of chocolate on top to make them even more delicious.
Tips to get the PERFECT Peanut Butter Cookies:
Three kitchen items make these cookies come together really fast. I actually use these items in nearly every cookie recipe I make, so they’re quite versatile.
- First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!
- The second item is a KitchenAid mixer. I love mine! I have a Bosch as well but I find I use my KitchenAid for cookies. There is a cookie paddle that comes with every mixer that you attach to the top of the mixer. They’re easy to use and help you mix the ingredients uniformly. I also use the metal whisk attachment in this recipe to make the frosting. It whips it up super fast! Add this to your wish list because it’s one of my all-time used small appliances ever!
- The third item is a cookie scoop! Years and years ago I used to use 2 spoons to measure and scrape cookie dough onto the pans. It wasn’t a perfect process and I often ended up with oblong cookies in various sizes. A friend of mine brought cookies to a party and I noticed each and every one of her cookies looked PERFECT. Her secret? A cookie scoop! They come in three sizes- 1/2 tablespoon, 1.5 tablespoon and 3 tablespoon scoops. I used the middle size- 1.5 tablespoon for these, and most other cookies. (Although when I’m serving a large crowd, I use the small cookie scoop. People love having a smaller cookie, especially at an event with several other desserts.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients
The recipe for Easy Peanut Butter Cookies with just 5 ingredients and no flour requires the following items:
|Peanut Butter||1 cup|
|Brown Sugar||1 cup|
|Baking Soda||1/2 tsp|
|Granulated Sugar||2 TBSP|
The recipe calls for creamy peanut butter, but crunchy peanut butter can be used if desired. It is important to use firmly packed brown sugar to ensure the cookies have the right consistency.
Eggs are a key ingredient in baking and help bind the dough together. Baking soda is used as a leavening agent to help the cookies rise.
The granulated sugar is used to create the classic criss-cross pattern on top of the cookies. It is important to wet the fork with water before dipping it in the sugar to prevent it from sticking to the dough.
Overall, these 5 simple ingredients come together to create a delicious and easy-to-make peanut butter cookie that is perfect for any occasion.
How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
To make these easy peanut butter cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl or mixer, combine 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp of baking soda. A mixer is recommended as it almost whips the dough, making it lighter.
Using rounded teaspoons of dough, drop them onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet a fork with water and dip it into 2 TBSP of granulated sugar. Press the fork into each cookie dough ball twice in a criss-cross pattern.
Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes. After removing them from the oven, let them cool on the baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
These cookies are perfect for those who want to enjoy a sweet treat without flour. The combination of peanut butter and brown sugar gives them a rich and nutty flavor, while the baking soda helps them rise and become light and fluffy.
The recipe is straightforward and requires only five ingredients, making it an excellent option for those who want to whip up a quick batch of cookies. The use of parchment paper also makes for easy cleanup, and the cookies can be stored for a few days in an airtight container.
Can I use natural peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter?
Yes, you can use natural peanut butter, but the cookies may turn out a bit less sweet and slightly more crumbly. You may need to adjust the amount of brown sugar to compensate for the lack of sweetness in natural peanut butter.
Can I use a different type of sugar instead of brown sugar?
Brown sugar gives these cookies a rich, caramel flavor, but you can also use white sugar or a combination of both. Keep in mind that the texture and taste of the cookies may be slightly different depending on the type of sugar you use.
Can I substitute the egg with something else?
You can try using a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) or applesauce as a vegan substitute for the egg. However, the texture and taste of the cookies may be slightly different.
Can I add chocolate chips or other mix-ins to the dough?
Yes, you can add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or other mix-ins to the dough if desired. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.
How should I store these cookies?
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them before serving.
How to Freeze Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies can be frozen for later consumption. This is a great way to have cookies on hand for unexpected guests or to satisfy a sudden craving. Here are a few tips on how to freeze peanut butter cookies:
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before freezing. This will prevent them from sticking together.
- Place the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag.
- Label the container or bag with the date and the type of cookie.
- Peanut butter cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to eat the frozen cookies, remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, they can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes.
It is important to note that freezing may affect the texture of the cookies. They may become slightly dry or crumbly. However, the flavor will remain intact. If you want to ensure that the cookies retain their texture, consider freezing the dough instead and baking the cookies fresh when needed.
Peanut Butter Cookie Variation Ideas!
To add some extra texture and flavor to your cookies, try mixing in some of the following ingredients:
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
- Shredded coconut
- Dried fruit (such as raisins or cranberries)
- M&M’s or other candy-coated chocolates
Just be careful not to add too many add-ins, as they can make the dough too dry or crumbly.
To switch up the flavor of your cookies, try adding some of the following ingredients:
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
- Maple syrup
Again, be careful not to add too much of any one flavoring, as it can overwhelm the taste of the peanut butter.
If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, you can make some simple substitutions to the recipe:
- Use a sugar substitute (such as Splenda or Stevia) instead of brown sugar
- Use a flax egg or other egg substitute instead of a regular egg
- Use gluten-free baking soda or omit it altogether (the cookies will be softer and more cake-like without it)
Overall, these variations allow you to customize the cookies to your liking while still keeping the recipe simple and easy to follow.
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Peanut butter cookies are a classic treat that everyone loves. These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies with just 5 ingredients and no flour are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without the hassle of complicated recipes.