Peanut butter cookies are always a favorite! These simple flourless peanut butter cookies are delicious and perfect for those who are grain and dairy free!

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Peanut butter cookies are one of those classic cookie recipes that I just never get tired of making – or eating! My regular peanut butter cookie recipe is full of peanut butter while being rich and buttery. They are a bite of heaven in my book! But, with a nephew who can’t have grain or dairy in his diet and hasn’t been able to since he was born, I’m often fiddling with recipes to try and make something that I think would work for him, as well as for anyone who isn’t able to have grain and dairy in their diets or is just living a grain-free, dairy-free lifestyle.

That’s where these flourless peanut butter cookies come into play.

Full of delicious peanut butter without any grain or dairy to be found in them. But you know what? You don’t miss either of those things in these cookies! Even if you aren’t in need of leaving out the grain or dairy in your diet, you will love them! 

I recommend using smooth peanut butter and not a natural peanut butter in these cookies as the natural peanut butter tends to make these cookies a bit too dry for my preference. And let’s be real, who likes dry, crumbly cookies? Not me! I’m all about a soft, tender cookie instead!

This cookie dough comes together easily without the use of a mixer – just a bowl and a spoon are all that is needed to mix these ingredients together and in less than 20 minutes, you have these delicious peanut butter cookies ready to feed that craving!

Here’s my Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies recipe. I think you’ll love them!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut butter cookies are always a favorite! These simple flourless peanut butter cookies are delicious and perfect for those who are grain and dairy free!
4.6 from 5 votes

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 125kcal
Serving Size 1cookie
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Optional Garnish:

  • sea salt
  • coarse sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
  • Cream together peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, and sea salt until well blended. Add in egg and vanilla until well incorporated.
  • Drop tablespoon scoops of cookie dough batter onto prepared baking sheets. Press tops with fork. Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven before they have begun to brown. While still warm, garnish with sprinkles of optional garnishes, if desired.
  • Allow to cool slightly before removing to a cookie tray.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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14 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Funny I would see this as I sit here eating Girl Scout Cookies with my cup of coffee. Sounds interesting. I may just have to bake some!! Pinning it!!

  2. These look delicious! Thank you so much for finding a way to keep it healthy and delicious! Im so glad that I decided to sign up for your receipes!
    Blessings to you!

  3. I’m 71 and I’ve made flourless pnut butter cookies for years BUT they are even more simple….1 cup pnut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg…..mix and roll into balls, put on baking sheet, criss cross with fork dipped in sugar (may try sea salt), bake 10 min or so at 350….don’t let them get too brown. Let sit. on pan as they cool or they will fall apart. I’ve used Splenda too in place of or as half of sugar as I’m a new diabetic. M.A.

  4. I have found that using natural peanut butter does not make the cookies at all dry if you use no stir all-natural peanut butter or even honey roasted no stir all-natural peanut butter. But I love the recipe. Thank You!!! ^.^

  5. My family can eat flour and has no allergies but this recipe seemed easy and sounded good. I made them tonight and the recipe did not disappoint. They are very good and I love the texture. Will make them again.

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