These flourless peanut butter cookies are not only scrumptious but also incredibly easy to make. Since they contain no flour, they are perfect for those following a gluten-free or grain-free diet. Here’s how you can make these delicious treats:
5-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky based on preference)
1 cup granulated sugar (you can substitute with coconut sugar for a more natural option)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. The dough will be quite thick and sticky.
Shape the Cookies: Using your hands or a cookie scoop, take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough, placing each ball about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a fork to create a crisscross pattern.
Bake: Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown. The center should still be soft; they will firm up as they cool.
Cool: Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to sit on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy! Once cooled, serve and enjoy your delicious flourless peanut butter cookies!
You can add in mix-ins like chocolate chips or chopped nuts if desired. Adjust the sugar content if you’re adding sweet mix-ins.
These cookies are naturally gluten and dairy-free. However, make sure the ingredients, especially the peanut butter, don’t contain any additives that might contain gluten or dairy.
For a healthier variation, you can reduce the sugar or use alternative sweeteners. But keep in mind that changing the sugar type might alter the cookie’s texture.
Enjoy this simple, delightful treat with your loved ones!