Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie

Peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie using peanut butter as its main ingredient.

This cookie originated in the United States during the 1910’s when American agricultural educator George Washington Carver promoted peanut as a replacement for the cotton crop when it was heavily damaged by the boll weevil. To accompany his promotion he also compiled 105 peanut recipes from various cookbooks in there he included three recipes for peanut cookies using crushed peanuts. It was not until 1920’s when peanut butter was listed as an ingredient in cookies. Apart from the peanut butter taste another distinguishing factor of a peanut butter cookie are its fork marks which started to appear during 1930’s when Pillsbury popularized it. Initially it was just rolled thinly and cut into shapes or just shaped into balls.

For this post we will be featuring a Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie and to make it even more special it was my daughter who made them without any help from us. And the verdict is 10/10 she made it perfect the first round.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie
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  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Place a tablespoonful of mixture in a pan lined with baking sheets, giving a 1 inch of space in between dough.
  3. Flatten dough with fork then place on a 180C preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.



22 Responses

  1. Marianne says:

    So simple and look absolutely scrummy! 😉

  2. Dear Raymund,

    This looks simple enough for a baking tragic like me.

  3. Yes, the fact that your daughter made them does make it more special–it looks like she did a marvelous job too. Peanut butter cookies are always a hit around our house and these look easy with no worries about gluten at all. 🙂

  4. I love how easy these cookies sound to make. Now if you put a delicious hershey chocolate kiss on one just as they come out of the oven you would make my teenagers very happy.

  5. Tessa says:

    What a great recipe to share with coworkers at the office!

  6. How nice! I’ve always wondered about the mystery of the flourless cookies and now you’ve cracked them – and they look superb too!

  7. jen laceda says:

    Wow, no flour? This is awesome!

  8. cecilia says:

    I am having a flour free month so I am making these tonight.. great.. and i must write to you soon about a good restaurant to go to in Ack when I visit in december, somewhere small .. and good.. have a think and i will email you.. i need inside info! c

  9. Kristy says:

    My mom just made these. They are fantastic!!!!

  10. mjskit says:

    I did not know the history of peanut butter cookies. Very interesting! Definitely love this version and something that even I could make. BTW – PB cookies are in my top 5 of favorite cookies!!!

  11. Tiffany F. says:

    Made these tonight. So delicious! Next time, I’ll use regular chunky PB instead of super chunky because I had some problems with it staying together. I’ll also make it more bite size, similar to yours. =)

  12. Oh I love these! My little brother has celiac’s disease so he can’t have gluten and these are some of his favorite.

  13. This is a very simple one, I bet they are delicious!

  14. I love this!! I too, will be making them. Probably for my folks this Friday. I love anything gluten-free, but give me a little peanut butter.. fantastic!!

  15. Anita Triana says:

    you always have a brilliant idea ! Great recipe I love it Thank you.

  16. Kiran says:

    Anything flourless always has my attention. Must try!!

  17. Michelle says:

    Oh, how I love peanut butter cookies of all sorts. Interesting history lesson!

  18. I’ll have to try making these with my niece !

  19. Lydia says:

    180* C = ? In fairenheight?

  20. sandy says:

    I make these all the time… when company arrives unexpectantly I always have one egg, one cup of peanut butter and one cup of sugar (I never used vanilla) I bake them on 350 til lightly brown ( I just watch them they bake quickly)…easy quick homemade cookies and guests love them 🙂

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