15-minute Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on 05/01/2012 by dome_girl

The blame for these cookies being a constant presence in my home is placed on my cousin, who texted me the recipe a few weeks ago. I made them quickly while I cooked dinner, and several more double batches pop up every week. We're obsessed! They're also safe for my gluten-free and dairy-free friends. A rare win for all our allergies.

And did I mention they're done in less than 15 minutes, from start to finish?

More pictures and cookie shenanigans at my blog, Leanne Bakes.

1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350. Line a baking tray with parchment. (Or don't. It's not the end of the world).
Mix all ingredients well. Roll up 1-2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, place on tray, and press down gently with a fork.
Bake for 10-13 minutes.
Eat. Eat them all. NOW.

doubletake 2nd-May-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Do you use 'conventional' peanut butter, the sort with sugar and stabilizers added--like Jif or Skippy--or the 'all natural' sort made with just peanuts and salt that has an oil layer that you have to stir in when you first open it?
dome_girl 2nd-May-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
I use the natural kind (I'm allergic to the other), but I have friends who've made it with the processed type and it turned out just as delicious.
survivinglove 2nd-May-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I added the gluten-free tag so all of us crazy peeps can rejoice:)

Also, this recipe is great with *almond* butter, too!!! :)
traumsprache 2nd-May-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
looks delish! about how many cookies do you get from each batch? i'm thinking of taking them to my friend's graduation next week!
roh_wyn 2nd-May-2012 03:38 am (UTC)
These look amazing, and I can't believe they're that easy! Thanks for sharing.
sundayspaper 2nd-May-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
This looks amazing!! Would it affect the whole recipe if I held off on the chocochips tho? I love love love peanut butter cookies, but quite impartial when it comes to anything chocolate....I know....don't judge me lol

Thanks for posting the recipe!!! <3
sylphon 2nd-May-2012 04:02 am (UTC)
could try Reese's peanut butter chips :-)
sundayspaper 2nd-May-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Ooo! Excellent suggestion! Thanks. Will mosdef consider that :D
vodkanoodles 2nd-May-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
throw in bacon bits or dark salty chocolate and see if you like that..?
tsuki_no_bara 2nd-May-2012 04:02 am (UTC)
i looooove peanutbutter cookies. especially when they're this easy. yum!
querulouspeg 2nd-May-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Part of me marvels at how the dough made it into the oven at all....I think I might just mush it into vanilla ice cream.
suede 3rd-May-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the same hah
unwantedkikyo 3rd-May-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
I just made these...seriously saw this and instantly went in the kitchen to make them. Used regular peanut butter not the all natural kind and they came out fantastic! I see these popping up a lot more around my house :p. Thanks for the recipe!
sumrndmgrl 6th-May-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Mine came out really crumbly :( Maybe I did something wrong. I'll give them another try sometime.
ni_tsukihime 9th-May-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Do you cream the sugar together with the peanut butter to start or just throw everything in a bowl and go for it?
popdatpussy 11th-May-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Mmm they look really yummy, ahhhh
rosefox 23rd-Aug-2013 05:44 am (UTC)
I've got a tray of these cooling now--can't wait to try them! Is the dough supposed to have the texture of cookie crumbs? I had to really squeeze it to get it to hold together at all. It took me 15 minutes just to turn the dough into something resembling cookies. I did use chunky peanut butter instead of smooth, but I'd seen in a similar recipe that it was okay to substitute...

That said, they came out beautifully, so I guess I did it right!

Edited at 2013-08-23 06:02 am (UTC)
fiery_fox2 16th-Oct-2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Considering that flour and I have a hate/hate relationship in baking, this will be the perfect recipe to use! And ahoy, I just bought a new jar of peanut butter! ;)
rachelpage 22nd-May-2015 08:46 am (UTC)
These cookies look beautiful :)
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