I am so excited to finally reveal this post!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

 I’ve had this post written for about 3 weeks.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Since even before my photography trip to Mexico City

And even before I announced that we were moving

And before we moved into our new house this past week.

 

These cookies are long gone.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

But they are such great little memories.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Must.make.more.

 

 

Step-by-step photos:

Combine everything in one bowl

Ingredients for Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesLook at all that glorious peanut butter!

Stir to combine

Ingredients for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

The dough will be sticky but workable.

It seems like a sticky blob and I thought I was going to have peanut butter everywhere and it would be really hard to work with but all was well.  Something about the oil in the peanut butter plus the sugar seemed to keep the dough from being un-workable or too messy. 

 Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesIf it really does seem too messy, I’d add a tablespoon or two extra of sugar to soak up the sticky + moisture factor.

Roll dough into balls or drop onto a cookie sheet with a spoon.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Or, if you want to refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes or so before you roll the balls, great.  But I didn’t bother.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Lightly press the tops with a fork.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

But don’t squeeze the Charmin too much and flatten them into little pancakes.

 Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesI like this picture.  And I like raw dough balls.

Sprinkle with a pinch each of brown and white sugar.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Bake and allow to cool.

 Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesI had read on various websites with similar recipes that they don’t really spread much at all.  Mine actually did spread a bit, so keep that in mind.

Impress everyone with how easy these are and how good they taste!

 

The active prep time on these is about 2 minutes to make the batter and about 8 minutes to roll into balls.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

So 10 minutes of work

 

10 minutes to bake

 

And in 20 minutes you can be chomping away.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s the simple things in life like cookies that just make me so happy.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

And bonus to the extremely minimal amount of cleanup and dishes.  One bowl.  Love it.

The taste is full of peanut butter flavor and full-bodied.

peanut butter

You definitely know you’re eating a peanut butter cookie and not a sugar cookie which is the problem with lots of peanut butter cookies, I find.

Most cookies are not peanut buttery enough for my liking but these are full-bodied peanut butter flavor for all PB fiends like me.

 

They are rich and satisfying.  Not some little light airy cookie.

I can feel just a little oil from the peanut butter on my lips when I eat them.  <– To me, that’s a turn on.  Means they’re full of good.stuff.  Like 1 cup of PB!

flourless peanut butter cookiesYou can just see by looking at the center of the cookies that they are going to be moist.  I always look at cookie centers to see if they are a touch under-baked and moist looking.

And because of all that PB, they’re not dry.  I despise dry cookies and baked goods.  Not worth my chew. These are anything but dry.

flourless peanut butter cookies

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, with Vegan Option)

3/4 c white sugar

1/4 c brown sugar, packed

1 c peanut butter

1 egg (replace real egg by combining 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp warm water in a small bowl and stirring.  Allow a “jelly” to form after a few minutes and use this as your “egg”)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in one bowl and stir by hand with a spoon.

Directions:

Form into 1 inch balls (I rolled mine with my hands but you could just drop them on a cookie sheet with a spoon) and place on cookie sheet (I used parchment-lined for easy cleanup).

Optional: Lightly press each ball with a fork to make criss-cross patterns

Dust each cookie with a pinch of white and brown sugar before baking

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until barely browned.  They can go from raw to burned in about 90 seconds so watch them.

Allow to cool well and they may not look very well done after 10 minutes, but that’s ok.  Take them out of the oven anyway and allow them to cool.

Yields 18 cookies (mine were a bit thin and farily small.  Reducing to 12-15 thicker/bigger cookies may work even better which I will try next time)

Edited to add January 2013: There is an updated (and even better) version of these cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten-free) – My new favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

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Edited to add January 2013: There is an updated (and even better) version of these cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten-free) – My new favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

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And all the peanut butters recipes and ideas linked in one place.

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Edited to add January 2013: There is an updated (and even better) version of these cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten-free) – My new favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

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