Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten free peanut butter cookies that everyone can enjoy.

Ahhh, Monday. My house is totally trashed this morning and I’m just not in the mood to clean it again. I take a little break from my usual cleaning on Sunday and I always seem to pay for it the next day. So while I ignore the mess why don’t we talk cookies.

Gluten and grain free eating are getting more and more common everyday. I would dare say it’s starting to become trendy even. Whether you are eating grain or gluten free for medical reason, general health, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, this recipe is for you. I discovered flourless peanut butter cookies a few years ago and would often make them for my friend Chelise who can’t eat gluten. My father-in-law is on the gluten-free bandwagon too and so now I make these for him. The great thing about this recipe is that they don’t taste “gluten free”. I’ll make a batch and everyone can enjoy them. You really can’t go wrong with peanut butter and sugar and the texture is just what a cookie should be.

You might switch to this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe full time once you try them. It’s a keeper.

What is the best way to freeze baked cookies?

I like to place the cookies on a baking sheet and freeze until solid so they won’t stick to each other in the freezer. Then, place in a airtight container with parchment between each layer. The taste is best if eaten in 3 months in the freezer-but mine usually don’t last that long.

Gluten free peanut butter cookies that everyone can enjoy.


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: Make 18 cookies 1x


Gluten free peanut butter cookies that everyone can enjoy.



  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Coarse sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the peanut butter and the sugar together until the mixture is smooth and lightly fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix to combine. Add the baking soda, salt, and vanilla and mix to combine.
  3. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough in your hand to make a ball and then roll the ball in coarse sugar before placing the ball of dough on a baking sheet.
  4. If you want a chewier cookie bake for 10 minutes and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing. If you’d like a crunchier cookie bake for 12 to 13 minutes.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.com

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 10.3g
  • Sodium: 183mg
  • Fat: 15.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 10.3mg

Keywords: Gluten Free, Dessert, Peanut Butter, Flourless

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I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner delimma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love. Read more...

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I will try them

Is it possibleto make these cookies with organic or natural peanut butter?

I have made flourless pb cookies before with great success, but yours look so wonderful and more like traditional cookies. So pretty!

Thanks for the recipe! Steve is obsessed with body building and won’t eat hardly any carbs (I don’t think he has eaten a cookie in months, and it is not for lack of my making them) but he ate 2 of these! Thank you! And Steve thanks you :). I also made that egg pie, it was delish! You are awesome!

Awesome 🙂

Yum, these look great! I love a PB cookie 🙂

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.