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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated on June 05, 2009
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This recipe is so amazingly simple: only 3 ingredients! Best of all, you more than likely have these ingredients on hand.

What you need:

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

extra sugar for coating

Cream the peanut butter and sugar together. When fluffy, add the egg and mix thoroughly. The mixture may be a little wet and soft, so handle with care. Scoop some dough and roll into a small ball. Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten slightly. Bake at 350 F for 8 - 10 minutes, depending on the oven. Check frequently as the bottoms can burn easily. The total number of cookies will depend on how large or small you make them. Just be forewarned that these will disappear before they are completely cooled on the cookie rack!

Enjoy!

Note:

1. Try mixing the peanut butter: use 1/2 cup organic peanuts-only-butter and 1/2 cup regular peanut butter. The taste of the cookie is much more aromatic and it is less sweet.

2. Double the recipe because they won't last.

3. Store in an air tight container (if you have any left) to retain freshness.

4.  Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, but decrease the sugar by half. 

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      Indian Chef -- This is an amazingly simple cookie to make and bake! It is a wonderful afterschool treat or in the lunchbox and is perfect for anyone who is gluten free. Thank you!

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      This looks like a wonderful recipe and so easy to cook and ingredients are always available in nearly every home. Thanks for sharing.

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      Rhonda Waits -- I just baked a batch this weekend, and they didn't last for more than 2 hours!! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. :)

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Sounds great I will have to give theses a try.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      lol - As much as you like. :)

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      lol  6 years ago

      how much are they en?

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      Oliversmum - Hi! I buy PB when it's on sale and sometimes I buy it at the bulk food store. It can be expensive here too, but these cookies are worth the purchase. The best combination is 1/2 organic PB and 1/2 commercial brand. The flavor is peanutty with the organic. Enjoy! :)

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Beth100. Hi. Wow this is a great Recipe using Peanut Butter.

      No flour, that's even better.

      They look beautiful and easy to make. This recipe is going into my recipe book right now.

      Peanut Butter sounds like it is a reasonable price over there. Here it could cost three to four dollars, depending on the brand.

      Thank you so much for sharing this mouth watering Biscuit Recipe. :) :)

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      Katee -- You're welcome. Glad that you enjoyed them!

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      Katee 6 years ago

      OMG!! I tried these last night and they are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever ever tasted!!!Thank youfor sharing your recipe!!!!!!!!

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Michael -- Easy and they taste fantastic too! Thanks for dropping in!

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great recipe hub! Easy to do....sounds great!

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      CC -- Flourless and great tasting, even better with a shot of Macallan '49.... Merry Christmas and see you under the mistle toe! xoxo

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Well now, I must give these a go. No flour,amazing. I have bookmarked this one. thanks so much Beth. Over twenty years is well aged like great Scotch. yum, Merry Christmas my dear.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      KCC: They're fun to make too! Hope your daughter loves these!

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! All peanut butter and sugar held together by egg....sound rich and yummy. My daughter will love trying these.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Sounds like a good trade to me! Maple syrup chases the flu away! How are you feeling now?

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      lets trade beth peanuts for maple syrup! ( my diet lasted 2 weeks ,and 8 of those days I had the flu..lol)

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Eaglekiwi,

      Send some over to me!! lol

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Fantastic , Im eager to make these. psst Patty wheres that special on peanut butter..

      thumbs up!

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Patty - I have tried many recipes but this is still the best. I've been using this recipe for over 20 years (yikes, I'm dating myself! lol ) Let me know if you like them too.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      What, no flour??? Peanut butter is only 99 cents this week and I have no flour anyway, so I'll try this!

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