peanut butter cookies

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This classic cookie is always a treat for kids and adults alike!

Perfect peanut butter cookies!


I discovered this recipe on, where it is called “best ever peanut butter cookies ever” and has over 700 reviews.

I think it is named appropriately!

One thing I found interesting is the fact that these cookies do not contain any flour.  I am slightly addicted to gluten and never thought I could get a thick cookie with a great crumb without it… but I was wrong!

The only changes I made were to halve the recipe (that is like the first time I have ever said that, so weird) added brown sugar and increased the vanilla.  I love vanilla!  So basically I am sticking to the original recipe and am thankful to the creator.

And the Creator. Can I get an Amen?

Perfect peanut butter cookies!


As much as I want to personalize things and make them my own, this is one cookie that I am not willing to mess with. I absolutely adore the iconic criss cross pattern and wouldn’t change it for a million billion dollars.

Ok, ok, so I would probably change it for like $20 but whatever.

best ever peanut butter cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, all all ingredients and stir together until smooth.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Perfect peanut butter cookies!


Be sure to head on over to my Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dessert Pizza where I also used this recipe!




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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing your peanut butter cookie recipe.

    My aunt shared her peanut butter cookie recipe with me about a hundred years ago when I was a little girl. It does not include flour, salt, or baking soda, only peanut butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. My aunt’s recipe is gluten-free, low or no sodium (depending on the peanut butter ingredients), lower carbs, and that should mean lower calories than the recipes that use flour. They taste better to me than the fully-loaded peanut butter cookies ever did! These could be made even healthier if one made their own peanut butter instead of using commercial peanut butter.

    Have you ever made your own peanut butter? I haven’t, but it is something that I would like to try.

    Have a great day!

    • Kathy says

      I make my peanut butter all the time. I just throw my peanuts in my Vita blender and blend. I like it better than the peanut butter you buy!

  2. Susan P says

    Is your ingredients only half of the original recipe? How many cookies did you get with the ingredients listed?

  3. Ashley says

    I’ve been using this same recipe for years, it is SO good.

    The peanut butter blossom cookies I make also don’t contain flour. It’s hard to believe what a rich, thick cookie you can get with leaving it out. I just love them!

  4. says

    LOVE how your cookies came out! I too love peanut butter cookies, but for some reason they never turn out right, that is until today…when I go home and make these asap!! Such pretty pictures as always :)

  5. says

    My goal this year was to teach my 9 year old and 7 year old to bake.
    My 7 year old likes to figure out how to do things on her own. So I let her at it.

    I have since realized that she doesn’t know the difference between a tablespoon or teaspoon or cup is.
    2 tsp is not the same thing as 2 1/2 cups.

    Those cookies were horrible. And I felt so badly for Brin!

  6. Rita says

    THis is the only peanut butter cookie recipe I use. BUT, I only use peanut butter, white sugar and an egg. THe next time I make them I’m going to use white and brown sugar and add the vanilla. They are so good and folks can’t believe there is no flour.

  7. Tracy says

    These look great. Another great PB cookie without flour is 1 cup PB, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg. The cookies cook really quickly and are amazing! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  8. Alex Winchester says

    I like these but without the flour it makes it kind’ve soupy so I added 1 cup of flower and the batch of cookie dough come out just right! :)

    • says

      Hum, something sounds off! There is not enough liquid in the recipe for it to be “soupy”… but if you alterations made you happy then I am good with it. :)

  9. Melissa King says

    I had to come back and write a review after making these cookies. These were the easiest and best tasting peanut butter cookies I ever made and had. Even my family loved them, and they are hard to please at times.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Alisha says

    Just made these. They came out perfect.
    They did seem a bit puffy and underdone, but after cooling, they looked just like the pic.
    Note to anyone else making them for the first time, a little dough goes a long way. I used about a tablespoon size ball and the cookies came out palm size. Just FYI.
    Thanks for the recipe!!!