Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (4 Ingredients, GF)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.

Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesΒ have been a staple of our cookie rotation for almost ten years. They’re so easy to make, from start to finish they take about 20 minutes. In fact just pre-heating the oven takes longer than making the batter and scooping it onto the pans.

I first came across this recipe at a family BBQ. A family friend told me about this rule of thumb 1:1:1:1 ratio of the ingredients and how it was the most popular recipe and cookie for a bakery she was working at. I was intrigued because:

  1. No stand mixer, just a whisk and a cookie scooper
  2. One bowl!
  3. 4 ingredients
  4. No messing with oil/butter
  5. Uhm, peanut butter? πŸ™‚

So I went home that day and made a batch. Oh my goodness, yes! I understood exactly why the bakery could sell each Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie for so much. They are DELICIOUS. Then a funny thing happened…

Gluten Free totally blew up. Everyone wanted everything made without gluten. I got to a point where I was making desserts for my favorite clients and I’d leave fun surprises behind for them. Truffles were popular, for clients with dietary restrictions these were a total hit.

I had clients email me asking to order dozens of them and wanting cookie dough to freeze. 4 Ingredients guys. SO EASY. So I offered the recipe to them at no charge thinking I couldn’t in good faith charge paying clients for this cookie. They replied with, “no, you make them. I want them any time you can make them and I am happy to pay anytime you bring them by.” So I began baking them once a month. Then the emails of “can we get more?” started coming in.

4 Ingredients guys.

If you like peanut butter, believe me when I tell you, make these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Some fun ways to play with the recipe?

  • Roll peanut butter dough in sugar before baking
  • Add peanut butter and powdered sugar to a mixer and mix on high until lightened and fluffy and scoop between two and sandwich it together. That makes them into 5 Ingredient DOUBLE Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches… I know, right?
  • Chocolate chips in the dough or toffee bits.
  • Peanut Butter chips for an additional hit of peanut butter.
  • Marshamallows baked in for a fluffernutter type of cookie.
  • Make them in double the size add ice cream for an amazing ice cream sandwich.
  • Roast marshmallows, grab a piece of chocolate and put in between two cookies for an awesome Β S’mores Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie sandwich.

Looking for more Cookie Ideas? Check out the cookies on the blog!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (4 Ingredients Total!)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.
Yield 24 cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together and scoop with a cookie scoop or a one tablespoon measure.
  • Press a fork down onto the cookies to make lines vertically and horizontally.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Keyword: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with just 4 Ingredients Total! One bowl, one whisk and some delicious, amazing Peanut Butter cookies.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I have heard of a. Flourless cookie,but have never tried them. Would these work with a sugar substitute?I will try these first as written.,but hope they will work using Stevie or a Stevie blend

    1. I haven’t tested it but I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how they turn out.

    1. I used Smuckers all natural peanut butter and they were baking in oil! The batter was crumbly and a mess to work with. The finished product did hold together but they don’t taste like peanut butter cookies and only needed 13 mins baking time. The bottoms did brown but have a very slight burnt flavor. I recommend using old fashioned peanut butter only for this recipe. I’ll taste again tomorrow and maybe the flavors will have married and the peanut butter flavor will come through.

  2. Chunky or smooth peanut butter? Wanted to check before I tried making them in case you knew chunky pb wouldn’t work out. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the tip!
    I have to say, these are sooooo close to actually being healthy!
    What would u reccomend instead of the sugar? As sweetener? Splenda perhaps?
    Im a fitness freak but i love doing the not so healthy into healthy snacks πŸ™‚

    1. You could try the Splenda baking blend – that’s pretty much cut for cut the equivalent of sugar. I hope you enjoy them!

  4. Love this recipe. I have been doing the 3 ingredient version for years. It was my first recipe I would bake for my now husband back in the day.

  5. Memories!!! My mom used to make these all of the time (without the vanilla, but I love that addition). I’d completely forgotten about them. Thank you for reminding me to make the simple and delicious cookies!!

  6. Just 4 ingredients and it looks so awesome. These cookies are a must-try. Thanks for sharing this simple yet delicious recipe!

  7. I’m going to have to make these with the kids tomorrow! They sound delicious and I love that they are flourless!

  8. WOW! These look so good and are so simple to make! I’ll have to whip up a batch for my GF nephews this weekend!

  9. Fascinated by the fact that these are flourless – and coming from you I know they will be delicious!!

  10. I’ve tried a flourless pb cookie before, but I don’t think it followed this 1:1:1:1 rule, and it was only so so. Now I’m definitely going to have to try these out to compare!

  11. Yes please! Since Girl Scout cookie season ended, I’ve been cookie-less and it’s down right depressing. I need these!

  12. Ohmygosh, why have I never put vanilla in my PB cookies? I use the same recipe but never vanilla before. LOVE this idea!

  13. I can imagine how yummy this peanut butter cookies.. easy and quick recipe is always on my list to make . thx for sharing Sabrina.