Peanut Butter Cookies Without Flour

These peanut butter cookies knocked my socks off at the first bite. At first, I tried to follow a recipe that wasn’t great. So I tweaked it a few times, and it finally became perfection.

Whether you have to be gluten free, or you simply don’t want flour in your diet, give these a try. Southern food should please the palate and make you feel good all over.

Delicious gluten-free peanut butter cookie

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

As much as I love peanut butter, I knew there had to be a cookie that I could eat. I’ve been gluten-free for almost seven years, and that’s a long time to go without something I enjoy. However, it seemed like no matter which recipe I tried, nothing measured up to what I wanted in a peanut butter cookie.

But I didn’t give up. I tried one recipe after another, until I realized I needed to figure it out on my own. So I started working on making them good enough to meet my standards.

Then when I discovered a way to make them delicious, I had a whole new problem. I couldn’t stop eating them. Seriously, these cookies will melt in your mouth. Without a doubt, these are the tastiest peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had.

Peanut Butter Cookies Melt the Heart

Not only will these cookies melt in your mouth, when you give them to your family, their hearts will melt. They’ll quickly become everyone’s favorite sweet treat, and you can feel good about giving them fresh, homemade cookies.

Super Easy to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Mix the peanut butter and sugar.

Mix the peanut butter and sugar.
Peanut butter and sugar

Next, mix the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.

Mix the egg, baking soda, and vanilla.
Mix the vanilla, egg, and baking soda.

Combine all of the ingredients. If you want to save some to bake later, divide the batter in half and cover it in plastic to bake at another time.

Half of the cookie dough in plastic wrap.
Half the cookie dough in plastic wrap

Roll teaspoon-size balls and place on the pan. Using a fork, make a crisscross pattern on top of the cookies. Bake until the edges are done.

Cookies with crisscross on top, ready to be put in the oven.
Cookies on a baking pan

Five-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are super easy to make, and chances are, you already have the ingredients in your pantry. In the event you have unexpected guests, you’ll always be prepared.

Just can whip these up, pop them into the oven, and serve them warm cookies. They’ll have a delicious treat that will make them think you’ve been baking all day.

Baked peanut butter cookie on a white paper towel

I love taking a recipe and making it my own. In fact, I think that’s what southern cuisine is all about.

They’re the perfect final touch after enjoying a bowl of homemade bean soup.

More Delicious Food

Do you like these peanut butter cookies? If so, you’ll love these: Shanibars.

Here is another delicious dessert option: Peanut Butter Fudge.

Recipes from sites you’ll love:
The Pin Junkie
Back to My Southern Roots

Yield: 24 cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Without Flour

Peanut Butter Cookies Without Flour
These cookies are ideal for anyone who has to follow a gluten-free diet. They have the perfect combination of crunch and chewiness.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (Use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer pieces of the peanut)
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter and sugar.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
  4. Combine all of the ingredients in the large bowl and mix well.
  5. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and form it into tablespoon-size balls.
  7. Place on cookie sheet approximately an inch apart.
  8. Press the tops of the cookies with a fork in two directions, making a crisscross pattern.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are firm.
  10. Cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a platter.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

3 cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 230 Total Fat 19g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 23mg Sodium 339mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 2g Sugar 4g Protein 9g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
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