The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe – Only 5 Ingredients!

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There’s just something about a good cookie right out of the oven and a glass of milk isn’t there? I love making cookies from scratch, but what I don’t have time for are cookies with an endless ingredient list. I want simple. I want gluten free. I want absolute deliciousness. And that’s exactly what you get with The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe I’m sharing with you today. It has only 5 ingredients and it’s amazing!

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Although this peanut butter recipe is gluten free, I promise you those who don’t have an issue with gluten will love these. I tested them out on my kids and guests, and no one knew they didn’t have flour in them. I think what makes these cookies over the top is the fact they’re rolled in sugar. When  I first made them I didn’t roll them in sugar and although they were good – as you can see from the pictures, adding that last sugar element makes them irresistible.

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These would be the perfect cookies to leave for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, to bring to a party or to whip up because everyone is craving something sweet. Because the ingredients are so simple, most likely you already have these in your pantry and refrigerator.

One note, I also made these once with a sprinkle of sea salt and for those who like the salty/sweet combo – it’s perfection. Now about that recipe…

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Yields 24
A delicious gluten free cookie that will please your family, your guests and Santa Claus. With only 5 ingredients, you can whip these up in a jiffy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 egg, slightly beaten
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. sugar for rolling dough in, set aside in small bowl
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Mix together the 1 cup of peanut butter and the 1 cup of sugar until well mixed.
  3. 3. Add in the slightly beaten egg, baking powder and vanilla, and mix until completely combined.
  4. 4. Roll about 1 Tablespoon of the dough into a ball.
  5. 5. Roll the ball in the sugar you set aside in a small bowl, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. 6. Take a fork and press the cookie with a criss-cross pattern. This makes the traditional peanut butter cookie 'marks'.
  7. 7. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on your oven.
  8. 8. Let sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a metal rack for cooling.
Notes
  1. I had to experiment with the cooking time. For my oven, 10 minutes was too long and 7 minutes was just right. It made them still chewy, which is how I like my peanut butter cookies to turn out.
  2. Variation: Instead of rolling the dough in sugar, after making the criss cross pattern, sprinkle with a little sea salt.
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