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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I am confident that you will love these Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. They are a breeze to make and you do not require any special equipment. Just add all the ingredients to one bowl and mix them together. 
Course Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 93kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) See Note 1
  • ¾ cup brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract See Note 2

Optional Toppings:

  • melted chocolate for drizzling
  • sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).
    Line two rimmed baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  • Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and thoroughly mix them together.
    Set the bowl aside for 10 minutes to firm the dough. See Note 3.
  • Remove some dough with a teaspoon and roll with your hands into balls about 2 ½ cm (1”) diameter and place them onto prepared baking sheets. – see Note 4. 
    Lightly press tops of cookies with the tines of a fork, flattening them a little and making a crosshatch pattern.
  • Put both trays in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, swapping the trays halfway through, until the cookies are a light golden brown on the edges. 
  • Allow cookies to cool on the tray for about 10 minutes, and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 – 5 days.

Notes

  1. I use a natural peanut butter, either crunchy or smooth, to avoid those with unwanted additives. Natural peanut butter frequently has a layer of oil on the top and this will need to be mixed in well before measuring out for the cookies.
  2. Use good quality vanilla extract which is naturally derived. The flavour is superior to one which is synthetically produced.
  3. It is important that the mixture rests for about 10 minutes as it makes it easier to roll into balls.
  4. You could use a small ice cream scoop to shape the dough into balls.
  5. Please note, the nutritional information is based on one cookie. The nutritional information is an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg