Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe {You’re Welcome}

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You know that we I love peanut butter, right? LOVE.

Peanut butter cookies are our my favorite. The only thing I don’t care for is the floury taste that sometimes accompanies even the very best peanut butter cookies.

I found an amazing recipe on Joy The Baker‘s site when I began having gluten issues and have found that when paired with milk chocolate chips, these cookies are amazing. With or without the chocolate, they’re amazing – I won’t force anyone to put chocolate chips in their cookies.

5 ingredient Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Of course I’m going to share the recipe for these with you – because I am not one of those people who has secret recipes!

Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Ingredient 1. 1 Cup Peanut Butter. Preferably one that hasn’t been recalled in the last six months.

Ingredient 2. 1 Cup Sugar. You can mix white and brown, or just go straight brown like I do.

Ingredient 3. 1 Egg. Organic brown free range, Omega-fortified, or a plain white one. An egg is an egg.

Ingredient 4. 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda. This’ll make your cookies puffy and cloud-like.

Ingredient 5. Milk chocolate chips. Optional. Dark chocolate is healthiest, but milk chocolate is yummiest. Do what you love.

Mix the peanut butter, sugar, and egg. Add baking soda. Fold in chocolate chips.

Use a spoon to scoop the dough and roll into 1 inch balls. The dough is flaky and will have to be squeezed together to make it stick into a ball – it’s ok – it’ll be worth it.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Enjoy :)



  1. Alison says

    Cookies with no flour!? Awesome. In my mind, that makes them healthy, and therefore I can eat many of them and feel guilt free. Did I ever mention my logic works best when it comes to cookies? ;-)

  2. Kate says

    Awesome eating one right now ! Only thing I did is added baking soda and used only half of sugar and it was great I will make it again with even less sugar just my taste.

  3. Caitlin says

    Tastes great! Instead of white or brown sugar, I used coconut sugar. I don’t know if this made the difference, but the dough was VERY runny, so much so making balls of dough was out of the question. Next time, I am going to use half the coconut sugar, too. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  4. Marci says

    I am in love!
    I am allergic to gluten and peanuts so it is rare to find something yummy that satisfies the desire for a warm chewy cookie (gluten free recipes usually turn out very crunchy).
    I substituted the one cup of peanut butter with 1/2 cup sun butter (because it is very oily) and 1/2 cup almond flour.
    I also cut the brown sugar to half a cup as Kate suggested.
    The dough was perfect for rolling and the cookies are sooooo so good!
    Thank you!

  5. Nancy says

    Try making these without the chocolate chips and when you take them out of the oven top with a Hershey’s kiss! Really good !

  6. George B says

    Just made a batch of these with brown sugar and a little white sugar to make a full cup. Simple, quick and done in less than 30 minutes. I sprayed the pans with Pam for easy cleanup. No spacula necessary. They turned out awesome. Thanks for a very easy Gluten Free recipe.

  7. anitra says

    Because I didn’t have one cup of either pb, I used 1/2 cup creamy pb, 1/2 cup crunchy pb, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup regular sugar, 1 egg, & 1 teaspoon baking soda.
    They turned out GREAT! My 7-year-old had 4 cookies. She kept going back and sneaking cookies. I had three and my fiance just grabbed another one, and pb cookies are not even his favorite. So, these are a hit. I will be making these for Christmas treats.

  8. Keysha says

    OMG! YUM! If you love peanut butter and a fast batch of cookies look no further! I am so happy of how fast this is! Only wish I knew how much Weight watcher points one cookie is cause it’s hard to eat just one.

  9. Kayly says

    Just made these and they were great! I should have made smaller balls and flattened them more. But i added Reese pieces and white chocolate. YUM!

    • SG says

      Could these simple fast cookies be made without peanut butter, lets say using coconut oil to hold them together..similar to sugar cookies? Any ideas? Thank you. (btw made two batches two days in a row using 1/2 cup almond butter and 1/2 peanut butter, they were delicious!)


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