Sunday, November 18, 2012

5 Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies


It's almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S! And if you are stuck in a bind because, maybe you suck at baking and you are expected to make something, or maybe you are just short on time, this is your lifesaver. This recipe is one I have LOVED for a few years now. It is super simple and it's so good.

If you like Peanut Butter, then you will love these cookies. If you like fast treats, then you will love these cookies. If you like to cut out some Carbs, you will like these cookies, and if you want to show your kids how to make some cookies, then you should try these cookies.

Whilst on a search for a recipe from Whole Foods, (Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies that are available at the #1 Whole Foods in Austin, Texas) I came across these. Not the recipe I wanted but hey, they are pretty darn good. And they only have 5 ingredients.

So here the recipe that I adapted from Whole Foods. It is almost exactly what they have on their website.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup sugar (WF suggests 3/4 but I think 1/2 is just right)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter (I like to use half regular half crunchy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
      
  • (and if you want you should add some mini chocolate chip morsels)
  • (that's right, you read correctly, NO FLOUR)
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or don't it really doesn't matter but don't grease it, peanut butter has it's own natural oils).

Beat together egg, sugar, baking soda and vanilla in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment or with a hand-held mixer. Beat in the peanut butter. Stir in chocolate chips if using.



Your mix should resemble this (mine has chocolate chunks and 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter and 1/2c regular peanut butter, the white pieces are peanuts)


Drop dough by teaspoonfuls (or make super big ones!) onto prepared baking sheet, pressing lightly with the back of a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly set. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling
(DO NOT OVER BAKE)

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it, and if you want something with chocolate, try these 3 ingredient Gianduia sandwich cookies (two posts down)

13 comments:

  1. this looks so goof!!! i love trying new recipes like this!

    Helene in Between

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  2. I am going to have to try this it looks really good.

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  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing another recipe! Mmm...

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  4. These look great! I'm not sure if I've ever had cookies without flour, but I've had flourless chocolate cake and I love it!

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  5. Oooo, thank you so much for this recipe!
    My bf is allergic to almost all the grain there is -.- So I rarely make cookies nowadays cause I can't even open a wheatflour bag in the kitchen anymore :'c
    But this is flourless! It's genious♥

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  6. So trying this one! Can't believe it has not flour. They look yummy! And I like anything that doesn't involve too much effort lol :)

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  7. Only 5 ingredients? Gotta try it! Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it too. =0)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  9. Looks yummy got to try this one day.

    Mandy
    http://bunnygirlblog.com

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  10. I love, love, love peanut butter cookies and I have tried a similar flourless recipe before. They are so yummy!

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  11. These sound delicious! I surprisingly have everything in my cupboard right now to make them which hardly ever happens! :D I'm not the best baker but I'm definitely going to try these :D They sound like an amazing final exam study snack :D

    http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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