Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

What makes this recipe really sing: Without the flour getting in the way you really get that true peanut butter flavor.

BYOC: Try tossing in mini versions of stuff. I love peanut butter chips, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut and even a mini peanut butter cup.  Try making a thumb print cookie and add jelly to it.  Go crazy, kids and adults love these. 

Yield: 18 cookies


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix ingredients until well combined.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture about 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Flatten mounds with tines of a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies. Sprinkle coarse salt on top of cookies.
  4. Bake, switching position of pans halfway thorough baking, until golden around edges, about 10 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool.  Repeat with remaining dough.