Four Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Four Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany

Hey everyone!

It’s been awhile since I’ve last shared a food post. With summer drawing to an end fairly soon, I figured why not share a recipe that might take your minds off of the impending autumn? Food is something I really love. To eat and to make. But, a recipe doesn’t have to be super complicated and exotic to capture my attention. I am not a foodie to that extent. Sometimes, something simple and basic can be just as comforting and rewarding. 

I've mentioned in the past how during spring quarter I took a nutrition class, not sure if you recall or not? For the final project for that class we had to alter a recipe based on a predicted outcome. Testing how manipulating certain  ingredients in a controlled way would change the results for better or for worse. In essence, a science experiment. Texture, taste, weight, volume, density, appearance, moisture content, fat absorption, variables as such had to be taken into account of. I chose to manipulate the basic four ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe by testing out how different peanut butters of varying consistencies played a role in the outcome. 

Four-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Today I wanted to share with you all the recipe that was the winner of the five I tried out. Okay, before I continue I must confess. This recipe does NOT use only four ingredients as the title states. There are a few ingredients that are optional, but I highly recommend to include. Disclaimer done.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here is the recipe.

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1 cup peanut butter (preferably Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 tsp baking soda

Optional (but highly recommended for optimal results)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
chocolate chips as desired

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Peanut Butter Cookies before baking - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a hand mixer, cream together the peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg until the yolk and white combine and is lightly frothy.

Add in the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt into the dough. Continue using a hand mixer to mix together. The dough will clump up and look almost broken, but that is the consistency to look for.

Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix in the chocolate chips (and other toppings you may desire).

Shape 1 tbs balls of dough spaced out two-inches apart onto a lined baking sheet.

Using a fork, lightly press in a crosshatched design on the dough. The balls of dough should flatten out to be roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Bake for 10 minutes until a medium-dark brown color. 

Allow the cookies to cool and set before removing from the tray, as the cookies are fragile once out of the oven


Makes approximately 24 cookies

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I specified in the recipe to use Adams peanut butter because the type of peanut butter used was the main variable I tested in my experiment. I found that the thick, creamy, near-liquidy consistency of that peanut butter worked best. Other brands can have peanut butters that are too dry and solid, or overly sweetened and dense. This one worked really nicely and provided a cookie that spread evenly with less color discrepancy overall, a chewier texture, and balance in sweetness and saltiness. There is a stronger brown sugar flavor that results from using this peanut butter, though I am not sure why. Also, the dough seems oiler prior to baking, but in the end result it was not discernible. 

Flourless Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


I chose to use granulated sugar AND brown sugar because the combination makes better tasting better textured cookies. Typically, cookie recipes involve brown sugar for the chewiness, moisture, and deep caramel sweetness it can provide that counters the structured crunchy lightness granulated white sugar adds. Also, that dash of vanilla extract and salt helps to bring out all the flavors. Although not exactly four ingredients per se, these cookies can be made with just four ingredients (peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda), but is definitely better with all. 

It’s definitely quiet surprising how without any flour this recipe can still result in cookies that seem to have flour. The fine crumb size doesn’t seem any different from that of a cookie with flour. I always enjoy trying out flourless food recipes because as someone of a gluten-free diet, it’s nice to have recipes that don’t require any substitutions of any kind. No discrimination.

Flourless Four Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


I really hope you all give this recipe a try! If you love cookies like I do, then I definitely think you will enjoy these. I got some friends and family to try them out, and they all liked it too. 

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are such a classic treat. Peanut butter’s other soulmate besides jelly is chocolate. The perfect combination. 

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany


Lemme know in the comments below what you think! Are you a fan of peanut butter cookies? What types of peanut butter treats do you like to enjoy? 

Also, comment down below what recipes you would recommend me to try out! I am always on the lookout for new foods to try!

Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead! 


Till next time,

~A

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60 comments

  1. great post... have a nice day
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  2. These are my fave biscuits!! I love them :) maybe I'll bake them ! Thanks for sharing xxx

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    1. You definitely should try them! I really love peanut butter in cookies, they are sooo good! Thank you!

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  3. It looks so yummy, I'm hungry now!!!x

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  4. Those cookies look so good, I enjoyed your post love.

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  5. Love this amazing blog, love the recipe as well, cannot wait to try it, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  6. OMG! This sounds like it tastes amazing! I used to hate peanut butter but since uni days I have come to love it and now peanut butter cookies are my fave! I was worried about the end result when you said it is flourless. I mean, how can you mold a cookie without flour? But it turned out great! I love the mixture of brown and white sugar when baking because it creates a moist and chewy cookie. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear they worked for you!! Peanut butter is sooo delicious and they really are the magic ingredient in this recipe. It really baffled me as well how it would have texture without flour, it's crazy how science works. Thank you Jenn!!

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  7. I'm going to have to make this with my boyfriend, he loves all things peanut butter! In all honesty though, I appreciate this simple, straight-forward recipe because I am completely USELESS when it comes to baking, haha! It's pretty awesome how you can make these without any flour, I wouldn't have guessed! I am going to bookmark this and maybe give it a try sometime on a weekend. <3 Thanks for sharing hun, and I'd love to see more food posts on your blog, your recipes are fab! <3

    Kay
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    1. Haha I really tried to make this recipe as easy to follow as I could! I like baking because it's soothing and fun, but it definitely can be difficult at times! I hope your boyfriend likes them! Thank you :)

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  8. WOW! These look DELICIOUS, Andrea! I wish I wasn't allergic to peanuts >_< or I'd totally be trying these out! Do you think that peanut butter could be replaced with something similar like almond butter? (OR Trader Joe's sells 'cookie butter' which has the same consistency but it tastes like gingerbread!! though, I realize how unhealthy that sounds LOL).

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    1. Aww :( that's too bad! I think it would work well with almond butter too! You should give that a try and see how it goes! Now I'm curious too...
      Ooh cookie butter? That sounds delicious!

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  9. These look so good! I've never imagined baking anything that is flourless before. I'll be trying this one out x

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  10. Honestly, I wouldn't guess that these cookies are flourless! Your recipe is really easy, so thank you for sharing it, I'll try this out ASAP :)

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    1. I hope you like them! It was quite amazing how this recipe works without flour yet creates the same result! Thank you!

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  11. Nammm!!!! These cookies look delicious :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  12. Mmm, these look delicious! I guess you could also use almond butter and make them slightly healthier!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. I am definitely going to try out almond butter and see how that works! Making them healthier would make these guilt free and justify cookies for breakfast :)

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  13. These look great! Definitely want to try these, great instructions babe <3

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  14. This is totally the perfect combination of delicious and easy! I'm totally trying these out ASAP! I'm such a fan of everything peanut butter, haha!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Peanut butter is the best thing ever! I love just having a spoonful of it hahaha thank you Stephanie!

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  15. We love cookies!! Great post!!
    Have a nice day!
    *Carol* and xx Vero

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    1. Haha I wish I could send cookies over the internet!! Thank you Aly!

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  17. These look amazing! Will definitely be making these! :) xx
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    1. Thanks Emily! Let me know how they turn out! :)

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  18. Oh, wow! This is so easy to make, I think I would give it a try! xx

    Have a nice day!
    Lots of love, Eiren.
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    1. Thank you Eiren! I hope they turn out great for you! They are super easy to make!

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  19. I have to say, although I don't particularly care for peanut butter itself, peanut butter cookies are AMAZING. I'm not sure what it is about peanut butter in cookie form, but I love it. I've been saving recipes to try out with my friends though (mostly the short videos from Tasty and such ;P ) and I'll be sure to bookmark this one!

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    1. Peanut butter in cookies are soooo good! I already really like peanut butter, and I think that they are definitely very good in cookie form as well. I think they make cookies better than normal. I really hope you enjoy these cookies! Do give them a try because they are very easy to make! Thanks Sam!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, definitely do it! They are the perfect treat to have!

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  21. Such a lovely post dear! Thanks for sharing) Have a great day))

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    1. Cookies are such delicious bite sized treats :)

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  23. I'm a huge fan of cookies, and I have to try this out! :-) Great post and thanks for sharing :-)
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    1. Thank you Barbara! You really should! There's something about peanut butter cookies that are even better. They would be a great treat to make to bring to school or something!

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  24. This sounds too easy and super delicious. Could be trouble for my waistline this fall! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Hahaha we gotta have some padding for the long winter ahead though :P

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  25. Anything that results in cookies gets a thumbs up from me - the quicker and easier, the better! haha :) These both look and sound SO good.

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    1. They are super fast and easy to make! It's just difficult waiting for them to cool off to eat. Aren't cookies just the best? Thank you Gabrielle!

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  26. I never made these kind of biscuits but it should be amazing to experiment with foods! I want to try this recipe, thanks a lot darling! ^-^
    Have a lovely day!
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    1. I really hope you like them! Definitely do give them a try, these cookies were super delicious. Thank you Roberta!

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  27. I love peanut butter. Have you tried this recipe using a chia or flax egg?

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    1. I haven't! I am planning on it though to see if I can make this recipe vegan as well. I've baked before with chia and flax eggs, but I haven't tried in this recipe yet. If you do try it, lemme know if it works! thanks for the idea Chelsey!

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  28. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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