Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies


4-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie (Gluten & Dairy Friendly)

I’m in a rut. I’m not in any mood to make any Chinese New Year goodies at all. My usual favourites – peanut cookies and bak kwa (dried meat) doesn’t turn me on. Don’t get me wrong. I have a sweet tooth and am a big snack eater. Something is just not turned on this year. The only thing I felt like making is this deliciously chewy (and healthy) Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.

Anybody can make this ridiciously easy cookie with just 4 ingredients. Ok 5.. but in my books, baking soda does not count as an ingredient.

4-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie (Gluten & Dairy Friendly)

Something strange overcame me during that late night baking. My inner voice went “cookie cookie cookie” repeatedly when these babies came out of the oven. and that voice hasn’t stopped since then.

Gosh am I turning in cookie monster? Maybe. No butter, no flour and no sugar in these addictive peanut butter cookies. Creamy peanut butter are normally very fragrant, salted and sometimes sweetened. The peanut butter I used are very flavourful, and the chocolate chips are plenty sweet, therefore no sweetener is added. Maybe that’s why I’m so excited. Taste the peanut butter you are using, decide for yourself and add sweetener if needed.

4-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie (Gluten & Dairy Friendly)

Are these cookies healthy? Maybe. Just nom nom nom.

cOOkie cOOkie cOOkie 😛

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie
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Healthy delicious chewy 5-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie. No flour, no butter and no sugar
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 15-18 cookies
  • 1 cup (250g) Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ⅔ cup (50g) Quick Cooking Oats
  • ½ cup (40g) Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In small bowl, mix oats and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and eggs with a whisk (or wooden spoon) about 3 minutes until smooth. Gently mix in oats and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. The dough should be pretty sticky.
  4. Roll cookies into 2 inch dough balls with your hands and place onto baking tray about inches apart. If you are lazy, just scoop using 2 tablespoon (if you don't mind it being not so pretty). Lightly flatten the top of the cookie with your hand.
  5. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes and remove when edges barely begin to turn a golden brown. The cookies may look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven. Cool for 2 minutes on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in air tight container.
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* You can substitute almond butter or another nut butter to replace peanut butter.
* Dried cranberries / raisins can be used in place of chocolate chips.
* I recommend doubling the recipe because they will disappear quickly



  1. Cool! I was searching around for a simple choc chip cookie recipe to make with my 4 year old and stumbled upon my friend’s recipe 🙂 Thanks and the cookies look good (so is your photography skill).

  2. Oh, so glad you got in a rut and shared these! I have made something similar, although without the oats. I am having a bit of a sweet tooth attack right now, and these are making me very hungry!!! Yum!
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    • Thanks EA! You are right, sometimes getting into a rut is good. I have made these cookies 3 times since I’ve posted the recipe, really addictive 🙂

  3. This recipe brings back happy childhood memories for me. As an American ex-pat living in the UK peanut butter is not a big thing here but was a big thing for me growing up. And my mother used to make something very similar to these cookies, with me and my sis rolling the mixture into balls and pressing it onto the sheet. Those 10 minutes in the oven where the longest ten minutes ever. These would be fantastic with freshly roasted peanuts ground up just for the recipe. Ooh, I may be turning into a cookie monster too!

    • I’m surprised peanut butter is not a big thing in UK. It used to be a big thing during my childhood too, eating peanut butter by the spoonfuls 😛 These would definitely be fantastic with freshly roasted peanuts, but my processor have gave way last month. I might have to borrow someone’s processor to make a batch with freshly made almond butter!

  4. thanks for sharing Shannon, all the oaty goodness makes me want to eat more. will make some soon and hopefully in time for CNY!

  5. Oh my gosh these look so amazing! I’m currently cutting out sugar, grain and nuts, but once I can have them again I will have to try these. 🙂
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  6. Looks yummy!! Om nom nom indeed.
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