Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate

If there is one thing I've learned in the kitchen; it's that baking should not be complicated.  

The best recipes usually have the simplest method or the least amount of ingredients. (I mean, the best pie dough is 3 ingredients!)  Too many flavors and a baked good begins to lose its focus.  

When I need to make really good cookies for someone - but, I'm in no mood to plug in my Kitchen Aid - that's when these super simple, peanut butter cookies truly shine. 

I promise you this recipe is quick; easy; simple and most importantly, it's a crowd-pleaser.  Here, the peanut butter is the star.  Feel free to omit the chocolate if you'd like a more traditional peanut butter cookie.  

No flour. No butter. Little dishes. Lots of smiles.    

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate

  • I cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped, roasted & unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup good-quality chopped, dark chocolate
  • White granulted sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large glass bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and sugar until fully combined and smooth.  Add in the egg, sugar, baking soda, vanilla and salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. With a wooden spoon, stir in the chopped peanuts and chocolate. 
  4. Roll in tablespoon-sized balls and roll in the white sugar. 
  5. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Press down with a fork, making a cross-hatch pattern. 
  6. Bake for about 9-10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.  Take out and let cool on the sheet pans for 5-10 minutes before removing.
  7. Store in an air-tight container for a week. Or freeze for up to 3 months. 
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Happy Weekend!!