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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies require 5 ingredients and make the perfect nutty, sweet treat to enjoy throughout the week. Dunk the cookies in melted chocolate and sprinkle flaked sea salt on top for extra oomph.
Course Sweets
Keyword flourless cookies, flourless peanut butter cookies, holiday cookies, peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Tracey Gene


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter we like Wild Friends' Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz chocolate chips optional
  • flaked sea salt optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add the peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and salt to a medium-sized bowl. Stir all ingredients together with a spatula until a dough forms. 
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out dough and place dough on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Press down on top of the dough with a fork to flatten the dough and to form a crosshatch pattern. 
  • Bake cookies for about 15-18 minutes, or until brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. 
  • Optional step - Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring in increments, until melted. Dunk one side of the cooled cookies into the melted chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. Once all cookies are dunked in chocolate, add flaked sea salt on top and transfer the sheet to the fridge for about 10, or until the chocolate has hardened.