Study Break: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Need an easy late night snack to keep you through those all-nighters studying for tomorrow’s finals? Our house is currently up until the wee hours perfecting art projects and looking over class notes and I thought we needed a little pick-me-up. These cookies are light and tasty and really easy to make for your friends, especially those who eat gluten free because these cookies are flourless! (Some peanut butters contain gluten- be sure to check the label) 

If you check on, you will see that they have some throw-ins to make these cookies even more spectacular including a Cranberry-Oat recipe and a Toffee-Pretzel one (which I tried- yum yum heath bars 🙂 ). Check it out here!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

From Real Simple Magazine


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, sugars, eggs, baking soda, and salt until smooth.
  2. Shape the dough into balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each) and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Using the tines of a fork, flatten each ball, creating a crisscross pattern.
  3. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until puffed and golden, 10 to 12 minutes (the cookies will deflate as they cool). Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Categories: Desserts

Author:Rachel Johnson

Writer/Photographer/Food Person Stupid Good: When food is so simple and delicious, it's just stupid.

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2 Comments on “Study Break: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. January 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I have been trying to find a simple flourless cookie recipe! This one is so perfect because all the ingredients are basic ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing :))

    • Rachel
      January 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      These do have a tendency to burn because they have so much sugar in them so if you undercook them, they will be fine. When they cool, they will cook a bit more and be soft and chewey! 🙂

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