Effortless Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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It’s been a little quiet here in the kitchen lately.  I’m 36 weeks pregnant with very little energy, very high emotions and a ton of heartburn.  At Wednesday’s appointment, my doc said to take it easy because I’ve already progressed and she’d like the baby to “cook” at least another week before going into labor.  Oh boy.

I am definitely taking it easy as far as cooking and baking goes.  Nothing new has happened in days in my oven, sink or stove.  Just the usual go-to recipes, take-out, and eat-out.  Although, I did make a new pie last weekend that was amazing.  But, there was no way I could work up the motivation to get my camera and take a photo of it.  Plus, it just gives me a reason to make it again very soon.

The other day, Ben was opening pretty much every cabinet and refrigerator door in our kitchen, looking for something to snack on.  My grocery shopping trips have been scarce lately, so our pantry is pretty bare-bones.  He finally gave up, turned to me and said “Do we have the ingredients to make your Peanut Butter M&M Cookies?”  Guess what my loving response was?  “Why?  You gonna make them?”  Nice, Nikki.

Cookie tower.

So I felt bad and made these very effortless cookies instead.

I didn’t get my camera out.  I didn’t style them all cutesy.  You’re looking at the Instagram photos from my iPhone.

Ben ate four of them straight in a row.

Effortless Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Serving Size: 1-2 cookies

Effortless Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies only mess one bowl and one wooden spoon.

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.

In a mixing bowl, stir all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until combined and smooth. Scoop tablespoon dough balls onto the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Or, eat warm, yum!

(Thanks to my friend, Becky, for this recipe. I miss you, girl!)


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  1. Fast, easy, and delicious! I’ll take a dozen please. 🙂 I can’t believe how close you are!!

  2. These look easy and good – although I may have to try with Biscoff or Nutella since we are self proclaimed addicts!
    Hope you “cook” a little longer, lol!

  3. “Nothing new has happened in days in my oven, sink or stove. Just the usual go-to recipes, take-out, and eat-out.”

    Nikki, thanks for being real. No one wants to go to the grocery store or cook at 36+ weeks, and they definitely don’t want to take their 3 year old and load/unload toddler and groceries from cart to car to house.

    At least Ben has lunch already made for him at RTS, right? Can’t wait to meet baby boy. Lots of love, Karen.

  4. Okay, well you are a better woman and I am. I would have responded EXACTLY how you did, only I would not have gotten up and made the cookies. The Husband would have been making ME cookies while I propped up my swollen feet.

    • haha, Lisa! If only Ben knew how to make ANYTHING in the kitchen… But, I knew I’d be left with a burned down house if I let him try. 😉

  5. Love an effortless recipe sometimes 🙂 they look yummy!

  6. I don’t even like peanut butter and these were good. I put marshmallows on the top for the last minute or so of baking and o.m.g. Nice and chewy. I’m making more tonight. Two batches this time- one with marshmallow and one with white chocolate chips that I really need to use up. 🙂

  7. I found the recipe via Google, made it and I am happy to report that it worked great. The cookies were lovely. I actually usednatural (organic) crunchy peanut butter, not the “commercial” one, and still the result was awesome. Thank you for the recipe!

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