I had to make cookies at the last minute for a school function and a friend gave me this quick and easy recipe. From start to finish, this only takes about 30-45 minutes and the taste is like you spent hours in the kitchen. You might want to make a double batch, because they will be gone before you know it. ENJOY!!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and baking soda until well blended. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on cookie sheets until set, before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; 3.7 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 70 mg sodium. 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
I usually use brown sugar and skip the baking soda when I make these. Be sure to let these cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack or they may fall apart. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2006
I followed this recipe exactly and was very disappointed with the outcome. I agree with the other person who said they were so peanut buttery she had to drink a whole glass of water after eating one. Eating one of these cookies was the equivalent to eating a spoon of peanut butter!!! They were also dry and crumbly.. I won't make this recipe again. I am a peanut butter cookie connoisseur and would much rather take a little extra time and make a cookie that tastes great.. Read More
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475 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 117
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
I usually use brown sugar and skip the baking soda when I make these. Be sure to let these cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack or they may fall apart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
I usually use brown sugar and skip the baking soda when I make these. Be sure to let these cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack or they may fall apart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2007
I needed a quick, easy dessert recipe for my mom who is allergic to gluten. Wow, did I come across the perfect recipe! I agree, you do have to love peanut butter as it is very rich. I read others saying it fell apart on them, but what I did is mix the ingredients in the morning, put the batter in the fridge and when I got home that evening, I baked them. I also used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar which I think gives it a better consistency. They came out perfect little (slight) mounds. They do need to be rolled into small balls, about 3/4". I've made this recipe a few times now and what I do if I don't want to bake all of them, is keep them in an airtight container and just bake as I want them. I've kept the batter in the fridge for as long as a week. This is the PERFECT easy, gluten free cookie! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2006
I followed this recipe exactly and was very disappointed with the outcome. I agree with the other person who said they were so peanut buttery she had to drink a whole glass of water after eating one. Eating one of these cookies was the equivalent to eating a spoon of peanut butter!!! They were also dry and crumbly.. I won't make this recipe again. I am a peanut butter cookie connoisseur and would much rather take a little extra time and make a cookie that tastes great.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
I used the exact ingredients cited in the recipe. I chilled the dough for about an hour, making it easy to roll into balls. I rolled the dough into 1" balls and then flattened each with criss-cross fork strokes. I believe that cookie size is critically important to this recipe. The recipe states it will make 3 doz. which it easily does with a smaller size. Flourless cookies are very rich cookies, and require a scaled back portion. (It is similar to the reduced portion size for flourless chocolate cake compared to traditional chocolate cake.) The cookies baked up nicely in about 8 min. The result was a golden brown, crispy petite peanut butter cookie. Thanks Vicki. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2008
VERY peanut-buttery! I suggest to add about 1/8 - 1/4th cup flour, it helps the cookie harden and not be so limp. I made sure to shape the cookies in a round ball the SECOND time otherwise they won't turn out into a perfect cookie circle. The last suggestion I have is to let them cool for 10-15 minutes. Making these minor adjustments helped me out a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2003
Excellent! I used Adams Crunchy Peanut Butter. Rolled half the recipe in balls they came out round & moist... drizzled those with melted chocolate. Added chocolate chips to the other half of the recipe. Also rolled in balls but while still moist those came out flatter and crisper. YUM! Definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2011
I think some people are missing the beauty of this recipe...THERE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FLOUR! These are great cookie for those suffering from Celiac Disease or those who have gluten sensitivities in general. Many people can't tolerate regular flour, so these are a great alternative. Are they the best peanut butter cookies ever? No, definitely not, but they are delicious for what they are, most people have these ingredients on hand, and they are really easy to make. As far as cook time goes, I would follow the directions on the recipe...I like ooey gooey soft cookies, and I had to cook these above the 8 minutes. I would check them at 8 minutes and see how they are. Mine didn't even brown on the bottom at all and they were in the oven for at least 10 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, so I would recommend following the instructions if it's your first time making them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
Kids love these! So easy even my husband can make them (and he does an excellent job). He usually adds a 1/2 bag of peanut butter chips to make them even more peanut buttery. One trick is to cook the cookies in the ball shape and THEN criss-cross smash them after you have removed them from the oven so they don't crumble! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
excellent! I made 1/3 of this recipe (beat the egg and only added 1/3 of the mixture) and added about a tablespoon of flour to make it easier to shape into balls. I also added a few dashes of cinnamon. Crispy outside chewy inside...best PBC's I've can remember having! Read More
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