| | | | |

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie – No Flour

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Rewards Style influencer and Jane Influencer, we earn from qualifying purchases and any sales made through such links will reward us a small commission – at no extra cost for you.

This 4 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is quick and delicious! A real timesaver during the busy holiday season.

Welcome to the Holiday Cookie Tour. Our sweet friend Maryann of Domestically Speaking is our gracious host. Each day this week we will share lots of cookie recipes to take you through this holiday season. Our time-saving recipe is a 4 ingredient peanut butter cookie – no flour added.

In our homes, we all love baked goods. Specifically, anything with peanut butter. The issue that we have with baking is that it can be time consuming and there are lots of messy, powdery ingredients – flour, baking soda,baking powder and salt.

Last weekend, our local weather finally felt like Fall had arrived. Clear blue skies and crisp temps mean snuggling indoors and watching football. Honey Bee and I had a sweet tooth craving, but I didn’t feel like hauling out all of the stuff it typically takes to bake. Plus, I didn’t want to miss the football game.

Then, I remembered my Grandma Bessie’s recipe for peanut butter cookies. They were a treat that she and I baked when I was a little girl. I altered Grandma’s recipe by adding vanilla to the mix. Her recipe only called for three ingredients.

The beauty of this recipe is how quickly the dough comes together. In no time at all you will have soft and chewy peanut butter cookies. They will be perfect to make as an addition to your holiday cookie list.

Yield: 24 cookies

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie - No Flour

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie - No Flour


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jif)
  • 1 cup brown sugar or white sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


      Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

      In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.

      Scoop out a spoonful of dough and roll it into a ball. Place the cookie balls onto a nonstick baking sheet.

      Dip a fork into sugar. Flatten the cookie balls by pressing a fork down on top of them, then press it down again at a 90º angle to make a criss-cross pattern.

      Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown.

      Remove from baking sheet and cool.



This easy recipe is versatile. You may use white sugar or brown sugar.

You can achieve this pretty criss-cross pattern by dipping a fork into water, then into sugar. Press the fork downward on top of the rolled dough ball. Repeat the method and turn the fork in the opposite direction. Feel free to sprinkle more sugar on top if you prefer.

We ate quite a few of these while they were warm and served with milk.

For me this was a great holiday family memory of my grandma.

These cookies are perfect for you and your own family, or for friends, parties and potlucks.

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board!

Our love of peanut butter is strong with our family. You can enjoy these peanut butter holiday recipes too!

Peanut Butter Fingers

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Ritz Crackers

Homemade Dog Treats for Christmas

Homemade Dog Treats for Christmas. Made with peanut butter and pumpkin.

Now – Please take a look at all of these cookie delights that our friends have created!

Monday’s Cookies

Christmas M&M Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Almond Horn Cookies

Santa’s Whiskers Christmas Cookies

Tuesday’s Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Really Good Gingersnaps

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

Wednesday’s Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Easy No Bake Peppermint Gingersnap Cookies

Italian Horn Cookie Recipe

Easy Spritz Cookies (not pictured)

Thursday’s Cookies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Christmas Seven Layer Bars

Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Easy Holiday Nutmeg Cookies

Friday’s Cookies

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Coconut Apricot Bars

Traditional Christmas Cookies


  1. ColleenB.-Tx. says:

    I’m now 70 yr. old and remember when I would help my mother make peanut butter cookies. I always had the pleasure of making the criss-cross designs using a fork; of which was about the sharpest utensil I was allowed to use at the time.

    Don’t know why, but she always made these around the holidays. Totally different recipe that is made now days then it was back years ago as there was no short-cuts.

    I remember being sent to the hen house to get the eggs so that she could add them to the cookie batter; along with flour, baking soda and I think baking powder, shortening, etc.

    Now, into days world, someone came up with an idea of making cookies just from using a cake mix. (I must say, I still make my cookies the old fashion way; the way my mother always made them.) Only difference; I have no – hen house in our yard; so the closest thing now for me is the grocery store as my hen house.

  2. Mother of 3 says:

    Those sound so easy to make and look so delicious! Pinned.

  3. I am a huge peanut butter fan and so is my husband. I haven’t made this kind of cookie in years and I’m looking forward to making a batch very soon. No flour is a bonus for anyone who wants to make a treat for someone with a gluten allergy.

  4. I am looking forward to making your peanut butter cookie recipe. I am trying to cut flour out of my diet. And this is a great dessert recipe to start with.
    Also a delicious treat for gift giving! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your recipe is so easy, and the peanut butter cookies look amazing! We love the traditional recipe for these cookies, but I need to try this simple one for our fam! So fun hopping with y’all… I’ve pinned and shared!

  6. I love that this is only 4 ingredients…a definite time saver during the holidays! Extra points for being gluten free, too. I love peanut butter and can only imagine how good these must be with a glass of cold milk. Thanks for sharing! It’s a pleasure to join you ladies on this hop!

  7. Oh how I adore peanut butter anything & these cookies look so moist and chewy!

  8. These look and sound delicious and I love that there’s no flour. My husband is gluten-free and I am going to surprise him with these! Thank you for sharing. pinned!

  9. These sound delicious! And only 4 ingredients?! I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe.

  10. These PB cookies look just like the ones I remember getting in school. They had the perfect fork marks like yours. I am so craving these now!

  11. Peanut butter cookies are one of my all time favorites and I love that these have no flour. Can’t wait to make these for the holidays with my kids. Happy to be on the cookie hop with you.

  12. You guys know I am bananas for peanut butter so I can’t wait to try this recipe! S has been undergoing a lot of allergy tests too so this couldn’t be more timely, especially since the holidays are right around the corner! Hugs, CoCo

  13. I love a good peanut butter cookie with a cold glass of milk! Love how quick and easy these are – perfect for the busy holiday season!

  14. I love peanut butter cookies and these look like perfection! Thank you for sharing!

    xo Trish

  15. Wow! Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites and these look so easy and delicious with only 4 ingredients! Pinned!

  16. I can’t wait to try these because my husband LOVES peanut butter cookies. We’re trying to cut back on gluten so I’m excited to make these. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.