Monday, October 27, 2014

5 Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

5 Ingredient Gluten Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies ©

It's Secret Recipe Club time! Each month SRC members are assigned another member's blog in secret to peruse and choose a recipe to make, photograph and blog about. Reveal day is seriously one of my favourite days!

This month I was assigned Shockingly Delicious by Dorothy and let me tell you I spent many happy hours perusing her blog (when I should have been studying!). Dorothy has 25 years of food writing and recipe development experience and it really shows. Her blog is full of scrumptious 'scary good' food and is beautifully written. I thought I had a lot of cookbooks but Dorothy has more than 400!

There were quite a few recipes which caught my eye. I will definitely be surprising my kids with her Strawberry-Citrus Frappe after school one day soon, and I can't wait to try the Breakfast Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Leftover Panettone after Christmas (it might take me until then to perfect a dairy-free version of that one!).

But after all that I really couldn't go past these peanut butter cookies. I already have 2 recipes for peanut butter cookies here but neither of them are as simple as this one, and that's exactly what I'm after these days. With only 5 ingredients and no flour or dairy these fit the bill perfectly. I've made 2 batches this month, one with peanut butter and one with almond butter and both were gobbled up in record time.

I used natural peanut butter so added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the batter.

5 Ingredient Gluten Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Adapted from Shockingly Delicious

1 egg
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (I used dextrose)
1 ts vanilla extract
1/2 ts bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

In a food processor or large bowl with electric beater, beat all ingredients together until smooth, about 1 minute.Scoop out teaspoons of mixture, roll into balls and place on prepared trays. Flatten with a a fork.

Bake for 10-11 minutes. They will be just golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Try to stop at just one. 

Dorothy got 32 from this recipe but I got just 22.


  1. Susan,
    Wonderful! So glad you liked that simple recipe!
    Yeah, you can make them any size you like. I like to make them on the small side so I can "justify" eating 2! Suit yourself as to size, with whatever cookie scoop size you like.

    Thanks for a great month!

  2. One of my all time favorite cookie~ great src pick, Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. Love peanut butter cookies!! Such a perfect classic!

  4. Yum, Susan! I love Dorothy's blog too. These cookies look just beautiful.

  5. Great recipe. I love a peanut butter cookie, and I love that these are gluten-free and dairy-free.

  6. I love easy recipes for cookies. Cookies are great. These look super good...just like grandma's with the fork tops. Happy Reveal Day!

  7. Oh, I love Dorothy's site! She is adorable and so witty, plus super active in blogging, makes it hard to pick a recipe

    I still have to warm up for peanut butter in sweets, usually I only like it in savory dishes, sauces and dressings - but I know my husband would flip for these cookies....

  8. Love how simplistic these are - can't beat a short ingredient list with delicious results! Happy reveal day. :)

  9. I will have to try these. No flour cookies...who'd a thought.

  10. I love Dorothy's blog! And I have a soft place in my heart for peanut butter cookies. I'll have to try these - I love that they're flourless!

  11. I love that the ingredient list is so short -- they look great!

  12. I love these cookies! I've made something similar and they are so peanut-y and tasty!! YUM!

  13. With such a short ingredient list these are perfect for that last-minute-I-need-to-bring-cookies-to-a-party recipe. Great choice this month.

  14. I need a cookie recipe to make my for my students this week, and this one sounds delicious! Great pick this month :)

  15. Oh peanut butter cookies always make me think of childhood - great pick for SRC this month!


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