This is an overhead image of peanut butter cookies on a white background. The cookies have fork imprints and are sprinkled with salt on top.

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: cookies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Only FIVE ingredients for these dense and delicious gluten free peanut butter cookies! They’re flourless, refined sugar free and so easy to make!



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • extra kosher or sea salt for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Use an electric mixer to mix together the eggs and coconut sugar.
  3. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and sea salt.
  4. Whisk again until the batter turns thick and sticky.
  5. On a lined baking sheet, use an ice cream scooper (for big cookies) to scoop six mounds onto the baking sheet.
  6. Get a small cup of water and dip a fork into the water.
  7. Use the wet fork to make a criss-cross imprint with the back of the fork.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  9. Makes 10 cookies.



  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 18.1g
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Fat: 16.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.1g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 10.9g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg

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