Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Just one bowl, FOUR ingredients and TWELVE minutes is all you’ll need to whip up these crispy, flourless peanut butter cookies! Gluten free, grain free and with a vegan option, they will give the infamous chewy cookies a run for their money! 

Crispy Flourless {just FOUR ingredients!} Peanut Butter Cookies- Just one bowl, FOUR ingredients and TWELVE minutes is all you'll need to whip up these crispy, flourless peanut butter cookies! Gluten free, grain free and with a vegan option, they will give the infamous chewy cookies a run for their money! @thebigmansworld -

The texture favouritism. We all have it.

Some like their cookies chewy and soft.

Some like their cookies under-baked.

Some don’t even like cookies which have already entered the oven. That’s okay.

Some don’t even like cookies. I’m not sure I could be friends with those people.

Just kidding. I’m greedy and that just means for cookies for me.


On my recent trip to Melbourne, I had a long discussion with mum about recipes, food and where the damn wooden spoon is that she chased me with. We somehow got onto the topic of cookies and how I apparently favoured the crispy kind growing up.

Now THAT was news to me– I always thought that nothing would come close to the chewy, almost under baked cookies which my all-time favourite cookie is famous for. It couldn’t be true.

Mum used to make a big batch of classic peanut butter cookies and add salted peanuts on top before baking them- and unlike how I treat cookies these days- would not remove them from the oven when slightly underdone to firm up- she’d wait until they were actually golden brown on top and then remove and cool.


I did some maths.

Undercooked cookies + removing from oven + allowing to cool = soft and chewy cookies.

Slightly undercooked cookies + removing from oven + allowing to cool = chewy, dense cookies.

Completely cooked cookies + removing from oven + allowing to cool = rocks.

Or so I thought.

Remember when I was stubborn goat? Well that is clearly a character trait. I could not fathom ever preferring the crispy cookies over the soft, chewy ones.

I asked mum to prove it.

She told me to jump in a lake try it out myself when I was back home.


So that’s what I did. Made her ‘go to’ recipe (which I featured on here already) with the added tweaks and kept them in there to it’s full golden glory and you know what- It wasn’t half bad.

Scrap that, they were damn delicious. These cookies were light, crispy and made the perfect partner for a cup of coffee. Add an extra 2 minutes to the original recipe and they produced these golden perfection. Add the sea salt on top and it’s sweet, salty, moreish and well…..yum.

Mum- I take it back.

If you love cookies, you’ll LOVE these healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Cookies– Easy, delicious and guilt-free! 

Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

A light and crispy peanut butter cookie which takes less than 15 minutes from prep to plate...or baking tray. Vegan, gluten free and crispy perfection!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter can sub for another nut butter
  • 2 cups of coconut sugar can sub for standard white sugar
  • 2 large eggs for a vegan option, use 2 flax eggs- 2 T flax + 1/4 cup + 2 T water
  • 1 cup of salted peanuts chopped roughly
  • sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy. In a large mixing bowl, combine the nut butter, coconut sugar and eggs. Mix very well until fully incorporated.
  • Place golf ball sized cookie dough on a lined baking tray. Press down on each cookie gently with a fork. Evenly distribute the chopped, salted peanuts on top of each cookie. Sprinkle sea salt over the cookies and place in the oven. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the tray.


Cookies should already be quite firm once removed from the oven- this is key for the crispy texture.

How do you like your cookies?

Do you have foodie discussions with your families? 

Salted, raw, dry roasted…nuts. What’s your favourite?

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102 thoughts on “Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Cookies – soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside! Yum!
    David and I always talk about food! Then again we are such foodies! I do talk about food to my mum a lot, she is paleo too so is always coming to me for ideas!
    And I just LOVE roasted and salted nuts – especially cashews… And pistachios… And almonds… Oh and pecans!

  2. Brilliant! Here comes the weekend, and here comes lots of cooking and baking 🙂

    Having recently returned from Las Vegas, where I got addicted to anything Reece’s, I figure their Peanut Butter will go nicely into this recipe.

    It’s just as well I run Marathons……. 😉

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Once again, you said mum 🙂 There are really not enough mums in the blogging world, too many MOOOOMMS. These do sound good, and they remind me of a BISCUIT! Although unfortunately we have both conformed and are using the American word…..but its okay, we both know what they really are. Look good, I am sure they taste good!

  4. I can’t believe that these cookies are held together with just peanut butter and eggs, and they’re topped with more NUTS! Where’s my tea? I’m totally dunking these!

  5. Those look sooooo good – I’ve only made chewy pb cookies but if I were going to add big nuts like this (lol) I can definitely see why crispy ones would be better. Nuts HAVE to have salt on them. I’m sorry…I know it’s “healthier” to have them roasted w/o salt but then they taste so much worse haha

  6. Ahhh love everything about this recipe. Especially love that they’re flourless and actually super healthy… you sneaky little baker you! And looove the salted peanuts on top. Let’s make these when you come to LA… but more like eat the batter and maybe pop one or two in the oven to half bake them!

  7. Don’t you just hate it when your mum is right? My mother would have read this post and immediately started with the ‘I told you so’ texts. She’s considerate like that

  8. I’m usually a soft and chewy cookie kinda girl but let’s be honest…I won’t turn down a cookie of different consistency. I am 100% against cookie discrimination!

    I’m not picky when it comes to nuts. GIMME ALL THE NUTS! (errr….you know what I mean)

  9. Have you ever had lace cookies? They’re very thin, crunchy, sweet and oh so glorious. They’re perfect when cooked to a crisp and they somewhat remind me of these.

    I keep telling you to listen to your mum.

  10. I’m an undercooked cookie kinda gal all the way because then it’s like cookie dough, except more acceptable in a social setting. BUT I do absolutely love the crispy edges of some cookies. I also love peanut butter and roasted sweet and salty peanuts, I need these cookies.

    What a hand model, Arman! Check out those beautiful nail beds.

  11. I like chocolate chip cookies overcooked slightly—not burned, but dark brown around the edges. I don’t eat those sugar bombs these days, but I remember always going for the slightly charred cookies. I also like crust on bread and pizza. I like the crunch (but not if it’s burned). I talk about food stuff with the fam, but they don’t eat what I eat, so it’s exhausting. I like my nuts raw, except for almonds. Almonds take on flavors and spices better than other nuts—Blue Diamond totally dominates the market. But I don’t care much for nuts that are coated in salt. This recipe looks really good! I might give it a try with stevia and egg whites and unsalted nuts, and maybe sprinkle sea salt on top to make up for using unsalted nuts.

  12. Oh Arman! I am a Cookie Monster at heart! And since my mom always made crispy cookies…so my dad could dunk them in his coffee…that’s what I favor. Hubby likes soft. Every now and again he gets them, but mostly we enjoy crispy and chewy cookies. Thanks for sharing this ‘lovin’ recipe with us at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy your weekend. Oh – and OF COURSE I have foodie discussions with family….it’s a ‘given’. =)

  13. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!


  14. I was just eating peanut cookies this week and thinking that I should find a recipe to make my own. These look delicious and so simple to make.

    I’m with you on cookies, generally I prefer them soft, but I’ll make an exception for a peanut cookie – definitely best with a crunch.

  15. These look SOOO amazing!! I actually do love crispy cookies(chewy too… Ok I just love cookies hahahahha 😉 ). And what kind of person doesn’t like cookies??!! Hahah… Weird lol Jkjk 😉

  16. they look awesome 😀 how many do you get out of this, vagualy if you’re making them golf ball big? because I want to bake them as a present 🙂

  17. I’ve been making these cookies for several years and they are a house favourite. But the amount of sugar or sweetener is way too much. You can easily cut it by half and still have a really good cookie. I also change it up by adding dark chocolate chips in place of the peanuts.

  18. Hi just about to make some of these delicious looking biscuits.
    Sorry to be thick the cup size used is it Australia or American?

  19. Made these crispy peanut butter cookies for my dear hubby and he ❤️them! Says they remind him of the ones his mom made when he was a kid. #pbscore

  20. My brother wanted me to make peanut cookies similar to the ones Aldi sells! So happy to find this recipe, it’s crispy and peanutty just like the Aldi ones, only better because they’re home made. This is a fantastic recipe ?

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