Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies (no flour)

by Alli

I can recite the recipe AND bake these Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies in my sleep. Undoubtedly, I can also post this recipe in my sleep because it’s 4:00 am.

I woke up at 3:00 am with this recipe swirling around in my head! It’s the only peanut butter cookie that I ever bake.

I love that my kids grew up eating these cookies and now my grandkids eat them and help me bake them. 

Peanut Butter Cookies on tray

No Flour Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

The miracle? There’s more than one! First of all, there is no flour in this cookie. Nope. None. Nada.

Secondly, they always come out perfectly! Every time! You can’t mess up this cookie!

Thirdly (I’m sounding all preachy this morning), my grandchildren love them! Kid tested, kid approved – works for me!

Not only do my grandkids love these cookies, but this has always been my go-to cookie when my children were growing up. Seems I always have peanut butter, sugar, and eggs on hand.

Whether you need an after-school snack for the kids or one for yourself, these cookies are easy to make. As I said earlier, these cookies always turn out perfectly.

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

All you need is one cup of peanut butter, one cup of sugar, one egg, vanilla extract, and water. Mix peanut butter and sugar together in a bowl until well combined.

Add the egg, a teaspoon of vanilla and two tablespoons of water.

Drop by tablespoon fulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork dipped in water.

Bake for 10 minutes and cool slightly before removing them from the cookie sheet. 

Peanut Butter Cookies on Brown Tray

There you have it! Wasn’t that easy?

I also make chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. You can grab that recipe at the bottom of this post. 

Yield: 18 cookies

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

Holiday Cookies - Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

You don't need flour to make these peanut butter cookies. It's my go-to cookie when I'm making cookies with the grandkids.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine peanut butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well with a large spoon.
  3. Stir in beaten egg, water and vanilla.
  4. The recipe calls for rolling the dough into little balls, but that takes too long. I just place them on an ungreased cookie sheet with a tablespoon.
  5. Flatten with a fork dipped very lightly in water (so the fork doesn't stick to the dough).
  6. At this point, if it's Christmas, I sprinkle with glistening sugar sprinkles. As for the rest of the year, I leave them unadorned.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet onto a wire rack. Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 132Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 10mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 3g

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Heather's Happenings January 7, 2013 - 9:25 am

Ive made Peanut Butter cookies like that, delicious!

Alli January 7, 2013 - 11:28 am

They are so simple, yet so good! And I always have the ingredients on hand.

thedoseofreality January 7, 2013 - 3:57 pm

YUM!!! I want to take a bite right off of the computer screen! Stopping by from SITS.

Alli January 8, 2013 - 5:53 am

Thanks for stopping by! Those are the quickest, easiest cookies you will ever bake! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amanda Smith March 4, 2014 - 7:39 am

I have made similar cookies in the past but mine did not have the vanilla or the water. But guess what, they will now! They were always kind of stiff. And what cookie doesn’t a bit of vanilla make better?

My husband and son thank you, or at least they will when I make these on my night off work.

Alli March 4, 2014 - 10:29 am

Amanda, these cookies always turn our perfectly. I’ve been making them since my grown children were little and now my daughter makes them for her children. Sometimes I will let them cool and dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate. Yum!

Anna @ Northern Homestead March 4, 2014 - 12:41 pm

I am not a cookie person (yes there are people that do not like cookies all that much, I am still quite normal though ;)), but this looks so doable, that I might try them. Pinning.

Alli March 4, 2014 - 1:09 pm

They have never failed me! I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but these always bring out the kid in me. I guess it’s because I love peanut butter.

Misty A. March 5, 2014 - 10:49 am

Baked these cookies after seeing your recipe and LOVE them!! Hubby & kiddos too ๐Ÿ™‚
So good & simple to make. (My kind of cookie)
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Alli March 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

I’m so glad you liked them! I’m all about easy, too.

Sarah @ 2paws Designs March 6, 2014 - 9:33 am

Yum! My sister & I used to make these as kids, but w/o the water and vanilla. Thanks for the reminder and trip down memory lane – will have to bust out the PB next time I feel like baking cookies. #throwbackthursdaylinkup

Alli March 6, 2014 - 10:25 am

They are so good and easy, aren’t they? And fail proof! My kind of cookie.

Jessica March 6, 2014 - 9:42 am

Yum-and so easy! These are one of my favorite types of cookies. I’m stopping by from Throwback Thursday. Thanks for sharing these!


Alli March 6, 2014 - 10:24 am

Thanks for hosting. I used to be a co-host of another Throwback Thursday. So glad there’s a new one in town so that I can breath new life in those old posts that were never seen. ๐Ÿ™‚

emily doughty March 6, 2014 - 11:15 am

These sound delicious and I cannot wait to try them! No flour that is amazing!

Sending love from #ThrowbackThursday

Alli March 6, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Thanks. They are really good.

Heather Swarthout March 6, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Hey there, dropping in from #ThrowbackThursdaylinkup. I can totally make these right now. I probably will. Sadly I’m on a diet but my husband and daughter can enjoy them! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Alli March 6, 2014 - 3:47 pm

I’m dieting, too. These can also be made with Splenda in place of sugar, but they are not near as good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tanya March 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm

These look delicious! I have made a version of these cookies without the vanilla and water. I want to try these though and see if they are even better! Thanks for linking up on #throwbackthursdaylinkup!

Alli March 6, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Vanilla makes everything better! Truth be told, half the time I forget the water. And they always turn out perfectly. You girls sure are friendly over at Throwback Thursday! I appreciate you all stopping by and I’m looking forward to next time!

Samantha November 7, 2020 - 8:11 pm

Hello! Being a first time mom (he’s still under 1) I am always looking for new simple recipes! I got excited when I found your blog and tried them for myself. They came out really flat and not fluffy at all. I followed your directions and instructions to a T. Any idea what I could do to improve or what could have happened? I live way above sea level, maybe that could be it?

Alli November 7, 2020 - 8:14 pm

That could be it. Iโ€™ve been making these cookies for years and they always come out perfectly every time.


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