These 2 ingredient cookies are so easy to make! No eggs & no flour! These flourless cookies can be made keto with NO SUGAR! Make yourself peanut butter cookies that are absolutely addicting and take just minutes to prep.
Just Two Ingredients!
No flour, no raising agents, no eggs.
Just all-natural peanut butter & powdered sugar!
You can use swerve's NO SUGAR confectioner sweetener to make this sugar-free.
All-Natural Peanut Butter vs Traditional Peanut Butter
I tried this recipe with both kinds of peanut butter.
ONLY ALL-NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER WILL YIELD A COOKIE!
Using traditional peanut butter (the smooth kinds with added oils & sugar) is so yummy because the peanut butter is already sweetened. Once you add more powdered sugar you've got yourself an addicting treat... but you don't have cookies. It's more like gooey fudge. It's so good but will NOT firm up or dry out enough to qualify as a cookie.
All-natural peanut butter is super thick. I poured off the pool of oil and discarded it. I wanted these cookies to be as thick and firm as possible since we won't be using any flour. My all-natural peanut butter had no sugar and was much firmer/thicker than traditional peanut butter.
In the video below, I show a batch of cookies I made using traditional peanut butter. Very sticky and not like a cookie at all. Very tasty though!
How Much Sugar is too Much Sugar?
Knowing how much sugar to add is the art of these cookies. Too much powdered sugar and the cookie mix will turn into sand. Too little sugar and you're just eating bland peanut butter.
The perfect amount of sweetness while not drying out the cookies is this:
½ cup all natural peanut butter + 6 TB powdered sugar (makes 2.5 cookies)
Can I Use Any Kind of Sweetener?
Use powdered sugar because it won't leave a gritty texture.
You can substitute with maple syrup (or any thick liquid sweetener; agave, honey, etc) but only 1-2 TB per half cup of peanut butter. They won't be super sweet. Too much syrup will soften the dough up too much. Again, this will result in something tasty but not result in a cookie texture.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Yep! This recipe makes a great keto cookie. Powdered swerve is the best sugar-free, keto-friendly sweetener that's perfect for this recipe.
½ cup all natural peanut butter + 6 TB powdered swerve (makes 2.5 cookies)
Flourless Cookie Texture
These are not only gluten-free cookies but they're completely flourless which means that they won't taste/feel exactly like peanut butter cookies. These are a bit creamier and fudgy, not starchy. These are great!
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2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter *all-natural PB only
- 6 TB Powdered Sugar or swerve confectioners sweetener (sugar free)
- Pre-heat oven to 350. Combine ½ cup of all-natural peanut butter in a bowl with 6 TB of powdered sugar or powdered Swerve.
- Squeeze and knead the ingredients with one hand until a dough forms. The mixture is too dry to use a spoon. Plus the warmth of your hand and the friction of mixing will soften the peanut butter.
- Once the cookie dough is well mixed, scoop out cookies onto a baking tray.
- Use a fork to create cross-hatch patterns on the cookie dough. Use your fingers to push the fork into the cookie dough. COOKIES DO NOT SPREAD!!! Shape them into your final shape now.
- Bake for 12 minutes at 350. Let them cool completely before touching. They will be soft right out of the oven.
- Once cooled your cookie should be firm and smooth. The bottom of the cookies shouldn't be sticky.
- COOKIES DO NOT SPREAD!!! Shape them into whatever thickness & design you'd like before baking them.
- The recipe above makes 2.5 cookies. Use the recipe multiplier to double or triple the recipe.
- The ratio of powdered sugar to peanut butter matters! Too much powdered sugar and the dough will turn into sand. Not enough powdered sugar and the dough will pretty much just be peanut butter.
- ONLY ALL-NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER WILL CREATE COOKIES. Traditional peanut butter with added oils and sugar will create fudge (not cookies).