Recipe: Four ingredient, flourless peanut butter cookies


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Culinarian Lauren Lane brings the FOX4 Morning Crew a quick, easy and yummy cookie recipe that will save you time!

This peanut butter cookie recipe only has four ingredients (and one optional one) and doesn’t use flour!


  • 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter (I used natural)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or, vanilla bean paste
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture about 1 inch apart onto baking sheets.
  4. Use a fork to press each ball twice, in a criss-cross shape.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  6. Optional: Sprinkle with a little salt right after they come out of the oven

Notes from Lauren

  • Use a meat mallet or potato masher to flatten the ball for interesting patternes.
  • Store in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen but add a couple of minutes to the bake time

You can follow Lauren on Instagram for even more recipes!

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