Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons - soft, bite-size peanut butter cookies with peanut butter and chocolate chips. A mini cookie made without flour, minimal ingredients, and peanut butter deliciousness.
It was my plan to share these Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons last week for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. They are a perfect recipe for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Unfortunately, time got away from me and I ended up re-sharing Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Still a good choice so this national food holiday was still peanut butter perfection.
Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons is a recipe I have coveted for two years now. I ripped it out of the Woman's Day Magazine - June 2012. This recipe caught my attention for being flourless, its lack of ingredients, and the fact that it is a healthier cookie. Woman’s Day Magazine claims they are the “easiest-ever peanut butter cookies”. I’ll vouch for that. You will too.
The peanut butter buttons are a minimalist recipe. The original recipe has only four ingredients! I made things a little more complicated with my adaptation and added two more ingredients. They’re totally worth it though; I promise.
This flourless peanut butter cookie recipe includes peanut butter, brown sugar, an egg, baking soda, and my additions of vanilla extract and peanut butter and milk chocolate chips. I used Toll House Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Morsels. These yummy additions are totally worth adding. It’s just a little something-something that really makes the peanut butter goodness pop!
As the “simplest cookies you’ll ever make”, you can make these Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons with one bowl AND mix it by hand. I mix everything with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I have weak arms. I should probably work on that. But YOU definitely can mix it by hand…unless your arms are weak too, then you should probably work on that. In all seriousness though, you can mix this recipe by hand. 😉
The Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons’ lack of flour gives the batter an interesting texture. It’s a lot wetter than you might expect and yet crumbly at the same time. This isn’t your typical peanut butter cookie batter. Don’t let this alarm you though. This is how it should be. You’ll still be able to scoop into balls for baking. The texture sans flour is definitely different and worth mentioning. No surprises here.
Baked Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons will also have a different look than a typical peanut butter cookie. The peanut butter and brown sugar will make the cookie brown in color. These cookies won’t spread much either. You’ll want to bake them until they are puffed and light brown around the edges, 8-10 minutes. Mine took 8 minutes.
These Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons are not your traditional peanut butter cookie. They’re the healthier sister cookie. What they lack in ingredients they make up for in baking ease and flavor.
They’re not too soft, not too sweet, and have just enough peanut buttery goodness making these Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons ‘just right’!
Flourless Peanut Butter Buttons
- 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, baking soda, and vanilla extract; mix until fully incorporated.
- Gently fold in peanut butter and milk chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough into 2 teaspoon balls, or use a #60 disher to scoop balls of dough. Place on a ungreased baking sheet, or silicone mat/parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, until cookies are puffed and lightly brown around the edges.
- Cool cookies on baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!