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The BEST Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Who’s craving peanut butter? Eggless peanut butter cookies are so easy and delicious. Make sure to bookmark it so you can make them again and again.

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My kids are doing online school right now so I have a chance to sit down and do a little work on a new eggless recipe! I’ve been working on this for a while, but just haven’t gotten the chance to type it up!

Stack of peanut butter cookies without eggs on wooden table

We’ve been trying to stay busy since we are stuck in the house during the quarantine and that means a lot of baking and cooking. I can tell you right now that I’m tired of cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, I can bake all day long, especially if it’s egg free and who doesn’t love homemade peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk!

Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re new to my site, then you may not know much about me. I’m allergic to eggs and have been my whole life. Also, I don’t like to make desserts that I can’t eat.

I shared a few recipes on my site and people loved them and started to get tons of requests. I’m not a trained chef, just a mom, but I got more comfortable in the kitchen as I tried to create more recipes.

Now, my eggless recipes are the most popular on my site and I try to do them more and more.

These simple no egg peanut butter cookies don’t take much time and only bake for a few minutes. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for that peanut butter flavor.

overhead view of eggless cookies with peanut butter on grey wooden table with a bunch on a cooling rack

Eggless Recipe Resources

I started a Facebook page called Egg Free Desserts. I share my recipes and others that I find. If you have a request or want to ask a question, that’s the easiest way to get in touch with me.

If you are more of a Pinterest person (like me), I’ve created an Eggless Dessert board where I share recipes I find. I like Pinterest more, so I share more recipes here than on Facebook. It requires less work and it’s easier to go back and look at them all! 😉

Supplies to make egg free peanut butter cookies

Cooling racks–  These are my very favorite and the main reason is because they don’t take up a lot of space in my cabinet.

Handheld Electric Mixer– You can use a stand mixer for this recipe, but you don’t have to get it out if you don’t want to. A simple hand mixer will do fine. I actually use my hand mixer way more than my stand mixer. It’s just easier to get out and clean. Anyway, the hand mixer I linked to above is one I got for a wedding gift over twenty years ago and it’s still going strong and I bake A LOT! I definitely recommend it.

Baking Sheet– I’ve had these baking sheets forever and love that they are bigger. I can usually get 16 cookies on a sheet when I’m baking.

Stack of eggless cookies with peanut butter with another cookie laying against stack
  • butter- You can use either salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. I use salted because that’s what I buy and keep in my refrigerator. You’ll want to make sure it’s room temperature before you start.
  • white granulated sugar- plus a little extra to roll the dough in
  • brown sugar
  • creamy peanut butter- I normally buy Jifs natural peanut butter. I’ve never tried this recipe with crunchy peanut butter, but I think it would work fine.
  • applesauce- You can use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce in this recipe. I used sweetened because that’s normally what I have in my refrigerator.
  • vanilla- You can learn to make your own here.
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
overhead view of 5 eggless peanut butter cookies on grey wooden table

How to make old fashioned easy peanut butter cookies with no eggs

Step 1

Make sure to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, cream softened butter, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add applesauce and vanilla and mix using a handheld mixer or a stand mixer.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar bowl and continue to mix until combined.

Step 4

Roll the peanut butter cookie dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in extra sugar. Lay on your baking sheet You can use parchment paper if you prefer. Make a criss cross mark on the top using a fork.

Step 5

Bake. When done let cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

Tips for making peanut butter cookies without eggs

Tip #1

The shape of these cookies does not change much once you put them into the oven. They only spread out a little.  The size you put them in is pretty much the size they will come out.

closeup of hand holding peanut butter cookie without eggs

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Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies

Who's craving peanut butter? This eggless peanut butter cookie recipe is so easy and delicious. Make sure to bookmark it so you can make them again and again.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 45 cookies
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus a little extra to roll the dough in
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add applesauce and vanilla and mix.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar bowl and coninue to mix until combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the extra sugar until completely covered before placing on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Press gently, using a fork, a criss cross shape.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes, then move to a cooling rack.

Notes

Tip #1
The shape of these cookies do not change much once you put into the oven. they only spread out a little.  The size you put them in is pretty much the size they will come out.
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