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5 Ingredient Crispy Flourless Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookie
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


The EASIEST cookie recipe with just 5 ingredients! Vegan and gluten-free with no flour, made with your favorite nut or seed butter, and plenty of room for adding chocolate chips if you wish!


  • 1 cup (256g) nut or seed butter of choice (I’ve made them with SunButter, almond butter, tahini, and peanut butter–all delicious!)
  • 1/2 cup (160g) maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch or flax meal*
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat together on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. It will slowly thicken into a dough consistency, I promise.
  3. Fold in optional mix-ins.**
  4. Scoop or roll 1-2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Arrange on the baking sheets with plant of room in between for spreading.
  5. Bake for 14-15 minutes at 325°F until golden around the edges.
  6. Cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze for longer storage.


*The starch version will spread the most and be crispy, the flax meal will spread less and be more chewy inside (see photos above). You can substitute arrowroot or corn starch in place of the tapioca.

**Feel free to add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, sprinkles, or any other mix-ins you like!

Keywords: gluten free, peanut butter, tahini, sunbutter, crispy, chocolate chip, dairy free, healthy