Note: This recipe was originally published on July 23, 2013. I updated the photos and recipe. It is one of my favorites and I wanted to make sure it is on your baking list!
Fireflies are another perk of summer. As if fresh fruit and vegetables, longer days, sunshine, warmth, and flowers weren’t enough, there are those majestical little bugs literally lighting up the night sky. I love seeing them fly around. Even when I’m having a less than stellar day, one flash from a firefly and I can’t help but smile 🙂
When I was younger, I would sometimes go outside and catch them. I was pretty terrified of bugs (who am I kidding – I still am!), so clasping my hands around one was accompanied by lots of shrieking and wincing, as though this harmless little bug could actually do any damage to me. No jars were involved, no bugs harmed in the midst of my summer fun. I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself.
The days of catching fireflies are long gone in my world, though it would probably do me some good to cut loose and head outside to recreate part of my childhood. Regardless, I am no less fascinated by fireflies today than I was then. This year there seem to be more than ever before. Just a moment or two of looking out the window reveals at least a dozen of them making their presence known. Some even come right up to the window to say hi! I become a total dork and say hi right back, hoping they’ll flash again. I love fireflies – they are truly amazing!
These Flourless Triple Peanut Butter Cookies are also pretty amazing. Taking flourless peanut butter cookies to a whole new level, these are full of peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces – two of my favorite things. Dangerously easy to make, I can’t tell you how much I love these cookies hot out of the oven. I crave them constantly. Give them a try and you’ll crave them all the time too!
Flourless Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 16 cookies 1x
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups mix ins like Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, carob or chocolate chips, white chocolate – the sky is the limit!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large bowl, stir together peanut butters, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and eggs until well combined. Stir in the mix ins until distributed.
- Scoop golf ball sized portions of cookie dough and roll them into balls. Press gently to flatten slightly. Leave space for spreading between the cookies. It is best to bake half at a time unless you have a double oven. They do not do well on the bottom rack in the oven.
- Bake about 15 minutes until golden brown and firm around the edges, but still gooey in the middle. Serve warm or cool completely on the pan. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the microwave about 1 minute.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Never enough peanut butter, love these cookies!
Thank you for your comment on my blog, it’s how I found you, and boy am I glad I did! These cookies look incredible….I SO need to make them! 🙂 –Fran
Thanks for visiting, Fran! You’ll love these cookies 🙂
Miss Messy says
great minds think alike! I made cookies today too! These look amazing!
Debbie Eccard says
Oh, I am trying these on Thursday! You know how I love peanut butter and these seem super easy to make.
They are super easy. Let me know how they turn out 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
I love fireflies! Yay summer!
AND YAYYYY PB COOKIES!!!
Mmmmmm….what a yummy punch of peanut butter goodness in these cookies!!!!
I want to reach through my computer screen and grab one! They look perfectly delicious!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
That is so cool you caught fire flies!! Now, can I have a cookie?!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I love that these are flourless!! Oh, I also think fireflies are the coolest thing ever…I would never be brave enough to catch one in my hand though 🙂 I’m terrified of bugs, too!
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie says
You had me at TRIPLE peanut butter!! Mmmm – I adore a rich, peanut buttery cookie!
These are outstanding!
Having a bit of firefly envy! I have never seen any here along the central coast of California. I imagine the summers are too foggy and cool? But I have had peanut butter cookies and often find them dry and without much peanut flavor. You flourless version magnificently cures those complaints, an irresistible cookie!
These are pure peanut flavor, especially with the chips and Reese’s Pieces.
PB mania, love these already and I haven’t even tried them lol
Becky @ Olives n Wine says
Gahhh – are you serious??! I need these. I have all of the ingredients too, well besides the Reese’s but that could be easily solved!
Or if you don’t want to buy the Reese’s, just double up on the pb chips – I’ve made them that way too and they are just as delicious!
Abbe@This is How I Cook says
I love making these cookies. They were one of my kids stand bys growing up. and I love fireflies, but unfortunately Colorado does not have them Though my kids are now just about 23 I remember when they were 10 and we took them to Illinois. Up to that point they had only heard us describe fireflies. They were so excited to actually see them.
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I’m terrified of bugs so even though fireflies are pretty, I’m not brave enough to try to catch them! I seriously need these cookies in my life. I keep collecting flourless PB cookie recipes and I’ve yet to make any of them. I’m printing this out and I swear, I’m going to make these, lol.
You have to try these, Nancy! You’ll love them and they are sooooo easy to make. You’ll wonder why you waited so long.
Triple peanut butter? I’m in! Gotta make some of these – and eat them while watching the fire flies. We’ve been noticing more this year than in the last few years, although not nearly as many as when I was a kid. Of course I was a kid then, and you know how kids see the world. 😉
I’ve recently developed a serious fear of fireflies though I loved them as a kid. It’s really weird!
Peanut butter is the eternal love of my life though. These are speaking to my soul.
Perfect for the lovers of peanut butter!
Wow, these look amazing. There can never be too much peanut butter.
Thanks, Tammela, and thanks for visiting 🙂
Sarah | The Sugar Hit says
These cookies look like perfect afternoon snack territory. Or perfect crumble through ice cream territory. Either way, yum.
These and ice cream sounds amazing! Thanks for visiting, Sarah 🙂
Mmmm Mmmm good!! I love peanut butter cookies, haven’t tried them without flour before, they look great!!
Heather Beckler says
Ainsley is making these cookies right now! Aunt Debbie made these a few weeks ago when we visited; however, Alan and Ashley’s dogs ate them off the counter before we got to eat one:) So we are making our own batch now! Aunt Debbie raves about these cookies. We have never made flourless cookies and are super excited about your recipe! Thanks for the recipe and post!
I’m sure your cookies will turn out just as good as Debbie’s! I hope you all enjoy them. Thanks for trying the recipe, Heather 🙂
Love peanut butter (and fireflies). Can’t wait to try this recipe.
Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats says
Peanut butter cookies are always a great idea, and I love that these are flourless! Pinned!!!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
Oh goodness – these looks outstanding!! Love all that PB!
John / Kitchen Riffs says
Great recipes like this need to be repeated! This is excellent — thanks.
Debbie Eccard says
These are my all time favorite cookie! I make them all the time…. I’m not a great baker and don’t do it often, but these are so very easy (my #1 requirement) and so very, very good! Thanks for reposting!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
yessss summer! Love ALL of it–and flourless triple pb cookies because OMG YES GIMME ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER