3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

We were trapped in the house today due to the snow so we decided to make this yummy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. I was a bit worried about making a cookie with no flour. Wow, was I wrong for being concerned. I think I have ate half a batch already with my afternoon coffee, ha ha! These Peanut Butter Cookies are full of flavor and so simple to make. I even had the kids make a second batch as they are so simple even they can make them.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Just grab your Peanut Butter, Sugar and an egg. So completely simple! I Love it. I made up a few extras to be able to have for a treat in the kids lunches this next week. So much better than having to buy store bought.

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INGREDIENTS (Yield about 18 cookies)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg

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DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350.
Stir the ingredients together until blended.
Roll into 1″ balls with then press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the other side to form the criss cross pattern on top.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Allow them cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Looking for other cookie recipes? If so be sure to check out the Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies, the No Bake Coconut Pecan Cookies, Cherry Thumbprint Cookies,

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Comments

  1. I’m definitely trying this now! I am bored today (stuck inside because of this crazy weather!) and need something fun to do plus this will go great with coffee like you said!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi Kim! The weather is making us all bored, lol. How did yours turn out? I thought they were GREAT for being so simple.

      • They were awesome!! Thanks for sharing this recipe! They were a hit with the family — so easy to whip up and they taste great! Stay warm! I’ll definitely make these again!

  2. are they soft and chewy?

  3. Hi Diep! They are! A yummy soft cookie. Give them a try. If you are a fan of peanut butter cookies you will love how simple, quick, easy and tasty these cookies are.

  4. I just made these cookies. I am totally not impressed. I do not like them. Just way too much peanut butter. They are dry also.

    • Hi Misty. I am sorry you did not care for them. We have made them quite a few times and really like them. Quite a few of my extended family have tried them too and raved about them. So sorry they were not the recipe for you.

  5. I ran across this post when I was in a pinch for a play date snack. All the kids and the parents loved them. Including my really picky husband.
    I prefer using the Reeses peanut butter over other brands when making this cookie though.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is the recipe my brother has always used. It is perfect, simple, and easy to adapt if desired. I made 2 batches, one with brown sugar and one with white, both equally good. We turned a 1/4 of the dough into thumb print cookies, with raspberry jelly in the center, a 1/4 we pushed a few chocolate chips into the middle, 1/4 we added vanilla, rolled them in granulated sugar and sprinkled with salt, and a 1/4 were left plain.

  7. I’ve been making these since 7th grade! Love them, I add a tsp of vanilla
    and sometimes oatmeal or choc chips or a kiss in the middle. Gluten free and so so easy.

  8. I have been making PB cookies this way for 35 years after spotting this recipe in our local newspaper. My Sons would get home from school, wanting a snack they would whip up a quick batch. Of course they had them gone in short order :)

  9. Instead of using a fork to make the criss-cross on p-butter cookies I use a potato masher. Makes a nice 1-step design. Learned this from my Amish neighbors.

  10. Goldwave says:

    I’ve been making this type of cookie (with added vanilla) ever since I gold my old Ronco cookie press (it was one of the recipes that came with the gadget). This recipe is broken down into a super-convenient formula though; thanks! Those cookies were always a huge hit.

    Besides adding a little vanilla, I sometimes have added a little flour (like, a couple of tablespoons). I do this if I’m using a cookie press, since it helps to keep the shapes defined. The flour adds a slightly different texture which is equally appealing; almost an unimaginably thin little crispy crust.

  11. Nikki Cullan says:

    I made these as my first attempt at peanut butter cookies and they are so good!!! Toddler approved too. :) Much better than any other peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had. Yum. I think next time I may add some sort of chocolate element. Thanks for the new lifetime recipe!

  12. This is bloody unbelievable! The texture is so cookie-ish if I hadnt made them myself I would have been sceptical of these lacking any flour!

    I made it from home made peanutbutter, used brown sugar and much less of it (10 g) and my bach gave me 23 cookies . And I am pretty pleased at what NutritionData has to say about it also!

    I wonder if it would work with other types of nutbutters… Vegetarian and gluten free they already are, paleo is just a nut away :D

    Thank you for this awesome recipe! I have to get more peanuts to roast and cookiefy for my kennel training day on Sunday!

  13. Would this work using erythritol or another type of sweetener instead of sugar?

  14. Elizabeth B. says:

    Some unexpected company sent me on a search for a quick peanut butter cookie recipe. This recipe came together in less than five minutes. I used a small cookie scoop to make 16 cookies. These cookies are soft and delicious. Everyone loved them.
    Thanks for posting. I will be pinning this one for sure.

  15. Heather says:

    Was I skeptical about this recipe? Absolutely, in every since of the word. Was I surprised by the outcome? Pleasantly.

  16. These are amazing. And they are really easy!

  17. I loved them! Just made them this afternoon! They are phenomenal! I thought they would taste different, then I thought they would come out too soft. The texture is ideal and the flavor is again, phenomenal! I did add salt and vanilla cause I had those hanging around. Actually, I might’ve added a hint of nutmeg too as that is my secret ingredient in all my cookies : )

  18. Love these cookies. So easy and quick to make.

  19. Hi,
    I didn’t believe first when I saw the recipe.i was like a cookie without flour?

    My sister made these and suggested…. They got over in no minute….just baked for my son and his friends while they were playing out:)

    I would recommend to my friends for sure who are in to baking….thnx again!

  20. they are excellent! I make them all the time! Love ‘em! Thanks

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