Our easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie is hands down THE Best Peanut Cookie I have ever had. It’s an old fashioned recipe that requires just peanut butter, sugar, and egg. You will find them soft, chewy, and so much easier than a traditional peanut butter cookie.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Years ago, when I first started sharing recipes here on my blog, one of the very first recipes I made was this very 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. Today, I am sharing some new images for all of you as the ones I shared with you before were not the best and this Peanut Butter Cookie is one of my favorite recipes that I have ever shared.
I remember the first time I made this easy cookie recipe. I was seriously so skeptical. I am very thankful that I did not rush to rule out making them. I have made this same peanut butter cookie recipe so many times, I would never be able to count. We have made batches to have for all the kids school lunches, for potluck dessert, and even for my aunt’s office party. And of course they make for the best Christmas cookie too!
I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter everything. If you have followed my blog at all, you probably figured that out. When asked “what is your favorite peanut butter dessert ?”, I always have to choose between this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe and my Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie. My choice is always this peanut butter cookie recipe. The reason I guess would be is that the recipe is so simple, they can be made in little time, with little mess, and the results are so amazing.
After some research, this cookie recipe has been around for quite some time. They say they are old fashioned, you may have enjoyed it in the past but you may have not realized that the recipe was so simple. I love classic cookie recipes and I guess this one is a member of that group.
If a soft peanut butter cookie is your favorite, this really is the recipe for you. If you like a chewy peanut butter cookie, this recipe is for you too. The cookie is really perfect for just about anyone who likes peanut butter cookies.
Go ahead and make this recipe for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. Just grab your Peanut Butter, Sugar, and an egg. You can have your cookies baking in the oven in no time at all.
Ingredients needed to make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
(Yield about 18 cookies)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter
How to make Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350.
Stir the ingredients together until well blended.
Roll into 1″ ball, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Using a fork press down in one direction and then press again from the other side to form a criss cross pattern on top.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Allow them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
What Peanut Butter works best for this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe?
Grab that cheap store branded smooth peanut butter to make these the BEST 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. I have never used a chunky peanut butter. If you try it, be sure to leave us a comment as to how it worked for you. I have used a natural peanut butter because that is normally what I have on hand in my pantry. The natural peanut butter works but the cookie has a bit more of a crumbly texture. A Jif or a Skippy Peanut Butter works too. The Best peanut butter that I have used for these cookies was the store brand. I believe the oil in the generic makes the cookie so much better.
Can I add add some mix-ins to the 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies?
Sure go ahead and add in your chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts, m&m’s or maybe even some Reese’s Pieces. We have added mix-ins as well as vanilla to our recipe in the past.
Can I make this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie with brown sugar?
I have seen many recipes around on the web that use brown sugar instead of the plain white sugar. I have never tried that recipe. I feel that this recipe really is spot on and makes the best peanut butter cookie.
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Egg
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Stir the ingredients together until well blended.
- Roll into 1" ball, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Using a fork press down in one direction and then press again from the other side to form a criss cross pattern on top.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Allow them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.