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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite cookies of all time.

these three ingredient peanut butter cookies are too easy to make

You see, the thing about 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies is that they only take three ingredients to make. Oh, and you can probably make these cookies with things you already have in your pantry.

You probably already have the ingredients you need to make these super easy 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

Which is seriously the best kind of cookies.

Can you make Peanut Butter Cookies With Chunky Peanut Butter?

Toss in some nuts or chocolate chips to add a little something extra to these easy peanut butter cookies

Yes, yes you can. That’s one of the best part of these cookies, you don’t have to add nuts. The nuts are built in!

Can You Make Three Ingredient Cookies With Extra Ingredients?

Sometimes, when I am feeling particularly insane, I like to throw Reese’s Pieces into my peanut butter cookies. OR M&M’s. I love adding candy to them, because it adds a little color to an otherwise drab cookie.

You only need 3 ingredients to make these irresistable peanut butter cookies

My daughter loves to cook.

She’s nine now (and fairly proficient on her own, I might add), but when she first started I relied almost exclusively on recipes like these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies to teach her the way.

This recipe is so simple that with very little guidance from me, she was able to make these delicious cookies and share them with her friends. Enjoy!

how to make insanely easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

What You Need To Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
These insanely easy peanut butter cookies only call for 3 simple ingredients

It’s always crazy to me the way these cookies come together with only three ingredients. I always think that they won’t make cookies, but once you stick them in the oven and it gets all cooked– BOOM you get delicious cookies of awesomeness.

How To Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl until smooth.

Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a non-stick cookie sheet.

Using a fork, press each cookie flat (making a criss-cross pattern).

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!

When I make these I usually add a little sprinkle of sugar after they are out of the oven, but before they’ve had a chance to cool.

Make these super easy three ingredient peanut butter cookies for a delicious treat
Peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack

If you try to put the sugar on before, it will just melt into your cookie.

Nobody wants a big melted pool of cookie on the top of their peanut butter cookies. So, that is how we prevent the sugar pool. Plus, it makes a weird hardness on the cookie, too.

This is the most simple recipe for  3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Pro Tip: Use water displacement to measure the peanut butter. Fill a 2 cup measuring cup with 1 cup of water. Next, spoon peanut butter into the cup until the water level reaches the 2 cup mark. Pour out the water and use peanut butter accordingly.

Creamy peanut butter is the best to use for this super simple peanut butter cookie recipe

This is my favorite way to measure peanut butter without getting it all squished into the measuring cup! I am all about anything that makes measuring peanut butter easier.

if you're a peanut butter lover, you have to try this 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe

It’s so hard to measure peanut butter!

I find that the cookies get a hard a little too fast. But, if you store them in an air tight container or a baggie instead of a cookie jar, you won’t have that problem.

The other thing is, you need to cook them all the way through, since it’s only 3 ingredients, it’s not extra doughey. If you don’t cook them all the way through, then they won’t be delicious. And nobody wants an undelicious cookie. Right?

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This stupid simple 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a sweet treat. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry! Wrangle the kids and get bakin'!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl until smooth.

Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a non-stick cookie sheet.

Using a fork, press each cookie flat (making a criss-cross pattern).

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g

It’s Peanut Butter Cookie Time!

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Trish

Saturday 28th of March 2020

You could substitute swerve granular sugar replacement or monk fruit sugar substitute one to one in place of granulated cane sugar.

Danielle

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

Don’t hate me for asking this haha! I love love love the idea of this recipe and will most likely make it as is butttt, was wondering if there was any way to make them at all healthier. Would this work with almond butter or perhaps a different kind of sugar?? Thanks!!

Renee

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

I love simple recipes! Thanks for sharing. Who doesn't love peanut butter cookies!

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