3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Couldn't Be Any Easier – Or More Delicious (20 Minutes) by Kathy Widenhouse

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Couldn't Be Any Easier – Or More Delicious (20 Minutes)

The simple goodness of peanut butter cookies cannot be denied. So, what's even better than peanut butter cookies? Peanut butter cookies with only three ingredients that are ready in about 20 minutes!

Three-ingredient peanut butter cookies? Yes! Sometimes, simple is best. And when it comes to peanut butter cookies, they just don’t get any easier (or more delicious) than this three-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe

If you've got about 20 minutes, you can whip up a batch of these delicious cookies for a simple dessert anytime you need some baking therapy. Here's what you need: peanut butter, sugar and an egg. That's it! So easy, plus they're gluten-free.

These cookies make a sweet snack during the day. Serve them with a cold cup of milk or a hot cup of tea!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 11 minutes
Total Time: 18 to 21 minutes

Servings: 12


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Recipe Notes

  • The number of cookies will depend on how much batter you use for each cookie.
  • You can use creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter in this recipe.
  • For fun, you could add some chocolate chips (dark chocolate may have the most health benefits).
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.

Here's how to make them:

  1. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. With a fork, press tines over peanut butter balls in a crosshatch pattern, one at a time, to flatten each cookie.
  3. Bake 8-11 minutes in a preheated 350-degree F oven until cookies are lightly brown around the edges and appear to have no moisture peeking through crackled tops. Do not over bake. Cookies are best when they are still soft with bottoms that are barely light brown. Remove cookie trays from the oven.
  4. Allow cookies to sit for 5-10 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 92

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 1.2g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 50mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 9.2g

Protein: 3.1g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 5mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 65mg

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Christine Jones
There's nothing that I don't like about a peanut butter cookie Kathy Widenhouse!
Jennison Grigsby
Can't wait to try these!
Kim Kusiciel
Yummmmmmmy! Thanks!
Donna John
So easy! This is my pick for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!
Christine Moffett
can I use sugar replacement like twin?

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