The best three-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe!
This is made from scratch recipe using three ingredients you most likely already have at home. These cookies are gluten-free, quick, and really easy to make.
What I also love about these cookies is that it makes a small batch. It makes about 15 - 18 cookies, depending on how large you make the cookies.
Nothing complicated here!
1 cup peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth works)
I find the all-natural peanut butter don't work as well. Stick to the regular kinds like Jiff and Skippy.
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
This is a super simple recipe! I've had many readers write me that they teach their kids how to make this as their first baking recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, add peanut butter, sugar, and egg. It is helpful to spray the measuring cup with cooking/baking spray prior to filling it with peanut butter. The spray makes the peanut butter much easier to get out of the measuring cup!
Stir until well combined! It is easy to do by hand. No need to use a mixer.
I use a cookie dough scoop to quickly put rounded heaps of dough onto a cookie sheet. I do love using my silpat baking liners with any cookies I make! Honestly, these silicone baking mats/liners are awesome and have become much less expensive.
Here's a little baking tip if you want to make just a few chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Just put 3-4 semi-sweet chocolate chips on each dough ball before you flatten them. That way you can have plain peanut butter cookies and some chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. It's much easier than stirring the chocolate chips into the dough!
Once you have all the cookie dough balls on your baking pan, you'll want to flatten the dough with a fork to get the traditional design. I sprinkle a little sugar on the dough and I also dip the fork tines into sugar. It helps prevent the fork from sticking to the dough.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. I prefer my cookies softer so I usually bake closer to 10 minutes. These cookies should not appear brown around the edges when done. They are soft when you take them out of the oven. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes then carefully place them on a wire rack to finish cooling. As they cool, they do firm up.
See some of the chocolate chips that I added to a few of the peanut butter cookies a couple of steps prior?
It's always great having simple options!
Yummmm. Below is the printable for you. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has over the years.Print
A simple and delicious three-ingredient recipe to make peanut butter cookies. Using pantry items that include sugar, peanut butter and an egg. Quick, easy and naturally gluten-free.
1 level cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat that oven to 350 degrees. Cookies bake in 10 to 12 minutes.
Add the above ingredients into a bowl.
Stir well to combine.
This recipe makes about 15 to 18 cookies for me. Good-sized cookies too!
I dip my fork in a little sugar when I use it to press the cookies. This gives you that little sugar crunch on top.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just starting to brown on the bottom.
If you would like to add chocolate chips to some of your cookies, just add them onto the dough balls before you flatten them. It's the easiest way to make just a few chocolate chip peanut butter cookies!
Place on a wire rack to cool and then enjoy!
This is a small enough batch that I sometimes make it in my toaster oven! If you want to try that, decrease the heat to 325 and watch carefully to see when they are done - they often are done a couple of minutes earlier.
Keywords: three ingredient peanut butter cookies, easiest peanut butter cookies
I left this picture on this blog post because it amuses me. This easy three-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe was one of my first blog posts when I started blogging in 2013. This was my Pinterest pin back then. I've learned a little about better lighting and how to use photo design software to make prettier pins. It's still out there and people are still pinning it!!
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