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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Hi Bold Bakers!

If you’re like me, you’re also an avid peanut butter lover! One of my favorite ways to enjoy the nutty flavor and creamy texture of peanut butter is with a classic homemade peanut butter cookies recipe.

Who doesn’t have happy childhood memories of making or eating peanut butter cookies, with that cross hatch patter on top, chewy bite and nutty sweet taste! Since Bold Baking is all about giving you the confidence to bake anytime, anywhere — behold my 3 Ingredient Cookies and this easy peanut butter cookies recipe.

How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

My 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is truly as easy as 1, 2, 3, meaning you can whip up some happiness on any old day. This recipe is pretty much magic, made with just 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg. The 1 to 1 to 1 ratio really makes this recipe easy to remember.

After mixing all 3 ingredients together in a bowl, you roll the dough into balls and press them down and flatten them with the back of a fork. This gives them them the peanut butter cookie look we all know and love. Bake these 3 ingredient cookies for 15 minutes into impressively thick and decadent cookies. While this recipe really cuts down on prep time, none of the flavor or texture is lost in the process.

Can I make these cookies vegan and substitute the eggs?

Yes you can replace the eggs, but just note you might not get thee EXACT same result as I did. You can replace the eggs in this recipe by following my Egg Substitutes Chart for cookies. Flax egg will be the best substitute.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Ideas

While these are perfection all on their own, I love the idea of these being filled with my creamy 2 Ingredient Ice Cream to make some homemade ice cream sandwiches. You could absolutely cover these peanut butter cookies in rich Chocolate Frosting, or dip them in melted chocolate! All you Bold Bakers must give these a try.

I promise you, they will be an instant hit!

What is the best peanut butter to use when making peanut butter cookies?

Ok, #realtalk time! If you tell anyone I said this, I will deny it and say that you are lying… The best peanut butter to use in this recipe is cheap, smooth peanut butter. You know the brand that you don’t buy in the supermarket, but it’s what you grew up on? That’s the brand you want to use.

Nothing against my Homemade Peanut Butter recipe, but it just doesn’t yield you the best cookie. If you find your cookies are too crumbly, it can be a result of a more quality peanut butter.

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Gemma's 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4.17 from 318 votes
Whip up my 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe in no time. My easy Peanut Butter Cookies taste as good as a classic recipe without all the fuss.
Servings: 12 -15 cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Whip up my 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe in no time. My easy Peanut Butter Cookies taste as good as a classic recipe without all the fuss.
Servings: 12 -15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) peanut butter
  • 1 egg*

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350oF (180oC) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl stir all three ingredients together until smooth.
  • Using a tablespoon measure scoop out 2 tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a smooth ball.
  • Place pre-rolled cookies on your cookie sheet about one inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.
  • Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction to form that classic criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake these 3 ingredient cookies for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the tray for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Store your peanut butter cookies in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Replacing Eggs: You can replace the eggs in this recipe by following my Egg Substitutes Chart for cookies. Flax egg will work well. 
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Drake Raakel
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Drake Raakel
26 days ago

Will these also work if I add oatmeal and chocolate chips?

lmitten65
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lmitten65
1 month ago

These are great! I have a nut allergy and made them with WOW Butter instead and they turned out perfectly.

Laura
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Laura
1 month ago

These are the best peanut butter cookies, and easy to make. I’ve been making them for 10 years. This exact recipe is printed on Kraft Peanut Butter label.

Tina
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Tina
1 month ago

Gemma, my grandchildren both of them love you cookies, especially peanut and chocolate chip they send to you their love thank you so much delicious recipes I were learn from you thanks Gemma. How you successfully in your business Tina

Fathima
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Fathima
2 months ago

Hi would like to know if I can make 3 ingredients cookies in microwave as my oven broke

Nancy
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Nancy
2 months ago

Is there a possible substitution to replace the sugar to make it more healthy. I have tried, however no success yet! With Thanks and Gratitude Nancy

June1
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June1
3 months ago

Have you tried the recipe with 1 teaspoon vanilla?

Tahira Akhtar
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Tahira Akhtar
3 months ago

Hi was wondering if you can freeze these so I can make a big batch? Thanks

A
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A
3 months ago

Thank you! I love how simple this was. Mine turned out good but I overbaked it. Will try baking it less and maybe use different butters! I did however find it very sweet. Is it possible to reduce the sugar? Well it mess up the recepie?
Thanks again for the great content ! x

Shama
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Shama
5 months ago

We love your recipes and videos Gemma!
These cookies were super easy to make but we found them insanely sweet! If made with a half (or even a third) a cup of sugar and they still taste awesome and are healthier ????

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