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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe stacked up on a wire rack.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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.

Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 -15 cookies
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) peanut butter
  • 1 egg*
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl stir all three ingredients together until smooth.

  3. Using a tablespoon measure scoop out 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll into a smooth ball.

  4. Place pre-rolled cookies on your cookie sheet about one inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.

  5. Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction to form that classic criss-cross pattern.

  6. 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.

  7. Store your peanut butter cookies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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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 Recipe
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.