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These easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies take 30 minutes to less to make! Three ingredient peanut butter cookies are delicious and you likely already have the ingredients in your pantry. 

This is literally the only peanut butter cookie recipe you’ll ever need again!

You know how much I love peanut butter – check out these peanut butter cookie bars, too!

Peanut butter cookies 3 ingredient recipe

The best part? You can remember all the ingredients really easily too.

Just remember the number 1. There are three ingredients in our peanut butter cookie recipe and each one contains a 1 measurement. 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg. Really, it’s that simple!

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No Brown Sugar

Because these are 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, you don’t even need brown sugar. And don’t worry, they’ll taste just as great!

So whether you need a quick bake sale or cookie swap recipe, or you’re gearing up for a holiday event. This easy peanut butter cookie recipe will work perfectly!

No Baking Soda

You don’t need any baking soda for these either. The peanut butter cookies Better Crocker makes might need baking soda and brown sugar, but not here! We don’t need all those ingredients to make delicious sweets.

Chocolate Chips

Adding your favorite chocolate chips or candies is optional. However, If you’re going to add chocolate chips, try the milk chocolate variety. I love adding milk chocolate chips to different recipes because they’re just so good.

If you do make these peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, make sure to come back and tell me how they worked out!

Just add them into the mix while you’re mixing the dough together!


So let’s get started making this peanut butter cookie recipe with just three ingredients. An excellent pantry dessert indeed!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Peanut butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar (+ sugar to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 Egg

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.

Ingredients in mixing bowl

Then roll the dough into 1.5 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Rolling cookie dough into balls

Press them with a fork to make the criss-cross pattern you love in old fashioned peanut butter cookies.

Pressing dough with a fork to create criss cross lines

Bake them in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Once the edges have browned slightly, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with more sugar.

Baked 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies with sugar on top

Cool for five minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. 

Easy peanut butter cookies recipe with three ingredients

If they last this long, store them in an airtight container for several days.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe

Tip: These are awesome cookies to make a day ahead of time.

To get the most taste out of them, store them overnight in an airtight container to allow the flavors to mingle.

Amazing flavor and perfect texture – these won’t last long!

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3 ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe
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5 from 4 votes

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy three ingredient peanut butter cookies.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Scrappy Geek

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar + sugar to sprinkle on top
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray
  • With your mixer, mix sugar, peanut butter, and egg in a medium bowl until smooth
  • Roll cookie dough into 1½ balls and place on cookie sheet
  • Flatten out each cookie and create a criss-cross pattern using a fork
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes in preheated oven
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar
  • Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, move to cooling rack with spatula
  • Serve warm or cooled. Store in airtight container for several days

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Notes

Add chocolate chips to make this batch of cookies extra delicious!

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Because I know you’re adventurous, you can take these up a notch – check out: M&M’s® candy peanut butter cookies.


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