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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are the easiest cookie recipe that you will ever make! These delicious Peanut Butter Cookies taste as good as a classic recipe without all the fuss and only require 3 ingredients, AND also gluten free. Soft, chewy, and simply the best peanut butter cookies!

Peanut Butter Cookies made with 3-ingredients

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

This peanut butter cookie recipe has only a 5 minute prep and 10 minute cooking time. It just doesn’t get any better than that! My boys always beg for these cookies and think I slaved in the kitchen all day making them.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • granulated sugar
  • peanut butter
  • egg

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

How To Make 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

My 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is truly the easiest recipe you will ever make! You can whip this up so quickly and they taste delicious. This is also a great recipe to remember, made with just 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg.

You mix 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.

Cookie Dough on a Baking Sheet

Bake these 3 ingredient cookies for 12-15 minutes. Even though the ingredients and prep time is cut by quite a bit, but none of the flavor or texture is lost in any way. I am a peanut butter fanatic so these are definitely at the top of my list for being a favorite.

Freshly Baked Peanut Butter Cookies

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

You will want to use the basic creamy peanut butter that we all grew up on. I would not recommend using natural peanut butter that has the oil to mix in. The newer peanut butters will make the cookies too crumbly, so stick with the basics.

How to Store Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies will last up to 5 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookies?

YES! After you bake them, let them cool completely. Place them in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper in between the layers. You can also place them in freezer bags.  Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight on the counter or in the fridge.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

The BEST Peanut Butter Blossoms

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Pie Cups

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butters

Peanut Butter Cookies made with 3-ingredients

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Published By Jill
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are the easiest cookie recipe that you will ever make! These delicious gluten-free peanut butter cookies taste as good as a classic recipe, with zero fuss and only 3 ingredients. Soft, chewy, and simply the best peanut butter cookies!
5 from 29 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix together the peanut butter, white sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Form dough into heaping tablespoons (about 3/4 inch). Then roll the dough ball in a small bowl of sugar, if desired, to coat the outside. Place on the baking sheet at least 2 inches apart, and then use a fork to flatten and form a cross pattern.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly browned on the bottom. Be careful not to over-bake. Remove and let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 24gCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 52mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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I made them with Stevia. Same measurement. Let them cool good before handling.

Can you put these cookies in a cookie jar

Could these be made keto with a different sweetener?

Can you place cookies on aluminum foil instead of parchment paper? Or spray pan with cooking spray? Thanks these look great!!:)

I’m so glad I found this recipe, I wish I would have found it 30 years ago. Yum!5 stars

The 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are you sure it’s sugar not flour I don’t see how you can make a dough to roll in balls with just sugar and peanut butter

You sure can!  So good, too.5 stars

So easy & good!5 stars

Try it.  5 stars

Am anxious to try these 3 ingredient cookies. I have to eat gluten free and these sound wonderful.5 stars

sounds really good and only 3 ingredance5 stars

I’ve been making these cookies for decades. They’re the only peanut butter cookies I like! I have a 5-year-old Celiac granddaughter who loves to bake them (and eat them) with me. I love that she can bake and eat something “normal” with her sister and cousin.❤️5 stars

Made these with three grandsons. Doubled the recipe. Used two bowls. One prepared the cookie sheets. Kept having each kid do a part and moved everyone around. They really loved the rolling dough into balls part. They were anxious to do their parts, had fun and after eating several, with milk, said ” We need to make these again.” It was a great time! Made about 3 dozen. They were different shapes and thicknesses, fork imprints were a little wonky (who cares?) but they were delicious!5 stars


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