THREE INGREDIENT EASY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

If you like easy recipes, these are for you! These 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are so simple and so good! With peanut butter, sugar, and an egg, you will have a wonderful cookie!

3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

If you love easy cookie recipes, you need to check out this Butterfinger version. Just as easy and so good! You may also want to try these 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons. They are so good and go great with these cookies if you are serving them for a group.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

It’s so simple and you can make up the dough in less than a minute and the cookies are delicious. Some “super simple” recipes don’t bring an amazing taste but this recipe does, plus its been around a very long time. My mother used to make these for us 40 years ago, when we were on the farm. Everyone loves them and is always surprised when you tell them they are only 3 ingredients!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Crunchy peanut butter (I use the extra crunchy because I like the nuts but you can use the smooth, too.
  • Egg
  • Sugar

SWAPS

If you want some cool swaps and additions, read the comments on this recipe. Some people add vanilla and marshmallows. We have made them with Splenda and they came out delicious!

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

These are so simple since they are only 3 ingredients!

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Mix all ingredients, roll into balls about the size of a walnut and flatten. Can sprinkle with sugar.

⭐TIP

Always preheat your oven when baking cookies and leave 2 inches between each cookie on the sheet. Here are some more cookie baking tips! All ovens vary, don’t over cook them!

RECIPE VARIATIONS

I don’t suggest doubling this recipe, I would just make the dough again. It takes nothing to make it up, about a minute, and then you know the consistency is always correct.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are these considered gluten free?

Yes, they are.

Can these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies be made with Splenda?

Yes, you can, and they work very well with Splenda.

3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

STORING

We store these cookies in an airtight container, and they will keep for a while!

Gingersnap Cookies

These cookies are some of our favorites! We have been making them for years!

SERVING SIZE

These make 22-24 cookies, depending on how big you make them.

3- Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Leigh Walkup

These 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies have been around for a very long time. They are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Save these wonderful peanut butter cookies!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter I use the extra crunchy because I like the nuts but you can use the smooth, too.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Mix all ingredients, roll into balls about the size of a walnut and flatten. Can sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

I have made these cookies using Splenda and they are just as good.
I wouldn’t try doubling the recipe, just make the dough again. It takes about a minute to mix up and then you will be sure to have the correct consistency of the 3 ingredients. 

Keyword Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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