Making peanut butter cookies doesn’t get any easier than these 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies that are so soft & chewy. You better make a double batch!
I super love easy recipes and I really really love them when they make a delicious dessert that I can’t get enough of. So I’m swooning over these 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies that are literally ready in less than 30 minutes. You can’t beat that!
My friends, if you are a regular here then you know how much I love a good cookie. You probably also know that when I’m craving a cookie, I don’t want to wait.
Chill time drives me batty, which is why even my most popular recipes (which some do require chill time – links to those below) are not the ones I make the most often. Cookies like these 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies make my heart go pitter-patter.
Peanut Butter Cookies
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My daughter found this recipe in great-grandma’s old cookbook a while back and wanted to give it a try. You see, it’s only 3-ingredients, so it was simple enough for her to make on her own.
I have to admit, I was skeptical that just 3 ingredients could turn into something so delicious. But I was pleasantly surprised.
If you want easy, this is where it’s at. I mean, these cookies are as easy as mixing all the ingredients together in a large bowl and then rolling the dough into balls before baking.
No chill time is required, which is always a hit in my book. There’s nothing worse than wanting cookies only to find out that you have to wait up to 24 hours before you can bake and enjoy them.
Here are some commonly asked questions
Can I use crunchy peanut butter?
YES! Please do! We love to make a batch with creamy and a batch with crunchy to keep things interesting. Either way is delicious and I highly recommend both!
Can this recipe be doubled?
Yes and I actually recommend it because they really do go quickly. It is our favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. Besides, with as fast as it is to make these, it doesn’t hurt to make double.
HOW DO YOU MAKE 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat oven.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Take tablespoon sized scoops of dough and roll them into balls.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2″ apart.
- Use the back of a fork in a cross pattern and press into the cookies to flatten them.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
We often make a double batch because once everyone has a couple as they come out of the oven and then they have a couple more after dinner there are hardly any left to enjoy with lunch the next day.
To make this recipe you will need…
These make great gifts for the neighbors this time of year. Of course, make sure there aren’t any nut allergies first before giving these away. But they are so easy that it makes it quick to whip them up and take them over while they are still warm right out of the oven.
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BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE
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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Take tablespoon sized scoops of dough and roll them into balls.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2″ apart.
Use the back of a fork in a cross pattern and press into the cookies to flatten them.
Bake 8 minutes.
Allow to cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.