This a very quick and simple recipe. It may be unbelievable but it only takes 3 ingredients to make Really Basic Peanut Butter Cookies. Don't worry you really don't need vanilla or flour to make these. Just follow the ingredients and directions and you will have delicious homemade Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine egg, sugar and peanut butter, mixing well. Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie racks. Variation: add chocolate or peanut butter flavored chips to the dough for an extra little twist.

Nutrition Facts

67.3 calories; 2 g protein; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 5.2 mg cholesterol; 36.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
These were really good and easy to make-be sure to let the cookies cool on a cookie sheet for five minutes before removing them to a rack or they will fall apart- Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2005
I'm sorry but I didn't like these cookies one bit. I even threw them away which is something I never ever do with sweets. I really wanted to like these since they are so easy but they are just bland and non-dimensional in taste. I guess that's what the rest of the ingredients are for... I won't be making this ever again obviously. Read More
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130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
These were really good and easy to make-be sure to let the cookies cool on a cookie sheet for five minutes before removing them to a rack or they will fall apart- Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
These were really good and easy to make-be sure to let the cookies cool on a cookie sheet for five minutes before removing them to a rack or they will fall apart- Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
I am giving this a 5 for several reasons: 1. I only had 1 egg 2. So easy 3. Very versatile 4. I love peanut butter! If you don't love pb these are not for you. The first 9 small cookies I made following recipe. My hub & kids liked the next 9 I mixed in choco chips we loved the last 9 I mixed in even more choco chips & walnuts. Delicious. It's an ice/snow day here in Rowlett we didn't have school so I am looking for ways to keep the house warm with the oven going all day & entertain everyone with good food. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2004
This is my trademark recipe that I received many years ago from a friend. My version though is less sugar (1/2 cup not 1 cup) and I add 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees not a minute more! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2005
This is a great recipie if you need a quick dessert. I was surprised that they turned out so great with only 3 ingedients! I used white sugar and they turned out fine. I would highly reccomend them if you need a fast easy cookie. UPDATE!!!! I tried to multiply this recipie times 5 for a big event and it DID NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!! If you are thinking about multiplying the recipie maybe twice is okay but not more than that! Dont do it you will waste ingredients. The dough came out super greasy I think because of the eggs. I tried to recover by adding flour but it was disastourous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
These were sooo easy and sooo good! The best part is that they are very inexpensive to make. They also stay really soft. I added 1/2 cup of oats to give some extra texture nice recepie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2006
A great recipe for when you need a cookie fix fast _ Tips: sprinkle plain unsalted peanuts and a little extra brown sugar on top of the cookies for decoration make sure to give plenty of space between cookies they will spread quite a bit if you add peanuts or chocolate chips to the mix make sure to decrease the amount of brown sugar slightly Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
I was craving peanut butter cookies last night but didn't want to go through the fuss of "making cookies" so I decided to try these. Wow was I surprised! They are the richest most decadent peanut butter cookies I have ever had. They have almost a fudge-like texture. Definitely satisfied my craving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
You can't ask for an easier recipe...they were a hit...but you HAVE to wait for them to cool on the sheet or else they will crumble..have had numerous request for them..thanks for sharing =0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
These are great! My two trays needed just under 10 minutes to cook. I used peanut butter with chocolate swirled through it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2005
I'm sorry but I didn't like these cookies one bit. I even threw them away which is something I never ever do with sweets. I really wanted to like these since they are so easy but they are just bland and non-dimensional in taste. I guess that's what the rest of the ingredients are for... I won't be making this ever again obviously. Read More
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