This recipe has just 3 ingredients. It's fast, easy and the cookies are wonderful! It's great for kids that are just learning to bake.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth.

  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake! These cookies are best when they are still soft and just barely brown on the bottoms.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

393.8 calories; 11.8 g protein; 41.8 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 209 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
I read the reviews for this recipe before I made them. I figured with so little ingredients try them and if they aren't good I am not out too much. I rolled them into large walnut shaped balls and pressed a fork with sugar in a crosscut pattern. I baked them for almost 15 minutes and they did not burn. I asked Husband to rate them. For him it was a definite 10. I then proceeded to ask each our our four sons who also gave it a 10. After the first batch I decided to flatten them more and sprinkle with sugar. They cooked much quicker. I have found with this cookie cook them till the top turns slightly white. let them cool for 5 minutes then transfer to plate or platter. Ours made 20 cookies. I ended up making another batch a little later in the evening and made a BIG cookie with chocolate chips pressed into the cookie. It made 1 pizza pan sized cookie. Thanks for the great and easy Recipe. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2009
Recipes like this were popular at the start of the low carb diet phase, many even taking it a step further by using a sugar substitute--I was willing to give it a try but my taste buds objected! The texture is unpleasant and the taste disagreeable. There is no substitute for a good, old-fashioned tradional peanut butter cookie, and in this case I think I would have much preferred a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
I read the reviews for this recipe before I made them. I figured with so little ingredients try them and if they aren't good I am not out too much. I rolled them into large walnut shaped balls and pressed a fork with sugar in a crosscut pattern. I baked them for almost 15 minutes and they did not burn. I asked Husband to rate them. For him it was a definite 10. I then proceeded to ask each our our four sons who also gave it a 10. After the first batch I decided to flatten them more and sprinkle with sugar. They cooked much quicker. I have found with this cookie cook them till the top turns slightly white. let them cool for 5 minutes then transfer to plate or platter. Ours made 20 cookies. I ended up making another batch a little later in the evening and made a BIG cookie with chocolate chips pressed into the cookie. It made 1 pizza pan sized cookie. Thanks for the great and easy Recipe. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
for those of you adding baking soda, etc. - those recipes are also on allrecipes, so you're kind of rating the wrong recipe. For a THREE INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE this recipe is perfect. If you want more than 3 ingredients, go to another recipe for peanut butter cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2003
this is a very tasty cookie! i've made a change when i bake it, though. try adding 1 tsp of baking soda. this makes it a little lighter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2005
Great cookies! I added a splash of vanilla, a small pinch of baking soda and a little salt and they turned out delicious. Without the additions, they tasted a little off. With the baking soda, the cookies really spread out! I also baked them for a total of 12 minutes this time around, and found that I liked them better this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
FINALLY a peanut butter cookie recipe that I'll eat and ENJOY!! Peanut butter is probably my favorite food but until today, I never much liked PB cookies because of their dry, crunchy texture that left you gasping for milk. This recipe was PERFECT and SOOOO easy!! I felt like a snack today so I halved the recipe-- used 1/2 cup sugar and PB and used only the egg WHITE from an egg (cut out some extra fat and cholesterol). I rolled the dough into balls and then smooshed them with a fork in the classic criss-cross pattern, baked them for 11 minutes at 350 and let them cool on the sheet for like 3-5 minutes (more like three because I couldn't wait to try them). The half batch made 9 decent-sized cookies-- perfect for two people. I'll only use this recipe from now on... it was moist, peanutbuttery and QUICK! THANK YOU!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2009
Recipes like this were popular at the start of the low carb diet phase, many even taking it a step further by using a sugar substitute--I was willing to give it a try but my taste buds objected! The texture is unpleasant and the taste disagreeable. There is no substitute for a good, old-fashioned tradional peanut butter cookie, and in this case I think I would have much preferred a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2004
I use splenda instead of sugar for a fairly low carb cookie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2006
Reading the instructions on this I see she did not mention you should flatten cookies with a criss cross fork action, I think that would help on the overwhelming peanut butter taste, because it makes them more crispy, and also it DOES only take 8-10 minutes this way...no uncooked peanut butter...they are SOOOO good!!! I make them for Christmas every year, to give out to the neighbors.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
Boy, did this recipe make my husband happy. I wanted to make him a treat at 10 o'clock at night and came browsing around this site. He LOVES peanut butter so i searched PB recipes. I printed a few but chose to make this one. His favorite treat is peanut butter cookies and he loved these more! It's like eating peanut butter out of the jar but in cookie form. THANKS so much for the great recipe, Francie! Just be sure to let them cool on the sheet completely before trying to remove! Read More
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