Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


These easy peanut butter cookies are made with just 3 ingredients. They're quick to make, and the cookies taste wonderful! It's a great recipe for kids that are just learning to bake.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 dozen

Looking for a quick and easy treat to whip up on a whim? Your search ends with this easy peanut butter cookie recipe. It's made with only three ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients

It couldn't be simpler to make this easy peanut butter cookie recipe (you can even memorize it and make it without looking at the recipe!). Here are the three ingredients you'll need:

· Peanut butter: This recipe starts with one cup of peanut butter. For these cookies, commercial peanut butter (like Jif or Peter Pan) works better than natural brands.
· Sugar: Sweeten things up with one cup of white sugar.
· Egg: One egg lends moisture and helps bind the cookie dough together.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these incredibly easy peanut butter cookies:

Mix all the ingredients until smooth. Form the dough into balls and flatten with a fork. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown on the bottoms.

How to Store Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Allow the peanut butter cookies to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container or cookie jar. Store at room temperature for up to five days.

Can You Freeze Easy Peanut Butter Cookies?

Yes! For the most delicious results, freeze the dough balls before baking. When you're ready to enjoy the peanut butter cookies, simply remove the balls from the freezer and bake according to the recipe.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"OMG this is such an amazing, delicious, cheap, easy way to make the best cookies I've had in a long time," raves one Allrecipes community member. "I saved some of the [dough] so I can add chocolate chips tomorrow."

"I made a huge batch of these last week, but used brown instead of white sugar," says Adele Vaverchak. "They were AWESOME. Not overly sweet, soft and chewy and easy. I found it easier to handle the sticky dough by refrigerating it slightly for scooping."

"I loved the recipe, it's great for starting bakers (like kids)," according to Mary Ward. "The cookies taste as good as any I've ever eaten. I think next time I make them I'm going to double the ingredients so I don't run out so soon."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix peanut butter, white sugar, and egg in a medium bowl until smooth. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet; flatten each with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are just barely brown on the bottoms, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
23g Fat
42g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 12g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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