This is one of my favorite cookies to make. They are the only peanut butter cookies my family will eat! Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on cookies before baking, if desired.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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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  • Mix peanut butter, sugar, and egg together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Roll mixture into small balls and arrange on a baking sheet; flatten each with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a plate.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium. 10.5 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2015
i tweaked the recipe slightly, i cut out the sugar, i used homemade peanut butter, added a tsp of vanilla, 1/2 cup of oats, an egg and 1 banana, they are delicious and very healthy as there is no added sugar... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2016
I made the recipe exactly as written and thought they were fine, but nothing special. They were super easy, crispy (like a shortbread) and had a nice peanut butter taste. But I prefer my cookies to be chewy. Great if you need a gluten-free option though. So my 3-stars is based on the exact recipe. Then I dipped them so one half was covered in melted chocolate, took them to work, and people gobbled them up. I still didn't "love" them though. After reading some other reviews I decided to make them again, but used brown sugar instead of white. I liked this much better, it gave them a softer texture without losing any of the simplicity or flavor. I would give the brown sugar cookie a 4 star rating. Read More
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402 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 262
  • 4 star values: 90
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2015
i tweaked the recipe slightly, i cut out the sugar, i used homemade peanut butter, added a tsp of vanilla, 1/2 cup of oats, an egg and 1 banana, they are delicious and very healthy as there is no added sugar... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2015
i tweaked the recipe slightly, i cut out the sugar, i used homemade peanut butter, added a tsp of vanilla, 1/2 cup of oats, an egg and 1 banana, they are delicious and very healthy as there is no added sugar... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2015
Ladies and gentlemen get your cold glasses of milk ready! Super easy and super delicious. This whips up-even by hand- in no time. I even used 3/4 cup of sugar and they were awesome. I weighed each cookie before baking (25 grams each) and it yielded 18 cookies (using 3/4 cup of sugar). Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2016
I made the recipe exactly as written and thought they were fine, but nothing special. They were super easy, crispy (like a shortbread) and had a nice peanut butter taste. But I prefer my cookies to be chewy. Great if you need a gluten-free option though. So my 3-stars is based on the exact recipe. Then I dipped them so one half was covered in melted chocolate, took them to work, and people gobbled them up. I still didn't "love" them though. After reading some other reviews I decided to make them again, but used brown sugar instead of white. I liked this much better, it gave them a softer texture without losing any of the simplicity or flavor. I would give the brown sugar cookie a 4 star rating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2015
They're pretty good as is but if you want to take it to the next level, melt some chocalate (i used chocolate almond bark), dip them and set in fridge to chill until chocolate hardens. It taste exactly like a reese's peanut butter cup. Made these for my fiancee and he absolutely loved them. I don't even like peanut butter and i couldn't stop eating them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
I substituted 1 cup of packed brown sugar for the granulated white sugar and they cooked up perfectly and tasted so good I had to make another batch. So simple and gluten free, too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2015
I LOVED this recipe!!! Yummy! Made exactly, but doubled and hand mixed. Very flavorful, super easy and my nephew loved rolling the mixture into little balls. I forked them. They don't spread out so you can put a bunch on 1 cookie sheet. I will be making these again very soon!!! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
I've been making these since my brother came home with the recipe from Home Ec class!! We love them! I've added chocolate chips or topped with Kisses. I've also added cooked (crispy) crumbled bacon (my favorite!!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2015
I am diabetic so I substituted 1 cup of Splenda baking sweetener and they turned out wonderful. But you must use the baking Splenda. Even my husband liked them of course I did not tell him they were made with a sugar substitute at first. After tasting them he didn't care. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
The BEST Peanut Butter cookies ever! I went on a search in the area bakeries and grocery stores for the best tasting PB cookies after Giant Foods changed their PB cookie recipe a few years ago. So after not being able to find just the right cookie... I came across the 3-ingredient-peanut-butter-cookie recipe by Heather. If you want to talk about just the right combinations of nutty flavor, bake-time and cost. This is a winner all around! NOTHING, Compares to this! Thanks so much for these Heather they are awesome and I don't mind the extra calories. Read More
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