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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are the best peanut butter cookies around! Naturally gluten-free, these are fast and easy to make…a great recipe for holiday cookies!
This cookie recipe is amongst the first my children every learned how to make. Children of most any age can manage 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and an egg. These have been made numerous times over the years and are always a family favorite.
Tip: Try using chunky peanut butter or almond butter in favor of the traditional creamy version. And go ahead and mix in chopped peanuts, m & m’s, or other small candies.
I’ve made these cookies right before my son has friends over, we have a family get-together, or a football game is starting. They are so fast and easy to make but help me give my family a bit of “home cooking”. Although, fair warning when making these up for teen boys…make a lot!!
These are a “By Myself” cookie recipe! Meaning let your kids make them all by themselves. Simply be on hand to supervise the use of the oven.
These little cookies will be a go-to for you on a regular basis. I use this recipe with chocolate kisses or stars at Christmas, with roasted marshmallows in between at campfires, and even in bar form with a layer of chocolate frosting. It is SUCH a great little recipe.
To make Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies:
Increase the baking time by about 2 minutes.
To make Softer Peanut Butter Cookies:
You will get a softer peanut butter cookie if you decrease how much you press on them before baking.
To make Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies:
Press down on the cookies quite well prior to baking to get a chewier cookie. The thinner they are, the chewier they will be.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- Mix the ingredients
- Form into 1 1/2 inch balls
- Roll balls in sugar, flatten slightly
- Bake for 7-9 minutes at 375 degrees
Tip: If you are someone who wants to keep your recipes as homemade as possible, use organic peanuts from your local co-op and try a recipe for homemade peanut butter!
Tip: These cookies will likely seem a little doughy when you first take them out of the oven. Do not worry! Because of the lack of flour, these will be softer than the cookies you are used to making, but just as delicious.