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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

With only three ingredients these cookies can be whipped up in a snap.  Delicious, quick, and easy these cookies are the whole cookie package.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, American Dessert
Keyword: 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies recipe
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy NOT all-natural
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg


  • Place ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm the dough up, it will be very soft.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper (requires 2 trays or two batches).
  • Scoop about 1 Tbs of cookie dough into a ball and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Makes about 14 cookies
  • Use a fork to press down on the dough making a cross hatch pushing it down until it is approx 1 cm thick.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until light golden on the surface and golden on the edges.
  • Leave to cool on the tray.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 - 5 days.


This recipe will not work if you use an all-natural peanut butter, you need the added oils and sugars in the non-all-natural kinds of peanut butter to make this work.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg