These Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are super easy to make, filled with rich peanut butter flavor. Three ingredient peanut butter cookies are as easy as they are delicious.
These cookies are also naturally gluten free. Which is a great plus for anyone with gluten issues.
We have a friend who has some serious gluten issues, and we’ve always been so bummed that they weren’t able to enjoy our tasty sweet treats. That’s why we love these cookies. Anyone can enjoy them, and the absence of flour even makes them easier for us to make. Everybody wins!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These cookies only take 3 ingredients to make.
- They are ridiculously easy to make.
- They’re full of rich, peanut butter flavor.
- They’re safe for all your gluten free friends!
It only takes 3 ingredients to make these cookies, and we are certain that they’re already in your kitchen. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.
- Creamy peanut butter
- Granulated sugar
🔪 How to Make Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Making these cookies is just as simple as raiding your kitchen for the 3 ingredients you need to make them. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Step 1: Make the Dough
Combine the peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a large mixing bowl until fully mixed. Then, continue mixing until the dough comes together and can be formed into a ball.
Step 2: Roll and Press
Roll the dough into 24 balls and place them at least 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press the cookie dough down with the tines of a fork, making the classic crosshatch pattern.
Step 3: Bake
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until set. Then, transfer the cookies to a wire rack. Cool slightly before serving and enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Almond Butter – Try these cookies with almond butter, but be sure it’s a variety that doesn’t separate.
- Reese’s Pieces – Add some Reese’s Pieces to the dough.
- Chopped Peanuts – Add chopped peanuts for more flavor and texture.
For more great peanut butter cookie goodness, try our peanut butter and jelly cookies. Be aware that these DO have flour.
- Measuring cups
- Baking sheets
- Wire rack
Store these cookies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. These cookies can get dry quickly, so keep the lid tight, and never refrigerate them.
- DO NOT use all-natural peanut butter. You need regular Jif, Skippy, or the like for these cookies to hold together.
- These cookies can dry out quickly, so keep them stored in an air-tight container and OUT of the refrigerator.
- Don’t overbake these cookies. Remove them as soon as they’re set.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Most natural peanut butter has no binder, and it separates into solid and fat. Even when stirred, the inconsistency can result in cookies that have inconsistent texture and flavor.
No peanut butter cookie really needs flour, technically speaking. If you think about peanut butter, it’s ground peanut flour mixed with oil, which is basically the same as the butter and fat in cookie dough!
They’re soft and chew. Keep them stored in an air-tight container, because they can dry out quickly!
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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Mixing Bowl
- large baking sheet
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl combine all three ingredients. Once fully mixed together, continue mixing for about 1 minute or until the dough comes together and can be formed into a ball.
- Roll the dough into 24 balls. Place the dough balls on ungreased baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart.
- Use a fork to press onto the top of each dough ball to slightly flatten and leave the imprint of the fork. Turn the fork 90 degrees and make a second imprint to create the classic peanut butter cookie look.
- Bake the cookies at 350F for 8-10 minutes until set.
- Cool slightly on wire cooling racks before serving.