3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

This recipe is so simple. Sometimes I put chocolate chips in too, but then it is 4-ingredient cookies! Also, you can use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar to make a deeper caramel or molasses-y taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine the three ingredients, stirring until well blended.
  3. If using the chocolate chips, stir in now.
  4. Form dough into small balls, using about a tablespoon of dough.
  5. Place 12 balls on a cookie sheet, evenly spaced. (I like to line my cookie sheets with parchment paper) Using a fork, press the tines across the ball to flatten and make a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake about 6-8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes before removing the cookies. They are very delicate when hot and will crumble if you try to remove them too soon.
  8. Set cookies on rack to cool.
Most Helpful

My family is following the Atkins plan but we really wanted something sweet so I make these with organic natural peanut butter 1 c Splenda and one egg and just divide the dough into 8 cookies which equals 4 net carbs per cookie

tdalonzo_12600823 August 11, 2016

Made it the first time a written! Great cookies. EASY!!
The second time I used almond butter, 1/2 SPLENDA and 1/2 SPLENDA brown sugar with Egg Beaters. Delicious! I did this because my husband has had gastric by-pass and I was trying recipes that could be altered for him. THIS IS A Winner!! Thanks

Shawna Landers September 04, 2010

I love this recipe and have been using it for years. I always like to unwrap peanut butter cups and press them upside down into the cookies right when i pull them out. It give the cookies a delicious addition to the regular chocolate chip or kiss

Cookingbaby February 28, 2010