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.


  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

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

when i attempted to make this recipe as a fast solution instead of longer recipes, i found that after 6 minutes it had turned into almost a complete liquid, so i waited until 8 minutes and it was still a liquid not a cookie. well to say the least i never ended up with an actual cookie, i left it out on a pan to cool and hopfully turn to a semi-cookie and it hardened but still nobody in the household ate them, im still considering i made it wrong

larissa5 September 19, 2009