Easy 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from a 1999 Gourmet magazine that I've added to. It's a bit different than other PB cookie recipes here. These crispy and peanutty cookies never last long anywhere I've taken them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together peanut butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in remaining ingredients.
  3. Shape into quarter-sized balls. Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten with fork. (They spread.)
  4. Bake 10-11 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Cool 2 minutes before removing to cooling racks.
  6. Option: stir in 1/2 cup finely crushed unsalted peanuts to dough before baking. Makes 4 dozen.
Most Helpful

and they won't last long around here either!! DH says they are the best peanut butter cookies he has ever had, loves'em!! So easy too. The only complaint I have is that I don't know how you would get 48 cookies from it , I only got 28 and they were not particulary big. Next time I will double the batch. They are very very good!! thanks for posting.

Derf February 08, 2009

Shockingly chewy! So delicious! I was out of Vanilla so I used a tablespoon of Vanilla Ice Cream. I made it with crunchy peanut butter. In and out of the kitchen in 15 minutes. Highly recommend.

Anonymous June 12, 2016

This recipe is a wonderful compromise between my husband and my gluten-free son. They both can eat and enjoy these cookies, which they do! No need for an electric mixer and one bowl is all that is needed. Thanks for a quick and extremely easy gluten free cookie!

clkappus June 01, 2015