3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Stacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.

These soft and chewy, 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are full of peanut butter flavour. Plus, they're flourless, use just one bowl and minutes to make!

Have you ever made 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies? To be honest I thought it was a little bit crazy when I first saw this recipe.

To make a good peanut butter cookie you have to use more then one bowl, one spoon and 3 ingredients. Right?

Turns out, not so much. These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, made with one bowl and a spoon, are pretty fantastic.

Full of peanut butter flavour, with that classic crosshatch pattern on top, these soft and chewy peanut butter cookies remind me of the ones my mom used to make when I was growing up.

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Considering they're basically the Kraft recipe (I only changed the baking time), they probably are the ones my mom used to make.

There are a bunch of different versions of these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies online. Some use brown sugar, some use white, some use twice as much sugar, they're baked at a number of different times and temperatures - but don't worry, I made boatloads of cookies and discovered the best version for you.

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Took one for the team. Assuming of course that you have the same taste in peanut butter cookies as I do!

After making way too many peanut butter cookies in one day (good thing they're so easy to make!), the original Kraft version is the one we liked the best.

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Although we did find that if we baked them for the 20 minutes that recipe specifies we ended up with crispy cookies. Since we prefer our peanut butter cookies soft and chewy, I only bake them for 12-14 minutes.

And that, my friends, results in amazing, easy as can be, peanut butter cookies.

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One bowl, one spoon, 3 ingredients and about 20 minutes. That's all you need and you can be biting into a soft, chewy, peanut buttery cookie!

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg


Preheat the oven to 325°F.

In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, sugar and the egg until well combined.

Form the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls (or use a cookie scoop) and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Press them down with a fork to make a crosshatch pattern.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until they are just set and no longer shiny, and the edges are just barely starting to brown. Don’t over bake them or they won’t be soft and chewy.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack - they will be too soft to move right away. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Source: Slightly adapted from Kraft Canada.
Slightly adapted from Kraft Canada.
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Gluten Free
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Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Slightly adapted from Kraft Canada.
Recipe Yields: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 89
Calories 165

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Stacey Mebs

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Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!

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