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 flavor. Plus, they're flourless and take just 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 three ingredients. Right?

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

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

And I kid you not - these easy peanut butter cookies will rival any old-fashioned peanut butter cookies you come across.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Considering these are basically the famed Kraft peanut butter cookie 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. I think the original Kraft version makes perfect, classic peanut butter cookies.

Some use brown sugar, some use white, some use twice as much sugar, they're baked at a number of different times and temperatures.

Not to worry! I made boatloads of cookies and discovered the best version for you.

I gladly took one for the team here. 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 recipe 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 to 14 minutes.

And that, my friends, results in amazing, easy as can be, 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies.

One bowl, one spoon, three 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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How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Wondering how to make these flourless peanut butter cookies? It's the easiest thing ever!

To make these super tasty peanut butter cookies loaded with creamy peanut butter flavor you will need:

  • Creamy peanut butter - Be sure to grab smooth peanut butter for making these cookies - you do not want to use natural peanut butter for this traditional peanut butter cookie.
  • Granulated sugar - Basic white sugar
  • Eggs - I always suggest using large eggs when baking
  • Large mixing bowl - Everything gets tossed into one large or medium bowl and then combined
  • Large spoon or rubber spatula - Mix everything up using a large spoon or a spatula - you don't even need an electric mixer or stand mixer for this great recipe!

The ingredients, exactly what you'd find on the side of a Kraft peanut butter jar, get added to the bowl and mixed until well combined.

Then you'll roll the dough into balls, drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto a prepared baking sheet and bake the most perfect cookies!

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Variations

Want to tweak this simple recipe to make it your perfect cookie? Consider the following variations!

  • Add chocolate chips for a perfectly chocolate peanut butter cookie you'll love
  • Using chunky peanut butter for a little added crunch
  • Sprinkle the top with flaked sea salt
  • Add an additional egg for a less dense, chewier cookie
  • Try making them with brown sugar for a touch of molasses flavor

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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


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine ingredients, stirring together the peanut butter, sugar and the egg until well combined.
  3. Form the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls (or use a cookie scoop) and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Press them down with a fork to make a classic crosshatch pattern.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Cooking Method:
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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