3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies (gluten free)

Frankly, I would like a food chemist to tell me why these cookies turn out.  Egg, peanut butter and sugar.  That’s it.  No flour, no soda, no vanilla, no butter…it’s not what I have been making for 20 years, but I wanted simple.  You can’t get much simpler.  The verdict from the peanut gallery (pun intended) : great cookies, good texture, maybe too sweet.  Without that food chemist, I can’t tell you if you can reduce the sugar.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Mix.
  2. Roll into balls.
  3. Bake 350 degrees for 11 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Cool on wire rack.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (flour free)

I doubled the recipe and got about 36 cookies.  I am not sure how many I should have had because my helpers were sneaking raw cookie dough every time my back was turned.  At one point, I called over my shoulder, “Get your hands out of that bowl!” and the Musician yelped and said, “How did you know?”

Note: another time I made just a single batch and used my big scoop.  I got 9 cookies.  This isn’t a bit batch recipe.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies (gluten free)

24 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. >I make these too! They were a staple while my 3 year old was allergic to dairy, soy, and gluten! They are so yummy!!!! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  2. >Oh my goodness, this sounds dangerously simple! I love peanut butter cookies, so OF COURSE I'll be trying them…maybe tonight:) Thanks for the recipe, I think;)

  3. >I made these once. I found they tasted better a day or two after they were baked. Hard to believe they don't need flour, or soda. I liked the texture.

  4. >These were the first cookies I ever made by myself! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :-D

  5. >It really is amazing how delicious these are considering how simple. I think it's the peanut butter. It's magical.

  6. >Wow! I had no idea you didn't need flour! They looks wonderful.

    About the infused honey–You could definitely use citrus rind!

  7. >These are delicious! I first saw them on the Premeditated Leftovers blog, then I made them (using cookie stamps) and blogged it, and now I'm seeing the recipe everywhere. How can it be that I never heard of the recipe before now, and now everyone is talking about it? :)

  8. >No way how freaking easy are those. Perfect saving this for my I have nothing in the house baking days!!

    Thanks :).

  9. >Hmmmm, other than the fact that they have peanut butter, sugar and eggs, they're perfect for me. :( They do look wonderful and sound delicious; just really, really not low fat. :)

  10. >I made these yesterday and posted about them(linked to you blog:))today. They were so good! They didn't even last though the day!

  11. Hi! I reduced replaced the sugar with honey and reduced to a 1/2 cup, plus I added a1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. So good!

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