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How To Make Homemade 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

You only need 3 staple pantry ingredients to make these homemade peanut butter cookies.

3 Ingredient peanut butter cookies

The 3 ingredient sugar cookies I made for the holidays were so popular, I decided to try a peanut butter version. Boy am I glad I did, because they are the bomb!

My family is all about peanut butter desserts. These Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cookies are a favorite. But, the most requested dessert whenever we have a get together is a chocolate peanut butter trifle. It’s seriously decadent.

You can’t go wrong with these peanut butter cookies. All you need is peanut butter, sugar and an egg. With kids being out of school, and always looking for a snack, these are quick, easy and frugal to make.

I remember the long summer days trying to keep the kids out of the kitchen. You can make up a few dozen of these, keep them in a cookie tin, and TRY to limit the intake. Though, you may be tempted to enjoy a few yourself!

easy pb cookies

 

 

Ingredients Needed For Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix together peanut butter, sugar, and egg.
  • Scoop out a spoonful of dough and roll it into a ball.
  • Place the cookie balls onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookie balls by pressing a fork down on top to make a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown.
  • Remove from baking sheet and cool.

See how easy that was? You could even add a Hershey’s Kiss to the top once they come out of the oven to make an easy version of peanut butter blossoms. 

This recipe is being shared as part of #BBQWeek. While not typically a BBQ food, it’s a great dessert to pack up for a summer barbecue or backyard cookout. 

During this strange time of staying at home, I’m all about using items I already have stocked in my pantry. You can check out the tortellini caprese salad and the steak and potatoes foil packets I also shared for #BBQWeek. 

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3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

peanut butter cookies
Yield: 2 Dozen

How To Make Homemade 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, sugar, and egg.
  3. Scoop out a spoonful of dough and roll it into a ball.
  4. Place the cookie balls onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  5. Flatten the cookie balls by pressing a fork down on top of them.
  6. Press it down again at a 90º angle to make a criss-cross pattern.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown.
  8. Remove from baking sheet and cool.

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