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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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

 Watch how easy these cookies are to make here:

 


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 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!

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.  

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

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!

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.  Took one for the team.  

Assuming of course that you have the same taste in peanut butter cookies as I do!

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!

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.  

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

How to make 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies:

  • I haven’t tried these cookies with natural peanut butter, but a lovely reader did and let me know that they don’t work well with it – so stick to the regular kind for these cookies!  I have made them with crunchy peanut butter and it was good although we prefer the creamy peanut butter in these cookies
  • you can use brown sugar instead of white sugar – it will result in a very soft cookie that spreads a bit more
  • I love these cooking sheets to line my pans, although these cookies are fine directly on the baking pan too
  • if you have a cookie scoop, it is the best way to get uniform cookies
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I’ve also shared this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe over on Food Fanatic.

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    1. Stacey says:

      Sorry, I’m not familiar with monk fruit sugar so I can’t say, but hopefully someone else can help you out! I have had people tell me they’ve made these with splenda and they’ve worked, but I haven’t tried it myself.

  1. Breeze says:

    Hello, I also used natural pb. ( not good ) they spreader out a lot 🙁
    What is the other pb ur talking about plz….Thanks

    1. Stacey says:

      The peanut butter I use in this recipe is regular smooth peanut butter – I generally buy Kraft, but any of the usual brands should work just fine (Skippy, Jif, etc).

    2. Laurel says:

      I always use natural peanut butter in these cookies. I start the pb cold- right out of the fridge, and use 3/4 to 1 cup of white sugar, until it’s a stiff consistency. I find that so long as it’s cold, they don’t spread any more than traditional pb cookies

  2. Carol Martin says:

    I tried it with natural peanut butter as it is all I ever purchase and it didn’t turn out. I tried with the other peanut butter and have always been happy with the results. I have made these for over twenty years and add just a pinch of salt as that was my original recipe directions.

    1. stacey says:

      Aw, too bad! Thanks for letting me know though – I’ll add that into the notes so other people know they don’t work well with the natural kind!

        1. Stacey says:

          I haven’t tried them with natural peanut butter but I’m guessing the thinner texture and higher percentage of oil in natural PB makes the cookies spread out a lot more. There is also added salt and sugar in regular PB so that would affect the taste of the cookies if you omit it. I’ll probably try them with natural PB at some point to see if I can make them work with a few tweaks to the recipe, but haven’t yet done so!

          1. Hannah says:

            I use natural peanut butter and mine come out well.
            I added an extra egg and a little vanilla extract. I also waited to press them with the fork until they were 3/4 of the way baked.
            I hope this helps.

  3. flgirl says:

    I was pleasantly surprised. Very tasty! I used chunky peanut butter and 1/4 cup of white & 1/4 cup dark brown sugar. 14 min was perfect. Thanks for sharing an easy yummy recipe.

    1. stacey says:

      I was surprised with this recipe too! Didn’t expect such simple cookies to be so tasty! Glad you liked them!

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