3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

If you like peanut butter cookies then you are in luck! I’ve been making this recipe since I was really young and it’s the first thing I ever learned to make on my own. The recipe is so easy that I’ve never even had to write it down (which is good since people are always asking for it). It’s a little bit tricky, but SO worth it!

NOTE: The picture below, taken with my phone, is of one of our Super Bowl treats. To make this, make peanut butter cookies and brownies. Lay one PB cookie flat, speard your favorite jelly, add brownie crumbles then top with another cookie that has jelly. So sweet, but SO delicious!

What You Need:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg

What You Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl until combined
Roll the dough into balls roughly 1” diameter (or larger if you like big cookies) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet
Use the tines of a fork and lightly press them into the dough to make the signature peanut butter cookie criss cross
Bake for around 15 minutes. This is the tricky part. The cookies will not look done, so you need to have, what I call, a “Sacrifice Cookie.” They’ll be soft, so using a spatula, lightly lift one side of a cookie. It will probably break, but you’ll be able to see if it’s brown underneath. Once the underside is brown, your cookies are done! Let them sit, cool and harden for a few minutes before eating.
That’s it!

Messiness – As far as cookies go, this is a pretty unmessy recipe. Rolling the cookies is the messiest part, but the dough isn’t sticky so it’s not bad.

Simplicity – Only three ingredients. Can’t beat that! Also, they mix together really easily so that you don’t need a lot of effort or any special machinery. Nailing the timing can be tough, but if you’re attentive, you’ve got this! I used this recipe for over a decade to trick people into thinking I could cook, and I’m still doing it!

Budget – I’ve learned baking is not a cheap thing, but with three things you probably already have in your kitchen, it’s very economical, and perfect for last minute guests.

Delicious Factor – They’re amazing! Remember how I said that I made them for the Super Sandwiches? Well, there were not many sandwiches made because the cookies all go gobbled up first. They’re the perfect fix when you’re craving cookies.


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