Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - The Southern Lady Cooks

These three ingredient peanut butter cookies are so easy to make.  Peanut butter cookies have always been a favorite of my family.  If you are a peanut butter lover, you will love three ingredient peanut butter cookies. Make these cookies to go with coffee, for tailgating, fall gatherings such as hayrides, Halloween and Christmas.  They make wonderful gifts for any occasion. Children and grandchildren will love helping you make these easy cookies and will learn to make them.  They keep well in an airtight container in a cool place.  My family absolutely loves these cookies and I make them all the time. I have doubled and tripled this recipe with no problems. These cookies are also gluten free for those who are not allowed to have gluten and they are delicious.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients needed:

Crunchy peanut butter (I use the extra crunchy because I like the nuts but you can use the smooth, too.



Recipe feedback: “I made these cookies last night and they were delicious and perfect. My husband and kids loved them. Thank you!” – Kenya

“Made these yesterday…husband loved them. I cooked them for 6 minutes in my New Wave oven…let them cool a few more minutes. They firmed up as does sugar as it cools. Very nice! Thanks! They’re easy to make, too.” – Conita

“One problem with those wonderful cookies, they did not last long enough. Thank you from the grandkids.” – Marga

“This recipe sounds crazy, but don’t let that stop you – they’re delicious with either plain or crunchy peanut butter. It’s a good basic cookie, you can add anything you like.” – Ruth

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - The Southern Lady Cooks
Peanut Butter Cookies

Tip:  Always preheat your oven when baking cookies and leave 2 inches between each cookie on the sheet.  Cookies should be stored in air-tight containers to keep them from drying out.

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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

You won't find an easier recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. Plus, they are great!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter I use the extra crunchy because I like the nuts but you can use the smooth, too.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Mix all ingredients, roll into balls about the size of a walnut and flatten. Can sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


I have made these cookies using Splenda and they are just as good.
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