Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


Since living abroad this year, I’d never gotten around to using the oven in my apartment until just this month. Considering that I’m an avid baker back home, it’s crazy to believe that it’s taken me so long (more precisely, six months) to turn on the oven and test out new creations.

In any case, I recently tried my hand at making three-ingredient peanut butter cookies, which was surprisingly a success. I had all the necessary ingredients in my cupboard, and it was just a matter of mixing them all together and putting the batter in the oven to do its thing. What’s even more mind-boggling is that it’s gluten-free!

Originally, I’d baked them just as a test to see if it would actually work, and then I made a second batch to take to a Saint Patrick’s Day food party. The cookies turned out a success, and I’m happy to share the recipe with you. Without further ado, here’s how to make three-ingredient peanut butter cookies!


Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (makes about 7-10 cookies)


  • 5 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 180°C (about 350°F).

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all three ingredients until smooth.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Roll out a tablespoon of dough with the palms of your hands and place them onto the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are about one to two inches apart from each other.

Using a fork, making hatch marks across each ball of dough, slightly flattening them in the process.

Bake in oven for 7-8 minutes. The goal is not to over bake them!

Let the cookies cool for about 5-10 minutes on the baking tray before transferring them to a wire rack.


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2 thoughts on “Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

    1. rebbit7

      I do miss American food sometimes, but you can find peanut butter in France, too…just that the selection isn’t as varied and more expensive!

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