Looking for an easy dessert with few ingredients? These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and gluten-free! They’re a perfect quick and easy dessert when you’re short on time or you don’t have a lot of ingredients in your pantry! These literally only take a few minutes to whip up!


How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Mix together 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg. Combine until smooth.

peanut butter cookie ingredients

peanut butter cookies

  • Drop rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet and press down with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes until lightly browned.

Peanut Butter Cookie Variations

  • Add a splash of vanilla to amplify the sweet flavor.
  • If you’re using unsalted peanut butter, be sure to add a pinch of salt.
  • Try adding 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, for easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on a plate

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free


These cookies are super easy to make and they’re gluten free!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Beat the egg and the sugar together until combined.
  3. Mix in the peanut butter and stir until well combined.
  4. Roll into balls and press down with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.

Keywords: 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

No really, that’s it. Mix it up, and roll it into balls. Bake and you’re done.

I whipped up a batch of these for a dinner party after a fancy brownie recipe failed. (The brownies came out of the oven completely underbaked in the middle! Whoops!) Luckily these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies saved the day! And best of all, they were a hit at the party!

Looking for a healthy cookie recipe? These healthy peanut butter cookies are refined sugar-free and there is no flour needed.

healthy peanut butter cookies

What’s your go-to dessert in a pinch? Feel free to link a recipe! I’m always looking for simple dessert recipes 🙂