I didn’t believe it when my Mom told me she wanted to make cookies with my boys that had only three ingredients.
Well…at least I didn’t believe that they would taste good.
But then she and the boys mixed together these three little numbers:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Bake at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. They are best when they are soft!
And if you aren’t opposed to a fourth ingredient, these make great peanut butter chocolate chip cookies too!
As a bonus, these are also gluten-free. (Most peanut butter is, but you may want to double check. I used Planters.)
They are a bit crumbly, of course, but I know a certain 4 and 7 year old who had no complaints (and a certain 30-mumble-mumble year old agreed!).
Note: My mom isn’t sure where she originally learned this recipe, so I’m not sure who to credit other than her!
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I love this! I tried the recipe, and added an extra egg yolk to keep them together. I ended up baking them for about 10-12 minutes; overall GREAT recipe. My family is all gluten free for health issues, and it’s so hard to find good GF recipes for cookies! They were gone within the day!
So glad to hear you enjoyed this, Verity! Thanks for the tips. 🙂
If u want ur cookies softer and less crumbly and an extra egg yolk to the mix 😉
Nancy Hadley says
I got this recipe 40+ years ago from an elderly woman in my church. Mary Smith. I just made them again and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Used crunchy natural peanut butter. They had a little different texture and consequently less sugar. Very. Yummy!!!
I may have to try these with Stevia and Almond butter today. Candida diet…..
Thanks found this on pinterest the other month and had the whole house addicted! Every time I make them I add a little less sugar. 3/4 a cup is plenty and makes them slightly more on the healthy side. They are so easy to make and something about homemade cookies just taste like heaven!
That’s fantastic, Blake! You’ve found a way to take a three ingredient cookie and add even less to the ingredients. Impressive. 🙂
after I found this recipe, I made some and found that the same recipe was on the back of the Kraft P.B container 😛 Thank you for posting this because CLEARLY I wouldnt have found the recipe by reading the P.B container hahahaha
Haha! That’s funny, Brandi. Glad I could help you find the recipe. 🙂
Stephanie L. says
I got this recipe from Parents Magazine 🙂