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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are the best peanut butter cookies! The cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. They are naturally flourless and gluten free!

If you are looking for the best peanut butter cookies, these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a crowd favorite! The cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. #peanut #butter #cookies #holiday #cookieswap #peanutbutter #recipe #easy #dessert #baking #flourless

Baking cookies is one of my favorite things about the holiday season! These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are inspired by my childhood. After all, I won my girl scout cookie baking contest three years in a row with easy peanut butter cookies. Unfortunately, I don’t have the exact same recipe since it was my grandmothers “secret” recipe, but these cookies are as close as I can get! Only three ingredients combine to create cookies that are naturally flourless and gluten free. Bake a batch for a cookie swap or share with friends and family. Don’t miss our entire selection of cookie recipes that your family will love!

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If you are looking for the best peanut butter cookies, these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a crowd favorite! The cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. #peanut #butter #cookies #holiday #cookieswap #peanutbutter #recipe #easy #dessert #glutenfree #flourless

How to make 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

These cookies are made with three ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen – peanut butter, granulated sugar and eggs. Combine the peanut butter, granulated sugar and egg in a large mixing bowl. Stir the ingredients until smooth. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls with your hands and place on a lined baking sheet. Flatten the cookies a bit with the bottom of a glass, then press a criss-cross pattern into each with a fork. Bake them in the oven at 350° F for 12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for two minutes. Then, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make crispy peanut butter cookies

The recipe for these peanut butter cookies yields a crispy cookie that tastes amazing. Simply follow the instructions above to create a perfectly crispy cookie.

To make soft peanut butter cookies

To make these peanut butter cookies soft, reduce the cook time slightly. We reduce the cook time to 9 to 12 minutes. You can also make them thicker and softer by not pressing down so much with the glass prior to baking.

To make chewier peanut butter cookies

To make chewier peanut butter cookies, press down on a the glass more to make them thiner. A thiner cookie will create a chewier cookie. We love making these cookies any way since they still taste amazing.

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Tips for cookie exchange

Are you hosting a cookie exchange? or are you attending a cookie exchange? Below are a few tips for attending or hosting a cookie exchange.

How does a cookie swap work?

It’s easy! Invite a few friends to each make a batch of cookies to share. at the party, sample treats, then exchange cookies and package them in fun assortments. Don’t forget to bring the recipe to share. Everyone will exchange cookies and leave with a delicious assortment to share with friends and family.

How many cookies do you need for a cookie exchange?

For a small party (1 to 6 guests), each guest will need to bring one dozen cookies to share at the party and one dozen cookies to exchange. At least two cookies per guests is recommended. Some parties like to exchange on dozen cookies per person, so check with your host for the rules.

Suggested cookie recipes for a cookie exchange

Don’t stress about what type of cookies to make. Even simple cookies like these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are perfect to share. We really love stuffed peanut butter chocolate cookies, brown butter snickerdoodles, royal iced sugar cookies, and chocolate crinkle cookies for cookie swaps.

 

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What are you waiting for? Make a batch of these cookies to share with your friends, neighbors, coworkers and more. Once you make them once, you will want to make them again and again!

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3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Yield: 20 cookies, depending on size
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
 
 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. 
If you are looking for the best peanut butter cookies, these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a crowd favorite! The cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. #peanut #butter #cookies #holiday #cookieswap #peanutbutter #recipe #easy #dessert
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir the ingredients together until smooth. Roll into 1-inch balls with your hands and place on a paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten the cookies a bit with the bottom of a glass, then press a criss-cross pattern into each with the back of a fork.

  2. Bake 12 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Notes

*Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
**For the peanut butter, I use creamy Jiff peanut butter or Jiff natural. You do not want to use peanut butter with nuts. 

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1cookie) — Calories: 138, Fat: 7.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 12.4mg, Sodium: 39.4mg, Potassium: 4.6mg, Carbohydrates: 16.8g, Fiber: 0.9g, Sugar: 14.6g, Protein: 3.5g

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies
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If you are looking for the best peanut butter cookies, these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a crowd favorite! The cookies are made with only three ingredients and are the perfect treat for holiday cookie swaps and parties. #peanut #butter #cookies #holiday #cookieswap #peanutbutter #recipe #easy #dessert

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