3-Ingredient peanut butter cookies

You Only Need 3 Ingredients To Make These Crunchy, Dairy-free Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are the perfect 3-ingredient dessert that anyone can make. Made with just peanut butter, eggs, and sugar, they are gluten-free and dairy-free.

No matter what level of baker you are, you will be able to make these yummy 3-ingredient cookies easily.

Each bite is packed with peanut butter-y goodness. The texture is crispy on the outside, but nice and chewy inside.

You won’t believe these addictive peanut butter cookies have only 3 ingredients! In less than 30 minutes, you can make these simple cookies that everyone is sure to love.

Feel free to change the recipe up to fit your tastes. If you find it too sweet, cut down the amount of sugar. Or, increase it to make them even sweeter. Onto the recipe!

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

These gluten-free, dairy-free cookies are so easy to make. 

Start off by preheating your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add all the ingredients and mix them in a bowl until well combined. The end result should be a soft, cohesive dough. 

Use an ice cream scoop or tablespoon to scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Use a glass cup to flatten the peanut butter cookie dough, but make sure not to flatten them out too thin.

With the back of a fork, press into the flattened dough to make a nice crisscross pattern. This step is optional but adds a nice look to the peanut butter cookies. 

Put the cookies into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are starting to brown. It may take less than 10 minutes to bake depending on your oven, so check your cookies at the 8-minute mark.

The peanut butter cookies will harden while cooling outside of the oven. Use the cookies’ edges as a sign of doneness.

Take them out of the oven and let them cool completely. Once they’re at room temperature, eat as many as you like!  

Yield: 8

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3-Ingredient peanut butter cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies made with only 3 ingredients and in under 30 minutes! They’re delicious, chewy, and crispy. 

Prep Time
8 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
18 minutes


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated or brown works)
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease or line 2 baking sheets. 
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until homogenous. You should get a smooth and cohesive dough. 
  3. Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Use the bottom of a cup to flatten the dough, and use the back of a fork to make a nice crisscross pattern. 
  4. Put the cookies into the oven to bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then let them cool completely on a cooling rack. 
  5. Enjoy with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk! 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 271Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g


Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert! Try these simple 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies and cure your sweet tooth.

Do you love peanut butter recipes? Try this Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe!  

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