No-brainer Recipes: Peanut Butter Cookies Using 3 Ingredients – Eggs, Sugar & PB

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar

This is the ultimate “no-brainer” recipe.  I mean, really, it’s too easy…

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
Pre-heat oven to 375.

Mix together until it looks like cookie dough.  Yes, it does hold together like regular dough! (people ask me this all the time)

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar

Now, roll into balls as you normally would with peanut butter cookies.  Make them whatever size you’d like, but in the photo I was able to make a total of 15, which used up all the dough.

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar

Press down each ball with a fork using a criss-cross method.(as you normally would with pb cookies)

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar

Bake approximately 10-12 minutes.  DO NOT OVERCOOK!  They burn easily, so don’t let them get too brown.  I sprinkled mine with sugar when they came out!

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar

They are surprisingly delicious!  Goes great with milk!

easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe eggs sugar


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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

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28 Responses to “No-brainer Recipes: Peanut Butter Cookies Using 3 Ingredients – Eggs, Sugar & PB”

  1. #
    Jen — October 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    thank you for posting this! I made these before for christmas and couldn’t find the recipe again. I think I’ll have the kids make them tomorrow! =)


  2. #
    Debbie — October 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Can’t get any simpler than this! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 3-ingredient cookie recipe.


  3. #
    Sandi — October 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    They look great! Maybe I’ll bake some today :)


  4. #
    Miranda — October 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve never seen a recipe with so few ingredients. These look great. They’ll be perfect when I need to bake and I’m out of everything.


  5. #
    April — October 8, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    oh, i’m SO giving this a try! my kind of recipe!!!


  6. #
    Designs by Sheila — October 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I love to bake and it couldn’t get much easier than this!


  7. #
    Allison Says — October 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I love this recipe. I’ve made it twice now, and it really is that easy. They are delicious! And you are right: they go PERFECTLY with milk!

    One time I used the recipe but left them as balls, and then when they came out pressed hershey kisses into the top. YUM!


  8. #
    Amy - Mom Spark — October 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I’m glad everyone is as excited about this recipe as I am! It is a great recipe for days, like Miranda said, when you’re out of everything else. You will find yourself making these all the time!!!

    Tell me how yours turn out, send me pics!


  9. #
    Lea — October 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    These are the best, I make them all the time. Sometimes I use brown sugar in place of white or mix the two for something different. In the Gluten Free world these are huge.


  10. #
    Lea — October 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Oh, another thing add some chocolate chips to them for a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.


  11. #
    Wendy — October 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    WOW! Those are simple:) I love finding recipes that Lani can have! Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m going to make them with Wesley when he gets home from school.


  12. #
    Amy - Mom Spark — October 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    You know, I didn’t even think about these being allergy friendly!

    I’m so glad they are!


  13. #
    Bridget — October 8, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I love this recipe…simple are my kind of recipies!


  14. #
    Andrea — October 8, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Those look soooooooooo yummy!!!!!!1


  15. #
    Jamie — October 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I love peanut butter cookies – my Ma always only forked them once and I know that isn’t the norm, but you know how the silly mind works and to me they just don’t taste as good criss crossed….. soooo strange…..


  16. #
    Renée — October 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    wow – now that’s what I call a quick ‘n easy recipe! My kids will love to make this one…


  17. #
    1stopmom — January 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Oh my goodness this does look easy. I am going to get some peanut butter tomrrow so I can make some. Thanks for this :)


  18. #
    Ashlie- Mommycosm — January 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Those look yummy! The kids are home on a snow day. These would be a perfect treat this afternoon :)

    (I love that they don’t have flour in them.)


  19. #
    Amy {Mom Spark} — January 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I love that they don’t have flour too. It’s sooo easy.


  20. #
    Wendy — January 8, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I just made these for Lani since she can’t have dairy. I added the chocolate chips (dairy free) and she just picked out all the chips, lol! The hubby said they were better then his Mom’s:) Oh, and I LOVE the idea of squishing the hershey kisses into them.


  21. #
    Jenny — September 17, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I miss peanut butter cookies. I haven’t had them in years. Thanks for the recipe, think I’m gonna make some.


  22. #
    Amy — September 17, 2009 at 9:47 am

    No Brainer and Peanut Butter got me in the tent. But mostly no brainer.


  23. #
    Kim — September 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

    No brainer for sure.. these sound delish!


  24. #
    Amy Bellgardt — September 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

    They are so easy! Just make sure you don’t overcook them, or they will burn.


  25. #
    Desiree Fawn — September 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my — these look so fabulous I almost don’t believe it’s possible ^_^ Must try it out!!


  26. #
    Donna — September 18, 2009 at 10:05 am

    WOW…ridiculously easy…my hubby loves PB cookies (me too)!
    I like how it only makes a small batch too, then you can have a few and won’t eat them for days!

    I use the Jiff all natural OB it isn’t real oily like other natural peanut butters, I will let you know how it works!

    Thanks Amy!


  27. #
    Donna — September 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Well I would definitely try it again with regular PB, the natural makes the cookies really peanutty but not real sweet.


  28. #
    Janet @ — September 23, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Hmmm..Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love baking and this one is so easy. Thanks.


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