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These Peanut Butter Cookies are made with just 3 ingredients. The recipe is SO easy and makes chewy, delicious biscuits that you’ll love. (Also gluten free and dairy free!)

Peanut butter cookies made with just three ingredients

A homemade biscuit with only 3 ingredients?! Sign me up buttercup!

After the success of my 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies (the chocolate DREAM), I set about searching for other, similar, super easy bakes.

I found some versions of these Peanut Butter Cookies on Pinterest. I tweaked and tested and ended up with these little beauts. (Side note: I made, ready for this? 250 of these cookies in one week testing them! It’s a hard job 🤣)

✅ So quick and easy.

Store cupboard ingredients, nothing fancy required.

✅ They also happen to be gluten free and dairy free.

easy to make peanut butter biscuits

How to make the Peanut Butter Cookies recipe:

Mix your 3 ingredients together with a wooden spoon (or mixer).

Using clean hands, shape into 10 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

TOP TIP: If you handle the dough too much it will become very oily. Try to make the balls as quickly as possible.

Press the top of each ball with the back of a fork to give them a cookie shape.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180C until just turning golden.

Allow them to cool on the tray before moving too much and enjoy!

uncooked biscuit balls on a baking tray ready to be baked.

What you need to make the Peanut Butter Cookies recipe:

Peanut Butter – I have tried this recipe with different brands and also, crunchy and smooth peanut butter. Honestly? You can tell the difference with all of them, some are more oily etc but I’m pretty confident that most the various brands I tried in smooth all work.

Using crunchy peanut butter just changed the texture of the cookies too much for me, they were a little too crisp. However, if that’s all you have available, try it and let me know how it goes!

If you do want some texture, try adding some chopped peanuts to the mix.

Sugar – Regular caster sugar is fine.

Eggs – Medium or large, free range please!

Baking Parchment – I use baking parchment or baking paper for almost all of my bakes and cakes. It means no sticking, ever. I buy it in bulk from Amazon so I never run out and it’s also heaps cheaper that way.

Not to be confused with greaseproof paper, which needs to be oiled first.

Easy peanut butter cookies made with only three ingredients, nut butter, sugar and eggs.

How long can I keep the cookies for?

These cookies store really well in an airtight tin for about a week.

If they are a little hard when you go to eat one, you can zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it soft and warm and delicious!

Freshly cooked nut biscuits on a baking tray

Tips for making the 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Don’t handle the mixture too much. It will become very oily.
  • Be sure to line the baking tray with baking paper so that the biscuits don’t stick.
  • Bake until just turning golden, any more and they will go too crunchy when cold.
  • Try drizzling with some melted chocolate after cooking them!

Peanut Butter cookies with just 3 ingredients

Fancy some other easy baking recipes?

Oatmeal Cookies – These are so chewy and delicious!

Salted Caramel Brownies – So decadent, they make a super dessert too.

Easy One Bowl Banana Cake – Really simple to make, children love to help.

Nutella Muffins – SO GOOD and really quick to cook.

Peanut Butter Bars – Crunchy chocolate-topped treats

stack of cookies piled high with peanuts

Hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this.

Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below!

Also, if you fancy showing me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations and try and share as many of them as I can.

4.76 from 25 votes

Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are made with just 3 ingredients. The recipe is SO easy and makes chewy, delicious biscuits that you'll love. (Also gluten free and dairy free!)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Cookies

Ingredients 

  • 250 g Smooth peanut Butter
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Roll into balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Press the top of each ball with a fork.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until just starting to turn golden.
  • Wait until cooled on the baking tray and enjoy!

Notes

Rolling the balls - try not to handle the dough too much or it can become very oily.
Baking - don't over bake, bring them out of the oven when they are just cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Kids Cooking, Snack
Cuisine: American, Family Food
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I added choc chips to these and they flew off the plate at the picnic I brought them to. Top notch.

  2. 5 stars
    I actually like this recipe with crunchy.peanut butter but have tried smooth as well. Both nice…very peanut buttery which is good if you like things like resesses cups!

  3. 5 stars
    I made them using almond butter….very moreish..almond butter made by whizzing shelled almonds in mixer until buttery.

  4. These peanut butter cookies were absolutely delicious and my 5 and 6 year olds could easily help me. Simple and tasty! Thanks so much 👍🏼💖😍