The Best, Easiest, and Most Delicious 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Janice Tovey
1 min readJan 4, 2022

So simple; peanut butter, sugar and eggs

A picture of home baked peanut butter cookies.
Photo by Dilyara Garifullina on Unsplash

Who doesn’t love a freshly baked peanut butter cookie?

What’s not to love?

And the fact that this recipe has only 3 ingredients just adds to the appeal.

Let’s take a look:

The ingredients for 25 cookies:

1 cup of peanut butter or 240 g. (smooth)

1/2 cup sugar or 100 g.

1 medium size egg

So simple!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, medium egg and sugar.
  3. Scoop a spoonful of the dough and roll into a ball. Position the cookie balls on a baking sheet. (non-stick or lightly greased).
  4. If you wish you can flatten the cookie balls by pressing them down with a fork one way and then in a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the cookie if you like.
  6. Bake for about 8–10 minutes. The bottom of the cookies should be golden brown.
  7. Remove from baking sheet, cool and enjoy!

For a little variety I like to add chocolate chips or chopped peanuts.

So delicious.



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.