Deceptively Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies.  They’re one of those classic, timeless desserts that no one can seem to say no to, no matter how young or old you are (with the exception of those few unfortunate souls with peanut allergies).  I’ve made these cookies dozens of times, and am always met with rave reviews….the secret is, they contain only 3 ingredients, all of which are probably in your cupboard right now!  With just one bowl, one spoon, one measuring cup, and 10 minutes of baking time, these little miracle cookies are perfectly soft, chewy, and peanut butter-y.  What more could you ask for?

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a large bowl until smooth.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a lightly greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.  Flatten slightly with the tines of a fork if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden-brown.*  Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Yield:about 2 dozen cookies

*Note: Be careful not to over-bake these cookies, or they’ll end up dry and crumbly instead of soft and chewy.


6 thoughts on “Deceptively Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. I looovvvveeeeee nyour peanutbutter cookie recipe!!!!! thank you sooo much my children love it! ill suggest your blog to my girlfriends!

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