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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes about a dozen cookies, depending on size

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (You can also use crunchy peanut butter)
  • 1 cup sugar, plus about 1/4 cup sugar additional set aside in a bowl
  • 1 large egg

1. Mix the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 egg in a bowl until combined well. Using a spoon or scoop, portion into about 1" rounds. Roll lightly in the sugar you set aside. Place on a cookie sheet and use a fork to press a cross design into the dough.

2. Bake in a 350-f oven for about 10 minutes, checking a few minutes early for browning. Let cool a few minutes then transfer to a plate.

Recipe from a friend. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


  1. I make these at least once a week for my Hubby. The only thing I do different is use Splenda in place of the sugar.

  2. We totally made these when I was a kid and called them railroad tracks cookies because of the way they look on top. I know my little ones would love these, so this is a great reminder that we should make some!

  3. I had to read this simply because it was 3 ingredients! I'm impressed. I want to try this recipe... Thanks for sharing. Lynaea @

  4. Wow, only 3 ingredients kinda blows my mind. Thanks for sharing what looks like a recipe my 12 year old daughter will love making.

  5. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. So simple yet looks yummy. Just what I'm looking for!:)

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

  7. Woah. Three ingredients?? Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  8. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  9. Hi Ali,
    These Peanut Butter Cookies are awesome, easy and delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Oh my heck... these are giving me such a cookie sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing them at The Weekend re-Treat!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

  11. I love this recipe! I have been contemplating making flourless peanut butter cookies sometime soon. I am trying to cut down on the wheat that I consume. Thanks for sharing at last week's Marvelous Mondays party! I will be featuring this at tonight's party.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  12. OMG! I LOVE baking and I'm so trying these this week! My mom use to make these for me as a kid and I totally forgot about them. It sounds so simple and of course these are ingredients that are on hand at all times! Loves it!

    Found you through Julia's link-up!

  13. 3 ingredients! Love it and love peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie. Thank you for sharing this.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  14. Seriously, I read that twice, three ingredients! I am for sure making these. I love peanut butter cookies! I would love for you to link up to my party Tuesday at
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. Oh by the way I'm a new follower and pinned them, Wow, three ingredients :-)
      Wanda Ann

  15. Wow I love that these only have 3 ingredients!!!! They sound delish!!!!

  16. I love these cookies. A former boyfriend's mother used to make these. Dumped him, kept the recipe. Good deal!

    Awesome picture! Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo--it's nice to have you.

  17. I am absolutely giddy over this recipe! 3ingredients! Yeah! I can whip these up any time and be a total hero! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  18. Simple + delicious! Yes, please! Thank you for this terrific recipe! Pinning! ;)
    Have a great weekend

  19. Omg! These are great! Who knew you could make delicious pb cookies w/out flour?! I now have to try & not eat the whole plate!


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