Mix, roll, and bake – fuss-free and so delicious 3-ingredient and gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies. Customize by adding chocolate chips or flavor it with vanilla extract for extra deliciousness! Done in 10 minutes!
I love cookies! I cannot stop eating them once I start munching on them and for this reason, I avoid making or even buying them. The only time we have cookies in the house is when a kind soul donates to us.
But today I found what I thought was the easiest cookie recipe ever! So, I instantly forgot my resolve to not bake cookies ever – decided it was about time I post a cookie recipe on this blog.
I discovered this very easy (but I knew would certainly be a yummy recipe!) from the Facebook page of southernladycooks.com. She graciously shared this recipe on her site and I was so happy to try it because I have all the ingredients handy.
My peanut butter in the pantry has been begging to be eaten and seems always to be untouched despite my son’s constant request to add it to his oatmeal. So I thought, finally we can finish this peanut butter and for a very good cause – Peanut Butter Cookies!
And as you can see from the photo below and above that it was a success! For a twist, I replace half the sugar with Chocolate Chips so we have both yummy peanut butter and chocolate too! Super! 🙂
My husband and two tots loved it! Me too! We love the texture from the crunchy peanut butter and the brown sugar granules too!
My husband suggested though that perhaps I should lessen the sugar next time as he prefers a more peanut buttery taste! I will, next time, for this recipe is now a keeper. Thanks to southernladycooks.com for this, we are forever grateful!
Without further ado, here’s the easiest Cookie Recipe ever!
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- ½ cup chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mix all the ingredients; roll into 1-inch balls, flatten with fork. Bake for 10 minutes.
As you can see below the first batch of cookies I made were rather big. I didn’t realize they would expand that well considering there was no leavening agent. I used a large ice cream scoop and made about 10. However, now that I know that it expands, I am certain I can easily make a dozen out of it and I dare say up to 20 if I use a smaller amount per cookie.
The assembled cookies before they were baked in the oven.
After baking, see how much they have expanded.
But whether you want to make extra-large cookies or teeny-tiny ones, for sure they will be yummy! That’s what matters! Most of all, with a Silpat, it’s fuss-free baking! Easy clean-up and cookies never stick!
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Last updated on September 9th, 2022 at 07:52 pm