Looking for cookies recipes to bake your next batch of peanut butter cookies? Check out this recipe which only requires three ingredients.
Did you know that if you took all the peanut butter that Americans consume in a year it’d be enough to coat the entire floor of the Grand Canyon? That is certainly nuts.
Peanut butter is an elite ingredient. Not only is creamy, delicious, and healthy, but it is also a fantastic ingredient to bake with. The truth is, the only thing better than eating a spoonful of peanut butter, is eating a cookie made out of peanut butter.
So, if you have been on the hunt for the best peanut butter cookies recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out how you can make mouth-watering peanut butter cookies with only three ingredients.
What You'll Need
There are thousands of cookies recipes out there that require close to a million ingredients, but for this one, you only need three. To create the world’s chewiest, and most decadent peanut butter cookies, all you need is:
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of sugar
That is it. No, this is not a joke. In a couple of minutes, you’ll be enjoying a true culinary masterpiece in which you used three of the most basic baking ingredients.
The best part of only using three ingredients is that this recipe is pretty much foolproof. Because these cookies are SO easy to bake, you will find yourself making them all the time. Plus, this recipe makes about 25 cookies.
Now that you have gotten over the shock of this being a ridiculously easy recipe, it is time to start preparing the cookies. So, just like with every other cookies recipe, the very first thing you have to do is preheat your oven. For this one, you need to get it to 350ºF (180ºC).
Now that the oven is getting all warm and toasty, follow these steps:
- Put all three ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix them until the dough is silky and smooth.
- Using a spoon, a small ice cream scoop, or just your hands, scoop some dough and create little balls.
- Line up the balls onto a nonstick baking sheet leaving some space in between each one.
- For decoration purposes, you can flatten them out using a fork to create a nice pattern.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes (check to see if the bottom is golden brown).
- Let them cool for a couple of minutes.
Pretty easy, right? Because you used so few ingredients, and therefore so few supplies, the cleaning process will also be an absolute breeze. So, you’re welcome.
You can enjoy these cookies as a snack, dessert, and everything in between. They are SO good and easy that you will definitely be making them more than once.
Why You Should Try These
If the idea of combining peanut butter and cookies is not enough to make you want to try these immediately, here are a few reasons why you should.
First of all, these cookies are as easy as baking gets. Even if you are not an experienced baker, if you follow these instructions, you will be able to create a batch of cookies that everyone will be talking about.
These are also great because they have no flour, so if you or someone you know suffers from a gluten allergy or intolerance, these can be a good dessert option.
Another incredible thing about this recipe is that the ingredients are easily substitutable. If you are not a fan of peanut butter (which… why?…), you can substitute that ingredient for any nut butter of your choice.
In addition, you can add any toppings you like. Although this technically would add ingredients to the “three-ingredient cookie recipe,” it is certainly worth it. For example, you can elevate the recipe by adding chocolate chips or sprinkles (which are ALWAYS measured with the heart, so add as many as you please).
Although this cookie recipe is pretty much foolproof, when it comes to baking, there is always room for improvement. Therefore, to continue making your life easier (again, you’re welcome), here are a few tips that will make your next cookie batch a total success.
Because cookie dough can sometimes be a little sticky, try cooling it for a couple of minutes in the fridge or freezer to make the dough balls easier to form.
Don’t overmix! Work with the dough until it is at your desired texture. If you continue mixing, your cookies might not turn out as decadent as you’d like.
Be very precise with the temperature in your oven. This recipe calls for your oven to be 350ºF (180ºC). Don’t change this! Changing the oven temperature can hinder the entire recipe.
Check your cookies until the bottom is golden brown. Although the recommended baking time is 8-12 minutes, don’t rely completely on the clock. Once the bottoms of your cookies are golden brown, take them out of the oven.
No one likes undercooked or overcooked cookies (cause, ew), so trust your instincts if you notice that the cookies will probably need a little less or a little more time.
Looking For More Cookies Recipes?
These peanut butter cookies are chewy, dense, sweet, and absolutely delicious. The best part? They are incredibly easy to make. Once you make these cookies, you will probably become obsessed with them.
However, it is always good to try out new cookies recipes. So, if you are looking to bring your baking and cooking skills to the next level, check out the rest of our recipes!