Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s super easy recipe time with these warm, straight from the oven, peanut buttery Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

Have you ever had the urge for something sweet to eat only to realize there is nothing in your pantry? With 3 simple ingredients, you can get your sweet tooth fix in no time.

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving in a flash with these 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

Recently, my sister text me saying she had a sweet craving and nothing sweet to eat in her pantry or fridge. Nothing sweet to eat at all. I asked her if she had this ingredient or that ingredient. No was her definitive answer. Basically, she had nothing.

Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies using pantry staples for your sweet tooth fix.

I racked my brain for a few minutes. LIGHT BULB MOMENT! It dawned on me that I had the perfect recipe. I remembered a cookie that I’ve been making for years. I asked her if she had 3 simple pantry staples…peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. She text back with a resounding YES. I knew I was onto something.

I gave her the measurements and she was off to baking.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these quick and easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

It wasn’t long before I was getting a text from my sister saying how delicious and peanut buttery these cookies were. Not to mention how easy! Her sweet tooth had been completely satisfied.

Lacie’s Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips…

  • Use a 1 inch scoop for a more crumbly cookie.
  • Use a 2 inch scoop for a more soft and chewy cookie.
  • Bake at the same temperature and time for both sizes.

Don’t forget to check out some more of my EASY family favorite cookies… Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, 4 Ingredient Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Easy Glazed 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies.

These quick and easy 3 Ingredient peanut butter cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth when you have limited ingredients in your pantry.

Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg until dough forms. Roll or use a cookie scoop to make 1 inch balls. Place 1/4 cup sugar on a plate. Roll cookie balls in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball down with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake 10 mins. Let cool for 1 minute then move to wire rack. Eat and enjoy!


Don’t let your sweet tooth go unsatisfied. Try these super easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with the simple pantry items you already have.

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