3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ever find yourself craving a peanut butter cookie?  This recipe, right here, is your saving grace.  Three ingredients, one dozen big peanut butter cookies, 20 minutes.  SCORE!!

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Picture this. It’s a late summer night. You’re in your favorite chair, binge watching your favorite Netflix series, maybe partaking in your favorite  bottle of wine, and it happens.  The craving strikes.  You need something … what is it? Sweet? Salty?  Whatever it is it needs to be quick.  Then the idea hits you … COOKIES!!  Not just any cookie … PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES.  PB Cookie me STAT.  These cookies are the perfect solution.  Only three basic pantry ingredients, and you have one dozen soft colossal peanut butter cookies in no time at all.  You don’t even have to dirty your mixer.

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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar and 1 egg — that’s it.  Bowl + Spoon + Oven — 15 minutes + THESE beautiful cookies.  Plus a house that smells like you baked all day and you didn’t!! Bonus? Bake them on parchment paper and there is hardly any clean up! AM I your best friend yet?  Thought so.  😉

Okay — well I have to be honest.  I can’t take the credit for these yummy quick cookies.  The recipe came from my friend, Dan’s blog, Platter Talk.  You see .. it’s Freaky Friday!! Freaky Friday is a day that I host, one Friday a season, where myself and some of my blogger buddies swap blogs in secret and reveal our posts all at the same time.  This round, I was fortunate to be able to cook/bake from Dan and Scott’s food blog, Plattertalk.  Dan and Scott have a wealth of recipes to choose from.  It’s no surprise, given the amount of time they spend in their kitchen with their boys.  From savory to sweet .. they have you covered.


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Back to Plattertalk.  At first, my plan was to make something savory, like their Grilled Corn Salsa, or their Corn Fritters with Avocado Jalapeño sauce … and their Easy Margherita Pizza was calling my name!

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

But I decided I have been sharing lots of savory recipes lately, and it was time to give you something SWEET!! They have SO MANY recipe for desserts and sweet offerings, I had to narrow it down to 3.  I ended up making these cookies, because life around here has been super upside lately, and I needed something quick.  I baked them.  We LOVED them, and then I thought … “well, these weren’t exactly summery were they?”  So … you know what I did?

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I took the last four cookies and I put a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in between and smooshed them together, then I rolled them in mini chocolate chips and wrapped them in plastic wrap and froze them over night! Then the next morning … yes, morning, I took these pictures and ate ice cream for breakfast! Toasted to summertime with coffee in one hand and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich cookies in the other!

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YUM!  You can only perfect the taste of these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies by smooshing ice cream and chocolate chips in the middle.  Summertime at it’s very best!

What you need to make these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • They bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  If you want to make the ice cream sandwiches, simply scoop your slightly softened favorite peanut butter pairing ice cream into the middles, and smoosh it between.  Leave them plain or roll them in chocolate pieces or sprinkles.  Wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer overnight to harden.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These are so delicious and quick, they are perfect for hostess gifts, teachers, holiday gift giving, after school snacks or just anytime you need a little sweet and salty snack.


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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Let’s make some cookies!! M.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Ever find yourself craving a peanut butter cookie?  This recipe, right here, is your saving grace.  Three ingredients, one dozen big peanut butter cookies, 20 minutes.  SCORE!!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: continental
Keyword: 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 1 dozen
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Mix three ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Roll cookies into 12 cookie balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Using a fork, make a criss cross in each cookie ball and press down slightly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.


Recipe from Plattertalk[br][br]To make into ice cream sandwiches, simply smoosh 1 scoop of slightly softened ice cream into the middle of two cookies. Roll in chocolate pieces or sprinkles if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze over night.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

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  1. O.M. G. Did you just eat a PB ice cream cookie sandwich for breakfast?! You are the MASTER, Micahaela! Seriously though, thanks for covering this recipe, I’d say you did a bang-up job of help spreading the word on what I think maybe the world’s easiest cookie recipe! What a fun round of Freaky Friday, to boot. Thank you for coordinating it and making it what it is!

  2. Its official! You ARE my best friend! 3 ingredient and only a bowl to wash? ummmmmm…. I am so making these! And the Ice Cream Sammies will be right behind once they are done baking!

  3. PB is life around here! I need to make two batches of these asap because they won’t last long! Definitely going to do the ice cream sandwich too- thats summer treat perfection!!!

  4. These look just AMAZING and your transfer into a peanut butter sandwich? Brilliant! I didn’t think you could make peanut butter cookies any tastier, but you have – what a great sweet treat!

  5. There’s nothing better than fresh from the oven peanut butter cookies…seriously heavenly! I love what you did with the ice cream, that just took them up 10 notches!!!

  6. I love that you made peanut butter cookies into ice cream sandwiches. For breakfast too! Connor loves to make peanut butter cookies with me so he will love the ice cream sandwiches too!

  7. I had no idea making peanut butter cookies was this easy! Time to throw my old recipe in the trash. Thanks so much for posting this!

  8. These kind of recipes are seriously the best – so quick and easy to make, no fuss in the kitchen and a delicious looking cookie: what else do we need to be happy, right!?

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