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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

October 13, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are so mouthwatering. These jewels are so delectable they practically dissolve in your mouth. No kidding. This is not your typical Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. This cookie has only three ingredients: peanut butter, sugar and an egg. That’s it. It’s easy, easy, E-A-S-Y! Plus, for those who want to indulge but have gluten intolerance, this is the perfect cookie for you.

Back in early January, my husband and I traveled up to Spokane, Washington, for a wedding. The groom grew up in our church and was a semester away from graduating from the Moody Bible Institute campus there. He met a beautiful Idaho girl and fell in love. I spoke to the bride’s mother after the wedding and complimented her on the gluten free cupcakes she had made. Apparently, there are several in their family with gluten intolerance. Anyway, Celeste’s mom told me about her easy Peanut Butter Cookies with only three ingredients.

Donald and Celeste moved back to Texas after graduation and I asked Celeste about her mom’s recipe. I thought it would be perfect to make for our Kid’s Fest in July. Our church hosts a large festival in a park in DeSoto, Texas, each year. I ended up making about six or eight batches of this recipe. Along with my Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peachy Vanilla Chip Cookies, these cookies were snatched up immediately. I had several families come back for seconds and thirds because they enjoyed the cookies so much.

If you want the easiest recipe in the world for Peanut Butter Cookies, you’ve got to try out these amazing Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re terrific for snacks, tailgating parties, potlucks and for kid’s parties. If you’re short on time, it doesn’t get any easier than this. These cookies are so scrumptious, but because they have no flour they are a little on the fragile side. You’ll  need to handle them with care. Even so, I think they’re some of the best Peanut Butter Cookies I’ve ever eaten. I think you will too.

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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies absolutely rock!

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These cookies are so easy to make since they have only three ingredients!

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Every bite of these cookies is melt-in-your-mouth good.

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I ate so many of these Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. They were sooooo good. 🙂

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. 

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Place creamy peanut butter, sugar and an egg in a mixing bowl.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Place extra sugar in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough into balls. Then roll each ball into the sugar in the bowl. Be sure to coat cookie dough well.

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Spray large cookie sheets with cooking spray. Place cookie dough balls onto prepared cookie sheets.

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Press each ball of dough gently in criss-cross fashion with a fork. Don’t be heavy-handed in this step.

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Bake at 350 for 12-16 minutes. Rotate pans half way during cooking time. (My pans took about 15-16 minutes to bake).

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Serve Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies at your favorite party or potluck.

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If you’re looking for a marvelous gluten free dessert for family or friends, this is it.

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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are some of the best Peanut Butter Cookies you’ll ever eat!

Here’s the recipe.

THREE-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

(Recipe from Celeste Gunderson Jackson, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)

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These delectable Peanut Butter Cookies have only three ingredients! They are super quick and easy to make. They're kid friendly and terrific to serve for tailgating or office parties, potlucks or for afternoon snacks after school. Gluten free.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Combine peanut butter, sugar and egg in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pinch off a couple of tablespoons of dough and roll into balls.
  6. Roll balls in sugar and coat well.
  7. Place sugar-coated balls on prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Press down lightly in criss-cross fashion with a fork.
  9. Bake for 12-16 minutes until lightly browned and cookies have set up.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I was baking 3 to 4 racks of cookies at a time. My cookies took about 15-16 minutes to bake. I rotated the pans half way through the cooking time.

NOTE: If you’re only baking one batch of cookies at a time, these cookies may be done in 12 minutes. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #glutenfree #peanutbuttercookies are the BEST! These #cookies are so easy to make & they're absolutely scrumptious. Terrific for #tailgating, potlucks, afternoon snacks & kid's parties. #dessert #peanutbutter #peanutbutterdessert #glutenfreedessert

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies make delicious treats for tailgating or office parties.

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #glutenfree #peanutbuttercookies are the BEST! These #cookies are so easy to make & they're absolutely scrumptious. Terrific for #tailgating, potlucks, afternoon snacks & kid's parties. #dessert #peanutbutter #peanutbutterdessert #glutenfreedessert

These Peanut Butter Cookies seem to just melt in your mouth.

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Give these terrific cookies a try the next time you need a quick dessert. You will probably have everything on hand already. It sure makes for one very simple and easy dessert.

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Print Recipe
Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delectable Peanut Butter Cookies have only three ingredients! They are super quick and easy to make. They're kid friendly and terrific to serve for tailgating or office parties, potlucks or for afternoon snacks after school. Gluten free.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Combine peanut butter, sugar and egg in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pinch off a couple of tablespoons of dough and roll into balls.
  6. Roll balls in sugar and coat well.
  7. Place sugar-coated balls on prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Press down lightly in criss-cross fashion with a fork.
  9. Bake for 12-16 minutes until lightly browned and cookies have set up.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I was baking 3 to 4 racks of cookies at a time. My cookies took about 15-16 minutes to bake. I rotated the pans half way through the cooking time.

NOTE: If you’re only baking one batch of cookies at a time, these cookies may be done in 12 minutes. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

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8 Comments

  • Naman Modi

    October 22, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Wonderful post Thank you for sharing this article. I’m definitely going to implement these suggestions in my cookie recipe wherever I need to. Really helpful

    1. Teresa

      October 22, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Thanks! These are soooo easy…..

  • windows 10

    October 15, 2018 at 2:54 am

    My son really loves these cookies. He ate it a lot.

    1. Teresa

      October 15, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Thanks. They are terrific.

  • Renee

    October 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Can you use Splenda in your peanut butter cookie

    1. Teresa

      October 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Renee. I’m not sure this particular cookie would work with splenda because it gets a lot of it’s texture from the sugar. Sorry.

  • Ann

    October 13, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    After being diagnosed with Celiac disease 2 years ago, this is the recipe I’ve been using for about a year and a half. They are outstanding and 4 batches are gone with in 2 days. I also have added chocolate chips to them and other gf candy or drizzle melted chocolate over then and of course the Kiss in the middle at Christmas time

    1. Teresa

      October 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Hi, Ann. I love your ideas about drizzling melted chocolate and having the Hershey’s Kiss put inside during the holidays. What a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing.

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