Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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It is amazing how much flavor these simple peanut butter cookies have. I make them very often because I always have the ingredients on hand. —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 197 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Scoop level tablespoonfuls and roll into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with a fork.
  2. Bake at 350° for about 18 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cookies in Country Woman May/June 1991, p35

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amehart User ID: 1464390 267908
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2017

"These were so simple and tasted great. My family would prefer them a little less sweet so I will cut down on the sugar next time and definitely only bake 8-10 min. and not the full 18 min. As others suggested we too prefer the traditional peanut butter cookies made with flour, but these are wonderful when time is short."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 267869
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2017

"This recipe is so quick and easy to prepare! Although we prefer the taste of "traditional" peanut butter cookies, when I'm in a hurry, this is the recipe I reach for. My family has always enjoyed them!"

gardas User ID: 985824 252867
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Just okay - I love how easily these go together but the dough is really greasy feeling due to the peanut butter and they basically spread out to a very thin cookie while baking -- yes they are tasty and were a hit but in no way did they look like the picture. I even tried chilling part of the dough so that they wouldn't spread so much but it didn't help. I baked them on parchment paper too."

ski4ny User ID: 7998270 251963
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

"I followed Jnc41 advice. These cookies were easy and delicious! The key is to make them small. They will get larger as they bake. They are very fragile."

dinnet User ID: 6562358 249689
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Is this a flourless recipe?"

kmoore67 User ID: 458681 249141
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for years and I LOVE it! I have never had a problem with them crumbling so it must make a difference with the pan you bake on. I only bake them on stoneware and have never had a problem. They come out soft and will stay soft by putting in an air tight container. Everyone always asks for this recipe when I share them and can't believe how simple they are to make. My only change is the baking time to 13 min. Yummy!"

chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 248929
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"My 12 year old makes these all the time. They are perfect. One lady says they are the best peanut butter cookies she ever had. Like any cookie, just don't over bake if you like soft cookies."

TheDix User ID: 607421 248716
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"Good cookies considering there are only 3 ingredients! I followed jnc41's suggestions and was very pleased with the results. SO easy, like falling off a log--quick satisfaction of a peanut butter cookie craving. I added about 3/4 c. sugar, half of it white and half of it brown."

sincitybaby User ID: 6722041 245806
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"i grew up making this recipe mom found it in a newspaper article..and being broke all the time it was a cheap recipe to make so i know it by just nice to see other people posting it"

Iamahealthyeater User ID: 8811466 245748
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"This would be good for a diabetic if you switch out white sugar with Stevia"

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