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
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 197 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g 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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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."

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"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

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

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Hard to believe anyone couldn't make these fabulous cookies! I do not just dump all the ingredients together, however. I also add1 teaspoon baking soda and use half brown and half granulated sugar. I find that by beating the sugars and baking soda together first, then adding the peanut butter until well mixed works best. Last add the egg and beat until it all comes together in a clump and forms balls easily. I make them small and only bake about 9 or 10 minutes. EVERYONE raves about these cookies! They are the BEST peanut butter cookies ever and so easy."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"OMG!!! Wishing I didn't have to even give this the "One-Star Score"!!! This was a waste of supplies and time! These were just NASTY!! All you taste is Overly Sweet peanut butter."

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