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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 2 dozen

With only four ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier for our son, Jacob, to help whip up. He thinks it's fun helping prepare meals and snacks.—Valerie Ellsworth, Belvidere, Illinois
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  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Shape level tablespoonfuls into balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 198 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • jlclawson
    Nov 13, 2015

    A quick and easy treat for the kids to make. My boys made them, and we couldn't believe they actually worked. Great recipe!

  • simplysmashing4
    Jul 19, 2015

    Seems easy... I'll find out in 30 mins!

  • AdamsAngela
    Jul 17, 2015

    I am makingmaking these now on 07-17-2015 I seen it on Facebook page and had to try here at 2:18am what am I thinking better be good.

  • gunslinger
    Apr 6, 2015

    Best peanut butter cookie I have ever made! My daughter made them for a 4-H baking contest and won!

  • aforte334
    May 10, 2014


  • KapaluaPrincess
    Feb 25, 2014

    This is a good basic recipe. I took it to another level with super chunky peanut butter and Biscoff's european cookie spread. I doubled the recipe and used 1 1/4 cup super chunky peanut butter and 3/4 cup Biscoff spread. It is divine!

  • jeanus
    Nov 16, 2013

    These are very good-love the no flour! Added chocolate chips. Like that it only makes about 2 dozen. The cook time was too long-only took about 12 minutes.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Nov 15, 2013

    Take a backseat on this one!! Give the kids the bowl, spoon and cookie sheet! This is a simple, classic peanut butter cookie. It never disapoints. This versitile recipe can be easily varied by adding chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips. We have made these into balls and simple added a chocolate kiss or mimi peanut butter cup to the top after baking. These cookies are not only a wonderful cookie but your house will smell wonderful!

  • catrinah
    Mar 3, 2013

    Easy and good! Definitely my favorite!

  • awossum
    Oct 7, 2012

    Added semi sweet chocolate chips and everyone loved them.