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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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


  • 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. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use flour.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8310165 237275
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8414517 229804
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

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

AdamsAngela User ID: 8452089 229675
Reviewed 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 User ID: 544392 224323
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

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

aforte334 User ID: 7797771 24885
Reviewed May. 10, 2014


KapaluaPrincess User ID: 6515781 52111
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7470740 202968
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5826120 32327
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4569490 25079
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"easy and good! Definitely my favorite!"

awossum User ID: 6843602 202967
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Added semi sweet chocolate chips and everyone loved them."

LarryMichelle User ID: 6374062 32326
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Leave out the vanilla, it's good that way! And yes - NO flour!"

muffinmonster User ID: 2793033 202966
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011


there are several peanut butter cookie recipes on TOH that are flourless. It isn't any mistake"

lillybow User ID: 1141272 85364
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I made the cookies using a 1 1/4 in scoop to make the balls and didn't flatten them. They came out fine."

sjb1070 User ID: 5335202 19649
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"its easy to make and i substituted raw sugar for the regualar sugar, also added a few chocolate chips yummy."

35grandkids User ID: 650988 48856
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"I made a recipe similar to this. It called for baking soda,not vanilla and chopped peanuts. Cool the cookies, then add melted choc. chips and chopped nuts. GLUTEN FREE"

sharonbolden User ID: 3313103 50935
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2009

"I've made these and it's really is the 3 ingredients...amazed me too but they are really, really good. I'm going to add chopped peanuts to my next batch."

mcgee64 User ID: 582153 19648
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"I would like to try this recipe. However, I see there is no mention of flour. Is this correct?"

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