Butter Cookies with Just 3 Ingredients
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

This easy cookie recipe is perfect for teaching kids how to make cookies. Try this easy peanut butter cookies recipe and make it your own!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient, 3 Ingredient peanut butter cookies, cookies, How to make cookies, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. (Roll into 1" balls with your hands, if you do not have a scoop.)
  • Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction, to form the criss-cross pattern on top
  • Bake for 12 minutes and allow to rest on baking sheet, 1 to 2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.



Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg