Easy, Flawless, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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There is no peanut butter cookie that is better than these. I once (accidentally) won a dessert contest with these 15 minute cookies. It was a potluck, and I didn't know that desserts were being judged--I just needed something quick to bring and only had 20 minutes until the next bus.

Time: approximately 15 minutes total

(5 minutes prep, 7 minutes cook, 3 minutes cool)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1 egg

Makes about 15 medium size cookies

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Step 1: Preheat Oven to 325 F

Step 2: Measure Your Ingredients

Any order is fine, but I like to measure sugar first, so I can use just one measuring cup.

Step 3: Mix It Up!

Step 4: Form Round Balls of Dough.

Approximately 1-2 tablespoons per ball and place the balls of cookie dough on a cookie sheet. Peanut butter is pretty oily, so greasing the sheet is unnecessary.

Step 5: Lightly Press Cookie Dough With a Fork

Step 6: Bake at 325 F for 6-8 Minutes

My oven runs a little hot, you might need 350. Back in college, I used to make these in a toaster oven in the kitchenette.

Step 7: Let Cool on Baking Sheet for 1 Minute Before Transferring to a Cooling Rack (or Your Mouth)

Or don't transfer them. It's up to you.

Step 8: Enjoy!

These cookies go fast, so consider making a double batch!

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JakeH24

3 years ago

looks good, for those of us in the UK turbinado sugar is just demerara sugar and 225F is about 160C.

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jayluddenkaterlyn

Reply 3 years ago

I love using turbinado sugar because it gives the cookies a great texture and the sugar caramelizes just a tiny bit on the bottom of the cookie. I haven't tried it yet, but I think a rock sugar or pearl sugar might be good too, like this one.

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katerlynjayludden

Reply 3 years ago

Some of my friends don't use sugar at ALL, so I'm really responsive to sugar these days Good luck to you! 8-)

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sabu.dawdy

3 years ago

Interesting I will give it a try with homemade peanut butter

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jayluddensabu.dawdy

Reply 3 years ago

Sounds delicious! I love homemade peanut butter.