Saturday, December 21, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookies - Only 3 Ingredients!


This is the easiest cookie recipe.  Only three ingredients. And it is peanut butter which is a BIG deal in our house.  If you wanted to make this a four ingredient recipe I would recommend adding chocolate chips by pressing the chips into the top of the cookie dough before baking.

If peanut allergies are an issue, you could use any nut butter (remember peanuts are legumes NOT nuts).

This recipe makes 16 cookies.  I double or triple it when baking.

You need:
1 cup of granulated sugar (and some extra for rolling)
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the ingredients together. I used my stand mixer but you could do this by hand or with a hand mixer.
Once mixed, scoop out tablespoon sized balls of the cookie dough. I used a food scoop but you can use a measuring spoon.  Roll the dough into a ball then roll the ball in some extra sugar.
Put the sugar coated dough ball onto a cookie sheet.  I like to use parchment paper when I can to keep the cookies off the aluminium.  These cookies will not stick to the cookie sheet when cooked if rolled in the sugar.
Press the dough ball with a fork in a crisscross pattern.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Since there is no flour in this recipe the cookies do not brown.  Also, since there is no leavening (like baking soda or powder) they will not rise or spread.
After cooking, let them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes then use a spatula to move them to a cooling rack. You need to let them cool completely before storing or they just fall apart.

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6 comments:

  1. Yummy! My fav cookies! I haven't tried without flour, will gladly try it out cause they look delish! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!!

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  2. Oh wow, we love peanut butter so these look absolutely amazing!!! So easy too, thank you for sharing! I'm you're newest follower from the blog hop. (Following via bloglovin) Thanks for hosting today! :-) wishing you a very merry Christmas,

    Aanie
    The Active Mum<

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  3. Oh super yummy, love easy low ingredients cookie recipes. We live out a ways from town so if I don't have the ingredients at home there's no cookies, not like I can take a 5 minute trip to get what I need. Your cookies sure look good. Guess they'd be good for people that can't eat flour? Not sure about the gluten free stuff. Hey everybody should be able to eat and enjoy cookies especially at Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am not so sure about the gluten free stuff either. I think for most people, gluten is not the problem. Lack of nutrition and lack of exercise is the problem. But this recipe is gluten free assuming the peanut butter you use is. Sure are yummy!

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  4. I love that there are only 3 ingredients and they look soooo good! I've pinned this. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, Thanks for stopping by. The cookies really are yummy but they are rich. Hard to eat more than one at a time... not that I don't try!

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