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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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ingredients

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter

directions

Combine all ingredients until mixed. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten each ball with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 5-7 minutes then place on wire rack.

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nutrition

238 calories, 14 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Added soy free/dairy free chocolate chips for the ultimate easy cookie


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I made these with splenda brown sugar so they are gluten free (No Flour) and sugar free I also let them cook for 11 min's very good!


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I really like these cookies. In my opinion they should bake for about - 12 minutes and be left on the cookie sheet until they've cooled completely. This keeps them from falling apart and seeming raw. I too, enjoy adding chocolate chips to the mix. Reminds me of Reese's Peanut Butter cups! They're also wonderful for people who require a gluten free diet as no flour is needed.


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Greetings. I was craving peanut butter cookies and did not have any baking soda. I was way too lazy to go to the store. So..I came to this site. :) I am so glad I did. All these years and I never knew that I could do this. My kids loved them!! Thank you!!


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I have been making these cookies for 50 yrs....here's some hints & ideas:
Mix PB with sugar first and after you've added the egg & mixed, let it set for 15 minutes..no grainiess

I usually flatten the cookies by cross hatching them using a fork dipped in sugar.

I make thes without cross hatching them and after they have cooled drizzle the tops with chocolate chips that have been melted in the micowave with a tsp. of butter..sometimes I even dip them in this chocolate.

Enjoy


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I liked the cookies but they were still raw when they came out of the oven!


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I was quite skeptical about this recipe considering there were just 3 ingredients needed, but I'm a believer now! They are really, really good. I will never go back to the more complicated peanut butter cookie recipes because there is no point. After the first batch I decided to see how they would taste using a teaspoon of vanilla and I think it made them even better (if possible). Highly recommend!


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These are perfect to use with a Cookie Press. Choose your favorite shape, press onto a baking stone, bake and enjoy!


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i just got done bakin them and um well.. they r still gooshy. will they harden while they cool?


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These Cookies were really good and i made them in a short time before my mom had got home.
P.S. these cookies are so easy to make i made them and i am only 12


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This was super easy, and the recipe came together fast. Another commenter noted that the cookies could be a little grainy, so I whipped up a batch of superfine sugar (toss it in the blender and buzz it until fine, it measures the same as regular granulated). I used a #60 disher to make 1-inch balls, tossed in suger to reduce sticking and flattened with the bottom of a jelly jar. These cookies produced lots of OMGs accompanied by eyes riolling into the back of heads. I have a new favorite.


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Yummy! My daughter has Celiac Disease and this is the answer for cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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very soft, almost creamy middle when hot.
Cooked 10 minutes, next time I'll shoot for 11 or 12..
mine were grainy, but next time i'll try mixing the sugar & pb together before adding the egg.
Overall, good cookie for the effort!


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I really like these cookies. They reminded me of a cross between the peanut butter in Reese's cups and a pb cookie. Next time I will add chocolate chips and maybe some nuts. They are a bit too soft sometimes but I can't stand crunchy cookies so they are perfect for me.


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These cookies are really tasty and super easy! I used reduced fat peanut butter, and they still tasted great!


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The was good but IT DID NOT take at 8 to then mins to cook!!!


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I have to say that I was very leary about trying the recipe because of it only having 3 ingrediants but laziness prevailed and I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. The whole process took about 15 minutes and the cookies rocked! I had been craving some PB cookies for awhile and these were so Delicious and chewy not grainy at all, thanks for posting this recipe I will definatly make these again.


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These were wonderful! You do have to mix the peanut butter and the sugar together first or you will get grainy cookies. Simple,easy and YUMMY!


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These are so amazingly simple, how can they be with only 3 ingredients! But they are delicious. I made the with only creamy PB, but added mini choco chips. I love the suggestion for almond butter, and will stop on the way home and pick some up so that I can try that! I used two forks for flattening and kept them in a glass of ice water so that they didn't stick to the cookie. Also, they freeze well UNBAKED and then I take out as wanted and bake a few in my convection oven . . . warm cookies right from the oven AND portion control since I don't have 3 dozen baked cookies in the house! ;-)


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i am waiting for them to cool now they are delious omg i love them


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Very easy to make. Taste was satisfying, but the cookies did not hold together...grainy texture.


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These are easy to fix and taste great too!


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I Love these peanut butter cookies. They are my favorite! They are soft, chewy, and simple.


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My grandmother gave me this recipe when I was about 10 yrs old. That was 35 yrs ago and she had used it her whole life. I lost it and just found it again. All i kept thinking is that it had to be more than those three ing. but I was wrong. Thank-You so much for bringing t back to me.


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These cookies are great for a dibetic-just substitute Splenda for the sugar. No need to spend all that money on "sugar-free cookies" from the store.


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Just got done making these cookies. they were actually pretty good. very chewy! i will be making more of these some time soon. thanks


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meme

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This recipe is from a government progam called "WIC" It was given to low-income families who could not afford to buy cookies. So they created this recipe because everyone has sugar, peanut butter and eggs in their pantry!

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
WIC was started in 1972, and there are references to this type of recipe dating farther back than that - so WIC may have promoted this recipe, but we don't think they actually came up with it.




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These cookies were great! I have a few tips: they make about 20-25 cook ies and you could use a meat tenderizer instead of a fork to smash them down


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I've made these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies lots of times for my 5 grandchildren & they have enjoyed them quite well.my whole family likes them as well as myself ,if i am lucky
enought to get one.keep on producing easy recipes like this, it would be much appreciated. signed....Gladys


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My school group loved them


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Wonderful Cookies!! Will use this recipe during the holidays!


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My family has enjoyed these cookies for years, but with a variation: instead of pressing down the balls of dough on the cookie sheet, bake them in ball form and when removed from the oven, press a chocolate kiss in the center! Delicious combo of peanut butter and chocolate!


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My 17-year-old daughter started making these cookies with me when she was just a toddler. She's made them on her own since she was about 8. Perfect recipe to instill the joy of cooking in kids! We usually add 1/2 tsp of vanilla too. We also mix the peanut butter and sugar together first before adding the egg because it helps the batter stick together better.


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i dont no much about cooking and i did it it was that easy and there are good


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These were so soft and chewy and SO EASY!!! I make these cookies ALL the time because I always have the ingredients and they are so quick. I even add chocolate chips and chunky peanut butter sometimes


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Very very tasty and quick! The one thing I don't like is that it doesn't hold together, but can't have it all. This recipe is definately a keeper for busy people who don't want to compromise taste.


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I just made these cookies for my nephew's birthday and they were a big hit. I could not believe how easy they were to make. My six year old made the second batch all by herself.


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Just made this 3 ingredient recipe. The cookies are delicious. I'm surprised how much they look and taste like traditional recipe PB cookies. One note: they don't come off the cookie sheet like a flour based cookie...but not a big deal.


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Buenisimo


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Great recipe for those who are gluten intolerant. Worked very well with almond butter too.


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These are soft and chewy. They are amazingly yummy for only having three ingredients!!! We will make these again for sure!


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I just finished baking these cookies. Everyone loves them! I did use half crunchy and half smooth P.B. and I also added those new p.b/choc. swirl chips. They are soft and chewy and have a great flavor. They are a bit grainy because the sugar doesn't have much liquid to dissolve in. But still GREAT!


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This was quick and very easy. I was so impressed. To top it off they were absolutely delicious.


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Are these cookies soft after they are cooked. Becif they arnt i wont eat them.