4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

I was looking for a new kind of peanut butter cookie and I ran across this one. I really didn’t think that only using 4 ingredients would work! (Especially with no flour!)

They were so easy and they tasted really good! I was very impressed and my kids were in heaven!

Serves: 24

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

10 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup peanut butter,¬†smooth or crunchy (I used Creamy JIF)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Directions
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla on low speed until well combined. (Do not over mix!)
  4. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet.
  5. Flatten the dough balls with a fork, making a cross pattern on the cookies.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until they are golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to rest on the counter for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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14 Responses to “4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. I have made these before. It's the recipe that used to be printed on the labels of Skippy peanut butter. They are good, my go-to recipe if I ever need cookies in a pinch and don't have time to make my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe which has more ingredients and is a bit more involved. =)
  2. I Tried This Recipe Out This Morning And Followed The Instructions Except For I Substituted Sugar For Splenda. The Only Problem I Seem To Have Is For Some Reason The Cookies Are Really Fragile, And When You Bite Into It, Its Like Dust Or Powder. I Cant Figure Out What I Did Wrong, Am I Supposed To Beat The Egg BEFORE Mixing Everything Together? Thats The Only Thing I Can Think Of. Any Help Or Thoughts Would Be Very Appreciated. I Did The Splenda Because My Grandfather Is Highly Diabetic, But Has A Weakness To Sweets, And Peanut Butter.

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