Saturday, December 9, 2017

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (With VIDEO)

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy and packed with peanut butter. This is the recipe that great grandma used to make and I am so excited to share it with you. Just stir scoop and bake. This simple recipe will be ready to go in the oven before it is done preheating!


They are soft and chewy, the perfect texture and a new favorite for my family and friends. I am absolutely elated, a fabulous tasting cookie with 3 ingredients that are ready in 20 minutes. Oh yes.

Everyone has those recipes that you whip up without even thinking about it. You have just been making it so long it is a part of who you are. Maybe your mom and your mom's mom did it the same way and by all rational, you assume that everyone makes the same things.  Well, apparently this is not true. Shocking, I know. Clearly, I have been holding out on you.

These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are so simple; I thought everyone must have made them when they were a kid and learning to cook. 3 ingredients, 1-1-1. Easiest recipe ever.  Nope. Wrong again.

So, as I started making cookie plans last weekend, I was chatting with my mother-in-law, and I said I will probably just make those old fashioned peanut butter cookies that don't have any flour. She looked at me in a way that I knew immediately she had no idea what I was talking about.

Needless to say I knew I had to share them with her so the next week I whipped some up and brought them over. The cookies received rave reviews from everyone who tried them and I knew I had to share them with you too. Chad has even requested that I make these instead of regular peanut butter cookies.

They are soft and chewy, the perfect texture and a new favorite for my family and friends. I am absolutely elated, a fabulous tasting cookie with 3 ingredients that are ready in 20 minutes. Oh yes.

So, last Christmas I was helping out by pre-making all the dough for my mother-in-law's cookie baking. I brought her over a few batches of this dough all scooped, rolled and frozen so she could just pop them in the oven when ready and bake them. She decided she would make Peanut Blossom Cookies from the dough and another recipe was born.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 


HELPFUL TIPS TO MAKE 3-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES:

  •  Natural peanut butter is great in this cookie. It is thicker resulting in a thicker batter.
  • You can make these with a spoon instead of an electric mixer.
  • Make them even more fun by stuffing them with a mini Reese's peanut butter cup. 
  • To make peanut blossoms, top them with a Hershey's Kiss right when they come out of the oven.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE 3-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES:

  • Parchment paper or Silpat mat - I use these mats for everything. They are great for flash freezing, rolling out dough and naturally for baking.
  • 1 tablespoon scoop - One of my favorite kitchen tools, I have had mine for over 10 years. I use it for 2 bite cookies, cocktail meatballs, freezing tomato paste, and so much more!

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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See how easy these 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are to make. Watch the video!!! 


3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
SERVES 18  |  ACTIVE TIME 3 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 20 Minutes

1 cup honey roasted peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar (plus extra for top of cookies)
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up).

Mix ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Use an electric mixer, stand mixer or a wooden spoon.

Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, drop onto baking sheet. Dip fork into extra sugar and press cookie down. Repeat until all cookies are pressed.

Bake 10-12 minutes (until barely golden brown around the edges) and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Serve and enjoy.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick -  The Slow Roasted Italian
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25 comments:

  1. We love this one. A friend taught me this about 5 years ago and I have used it ever since. The cookies are moist, peanut butter-y, sweet and perfect for any time. And grain free as a bonus.

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  2. Can't get any more simple than this, LOL
    They look wonderful!

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  3. I have been making this recipe for over 20 yrs. Except I use brown sugar..

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  4. So tasty, but mine are crumbly. Did I make them too large perhaps?

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  5. That could be or perhaps your peanut butter is too dry. I would give them another try and make them smaller. Enjoy!

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    1. Yes they do. I froze them before Thanksgiving last year and we were still gifting them/eating them for the new year and they were awesome! Enjoy.

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  7. I try not to cook with sugar when I can, since we have diabetics in the family. In this recipe, is the sugar structural or just for flavor? In other words, can I replace it with some other, non-sugar (honey, agave, etc are still sugar) sweetener, like stevia (or liquid stevia)?

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  8. Been making these for years; so easy. I don't even press them down. I start with 13 minutes and check thereafter until the tops are cracked. If you cook them too long, they make nice hockey pucks!

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  9. Wow, you can do anything with a little sugar and egg!
    Keri
    www.thestylestudiobykb.com

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  10. Is the sugar in these structural or just for flavor? In other words, since I have diabetics in the family, can I make these with some other non-sugar sweetener, such as stevia or liquid stevia?

    And by non-sugar, I do NOT mean things such as honey, agave and molasses. These are still sugars.

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  11. Can I make these without sugar, using an artificial sweetener, or does it serve another purpose besides just being sweet?

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  12. Thumbs up! This recipe is a keeper.

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  13. Thumbs up! This recipe is a keeper. Simple and easy to make and very tasty.

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianNovember 29, 2017 at 6:41 AM

      Thanks so much, Judy!

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  14. Just made these for the family... one batch regular the other I added mini dark chocolate chips and Nestle chips. BOTH were hits!

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianNovember 29, 2017 at 6:40 AM

      Awesome! We are so happy you enjoyed them!

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  15. Can't wait to make them, been looking for a long time for a delicious peanut butter cookie, have tried so many!

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianNovember 29, 2017 at 6:40 AM

      Enjoy, and let us know how it goes!

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  16. As the question asked a few times before, can you uses artificial sweetener in these? I am a Type 2 diabetic and try to avoid sugar/ carbs as much as possible.

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    1. I have not made these but plan on it soon. I would use Swerve as my sugar substitute as it works well with baked goods.

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  17. what is honey roasted peanut butter???

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  18. That's what I'm wondering too!

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  19. I know Peter Pan brand has honey roast, not sure about the others.

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