World's Easiest (and best) Peanut Butter Cookies

World's Easiest (and best) Peanut Butter Cookies

32 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 78% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This recipe is so easy it unbelievable. There are only 3 ingredients.


1 cup Peanut Butter; creamy or crunchy whichever you prefer
1 cup Granulated Sugar; plus 2 Tbls. reserved for later
1 Egg

Original recipe makes 24



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Place reserved sugar on a plate or waxed paper. Dip a potato masher, the kind with the square holes, into the sugar and then press the spoonfuls of cookie dough with the potato masher. (If you don't have the potato masher, use a fork to make the cross hatch marks.)

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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Perfect kid friendly, ez pb cookies! I like them slightly undercooked because they firm up a bit when thet cool and I loooove them soft and chewy. Allow to cool first, but be sure to store them in an airtight container so they stay soft and delicious!
lolagrass 2y ago

chuck40 2y ago

Very east
idydell 2y ago

It was sooooooo awesome
kelleyh036107 3y ago

Oh my gosh! I just made these! SO good!! I also added some vanilla, a couple shakes of salt & reduced the sugar just by a tablespoon. They are a bit greasy but very easy. I better hide them before I eat them all!!
LisaMommy 3y ago

I've made these before....... leave them in the oven a bit longer......they get a nummy crunchy shell. My batter was grainy but the cookies turned out aok they are a perfect holiday treat
MissElvis 3y ago

This is a favorite in my family. So easy my 4 year old loves to help (I love that we don't end up with flour in our hair). And so good they don't last long. Actually my 4 year old is a picky eater, but when it comes to this recipe she loves it.
rjlopez31 3y ago

I can't imagine that I did anything wrong but these were not good. Grainy and mushy.. they will probably end up in the garbage
nancymaster 3y ago

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