3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies made with all gluten-free, flour-free and healthy ingredients.
Um yes, this recipe has a total of 3 ingredients in it. It is that easy to make. Almost too easy to the point where it’s dangerous since I have been wanting to make these everyday since I first took my first bite of one.
The other amazing part of these cookies is that they are gluten free, grain free & dairy free. You can also make them paleo by subbing creamy almond butter for peanut butter if you’d like.
These are the BEST healthy cookies ever. And they are so easy to bake.
So let’s chat about how there are 3 ingredients into one peanut buttery, fudgey, delicious cookie. I am all about the easy, simple and quick recipes aka the lazy girl’s guide to eating and baking. While I love spending time in my kitchen experimenting and making different things, I understand the the average person doesn’t really get a thrill out of it like I do. Good-for-you and delicious food should be easy to prepare. It shouldn’t come with more than 10 ingredients and it shouldn’t take you hours to make. That’s what going out to dinner is for. Save the gourmet fancy Soufflés for your next date night.
3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies is what you can make for a quick treat after a long ass day at work or when you are in a bind and need to bring a dessert to a friend’s house. All you will need is peanut butter, an egg & coconut sugar.
So peanut butter, an egg and coconut sugar, that’s all you need! Of course you can add some chocolate chips or vanilla extract or whatever else you’d like but these cookies are amazing just with these 3 ingredients. If you have some of my 3-ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter, you can absolutely use that as your peanut butter too.
3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
The best healthy peanut butter cookies! Made with just 3 ingredients, these cookies are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and ready in 10 minutes!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 12-15 1x
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter – code RACHL for free shipping (make sure PB is room temp/not in fridge)
- 1 egg (I haven’t tested flax egg)
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- Add in some chocolate chips if you want too – code RACHL for free shipping
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees & line cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray well
- Mix all ingredients together well
- Using a tablespoon & your hand, place balls of dough on top cookie sheet
- Using a fork, press down on the ball so it flattens slightly
- Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until ready
- Feel free to add your favorite chocolate chips or nuts in the cookies too!
*Store in airtight container for 5 days. I also keep mine in the freezer 🙂
- Category: gluten free, dairy free
- Cuisine: dessert, snack
Is there anything I can sub the coconut sugar for? Stevia?
Hi Samantha! I haven’t tried that but I’m not the biggest stevia fan with baking (I love it my beverages though!). I would recommend cane sugar before stevia for this! If you have the opportunity to purchase coconut sugar, I recommend it. It’s an great option! xx
LOVE the last photo! These look delicious and I wanna eat ’em all up 🙂
These are DELICIOUS. I added a few chocolate chips to give me the coveted PB and Choc flavor and it’s taking all my willpower not to eat the batch. I did find that the batter was way too sticky at first so I added a little more sugar to make it easier to handle. Maybe I didn’t measure the sugar correctly the first time but I thought I had equal sugar to PB. Either way, so good.
These cookies came out so good because I followed the directions exactly! Yay!
Love how easy this recipe is to follow!! Tried them out and they turned out moist and delicious 🙂 great recipe!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Gorgeous photo and such good cookies! These have my name all over them!
I followed the directions exactly and these came out so great!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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Ahhh rachel I’m SO making these this week! My small group loves peanut butter cookies, so now I have an excuse to make them and not eat them all 🙂
Jenn – a traveling Wife
I have seen these all over the web and have been making three-ingredient peanut butter cookies for years. They are so good and so simple to make. I almost always have the ingredients on hand, so when cravings call I am good to go.
I love them! I loved using coconut sugar instead so it’s healthier 🙂 The possibilities are endless with these cookies!
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My wife just made these last night and they turned out great!
She improvised a bit, too. Yummy!
Thanks for the great idea!
Hi Doug! I am so happy to hear that. They are such an easy and clean cookie to enjoy. I love adding other ingredients too like chocolate chips, nuts or mixing nut butters! So delicious! xx
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Ogi the Yogi
How do you know when these guys are ready they are sooo runny looking?
Hi Ogi – they shouldn’t be runny at all. It should form a dough then bake in the oven per instructions above
would it work the same with normal white sugar? I know I sound horrible for asking but I ran out of coconut sugar :'(
I’m not sure! It probably does, I actually don’t even have white sugar in my home so I haven’t tested it before. Let me know if it does 🙂 xx
It will! This is the same recipe I grew up with my mom making. She used pb, egg, and white sugar. Thet always turned out great.
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Soooooo good! Cannot say enough how amazing these are! They taste better than full fat peanut butter cookies!
yay!! thank you nina!
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Added the chocolate chips, vanilla and hemp seed making it savory. Delicious and can’t wAit to make again
These are so dangerously good! I always have these ingredients on hand, so I can’t believe it took me this long to try out the recipe, but oh man. I’ve already eaten 2 straight out of the oven and they are divine. Thanks, Rachel!
any chance I can use Brown Coconut Sugar instead?
i haven’t tried but i would think so! keep me posted 🙂
These look amazing! Can I use natural peanut butter?
the creamer and more oil-y the better, yes!
These are delicious. A little crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. What a treat! Thank you!
Is it ok with a flax egg?!
i haven’t tried but i would think so!!
So easy and delicious! Putting the leftovers in the freezer so I don’t eat them all in one sitting!
the three ingredient – egg, almond butter, and coconut sugar cookies are delish! I topped with hu chips and sea salt. Any chance you have the macros for this?
yay! Why You Don’t See the Nutrition Breakdown On My Recipes..
Swapped peanut butter for almond butter since I have an allergy, added a tbsp of cocoa power and oh my!!! So yummy
🙂 happy to hear!
So easy to make and so delicious! Thanks for a great recipe. Added chocolate chips too!
Easy recipe especially as a toddler activity! Added ground flaxseed for some omega-3s and it worked well with no effect to consistency 🙂
love that addition!!
Yum! Delicious and so easy to make. My gas oven took about 15 minutes total to bake the cookies at 340 degrees (know thy oven!). I think next time I’ll experiment with some vanilla extract.
If anyone prefers to measure via weight rather than volume, one cup of creamy peanut butter weighs 256 grams and one cup of coconut sugar weighs 192 grams.
thank you!! x
These cookies give me life and absolutely sent me 😍 NEW FAV COOKIES and I bet they’ll be gone before dinner when I make them for parties!