3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

January 24, 2016

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies made with all gluten-free, flour-free and healthy ingredients.

Grain & Dairy-free 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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.

Grain & Dairy-free 3-ingredient Peanut Butter CookiesGrain & Dairy-free 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


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!

  • Author: rachel mansfield
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12-15 1x
  • Category: gluten free, dairy free
  • Cuisine: dessert, snack




  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees & line cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray well
  2. Mix all ingredients together well
  3. Using a tablespoon & your hand, place balls of dough on top cookie sheet
  4. Using a fork, press down on the ball so it flattens slightly
  5. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until ready
  6. 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 🙂

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Grain & Dairy-free 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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50 Responses

    1. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. My wife just made these last night and they turned out great!
    She improvised a bit, too. Yummy!
    Thanks for the great idea!

    1. 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

  4. would it work the same with normal white sugar? I know I sound horrible for asking but I ran out of coconut sugar :'(

    1. 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

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  6. Soooooo good! Cannot say enough how amazing these are! They taste better than full fat peanut butter cookies!

  7. Added the chocolate chips, vanilla and hemp seed making it savory. Delicious and can’t wAit to make again

  8. 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!

  9. These are delicious. A little crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. What a treat! Thank you!

  10. So easy and delicious! Putting the leftovers in the freezer so I don’t eat them all in one sitting!

  11. hi rachel,
    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?

  12. Swapped peanut butter for almond butter since I have an allergy, added a tbsp of cocoa power and oh my!!! So yummy

  13. Easy recipe especially as a toddler activity! Added ground flaxseed for some omega-3s and it worked well with no effect to consistency 🙂

  14. 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.

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