Peanut Butter Cookies – Easy as 1,2,3,4!

I never buy packaged cookies, crackers, or snacks from the store. Processed foods that contain too many hard-to-pronounce ingredients, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup offer minimal nutrition and empty calories. If I’m craving a sweet treat, I’ll take the time to make something from scratch. If I don’t have the energy or time for homemade, then I don’t really want (or deserve) the treat!

After lunch today I craved a little something sweet. I recently blended a batch of homemade peanut butter, so the first thing to come to mind was this super easy peanut butter cookie recipe. I’ve been making it for years and I don’t know where it originally came from, but since I always have all four ingredients on hand its become an old standby.

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter (preferably homemade)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I make homemade vanilla extract)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all four ingredients together until smooth and well combined. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies sit for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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9 Comments for this entry

  1. Donna R. says:

    Just tried these…how does this work without flour? They taste great. Does the homemade peanut butter change the texture? Thanks for posting…super easy!

  2. HomemadeMother says:

    So glad you like the recipe! I have no idea how these work without flour, but they always turn out! I've only made them with natural or homemade peanut butter so I'm not sure how the texture would change if you used regular store bought stuff.

  3. kirsten says:

    I remember this recipie from when I was a kid.
    I was so happy to find an easy low ingreedient homemade (by me) treat. I think it came on the back of the Jiff pb. I can only imagine how much better it is with natural pb…..

  4. ailsaa says:

    whyy did you tweet me this…

  5. I love how simple – and small! – this recipe sounds. Sometimes I’m craving homemade cookies, but I don’t want to make the whole giant batch to have sitting around tempting me for days after. I think I’ll try this one today – thanks!

  6. Ashley Siloac says:

    Amazing quick and delicious recipe! Thanks so much! I love your site and all that you do with it.

  7. LaNoraann Jordan says:

    I am new at baking and so far it’s getting better and I love it so tonight i will try this.

  8. Rachel Thomas says:

    Tried these 4 my grandbaby and she loved them. Simple and quick is right oh yeah and very good….Thank U!

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