Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies
It only takes three basic ingredients and 20 minutes to make these cookies from start to finish. They're also gluten-free—no alt flours required!—but you would never guess it by their rich taste and texture.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the peanut butter, brown sugar and egg to a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Roll pieces of dough into tablespoon-size balls and divide between two baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork to form a criss-cross pattern.  
  3. Bake until the cookies are set and just turning golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.