Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

When you read that something is this simple, you tend to question. Really? Just three ingredients? How good can they be?

In one word: wonderful!

Plus you don't have to have a lot of ingredients on hand (or expensive ingredients on hand) and they only take a few minutes.

I had read several recipes around the Internet about 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, but people kept adding other ingredients. Some wanted vanilla or chocolate chips or ... other things that makes them not 3-ingredient cookies anymore.

So here's the "this actually makes sense" version of 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies.

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine the three ingredients in a bowl.

3. Drop by spoonfuls onto the sheet. You should get about 12 little cookies. They will cook faster and more evenly the flatter they are, so go ahead and make the criss-cross pattern in the top if you'd like.

4. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, watching carefully toward the end. The bottoms will get brown and crispy but the tops will stay warm and gooey.

5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Pour a glass of cold milk while you wait.

This recipe is perfect for our two-person household because it's just enough for a two-day treat. We didn't overindulge in a great big package of cookies, but satisfied our craving for sweets and peanut butter.

You can use creamy or chunky, depending on your personal taste. I've only tried it with creamy because that's what we had on hand.


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