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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – Deliciously soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that are loaded with flavour, and are only 4 ingredients!

A scattered pile of 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies on parchment paper.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter lovers, I have the recipe for you. Today, I bring you my 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – yep, you only need 4 ingredients to make these cookies!

These soft and chewy cookies only require a few simple ingredients – peanut butter, sugar, one egg, and a little vanilla extract. They take 5 – 10 minutes to throw together, and about 10 minutes in the oven. Oh, and you only need one bowl and a spatula.

These are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make, and they are incredibly delicious!

Overhead shot of 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies on parchment paper.

To make these cookies, simply stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make a criss-cross pattern with a fork, then bake for 10 – 12 minutes. And you’re done!

A stack of 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies on parchment paper.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - Deliciously soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that are loaded with flavour, and are only 4 ingredients! #peanutbutter #cookies #cookierecipes

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Enjoy! 🙂

A stack of 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies on parchment paper.
5 from 6 votes
4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yields: 12 - 14 cookies
Calories: 173 kcal
Deliciously soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that are loaded with flavour, and are only 4 ingredients!
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter 250g
  • 1 cup caster/granulated sugar 200g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.

  2. Stir together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until combined.

  3. Using a small or medium scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking tray. Dip a fork in sugar, and flatten each cookie, making a criss-cross pattern.

  4. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. The cookies will be super soft, but they'll firm up as they cool! Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

The calories are an estimate only.

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    9th July 2017 at 1:12 am

    I have all those ingredients 🙂 Love making peanut butter cookies.

  • Reply
    Jeanette Whitfield
    13th July 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Oh my yum!!!
    Easy, breezy Cover Girl cookies =)
    Thank you!
    Jett

  • Reply
    ellen
    13th July 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Just love these! My mom has made them for years. No flour – so great – gluten free!

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    14th July 2017 at 4:45 pm

    When you say “peanut butter lover,” you’re totally talking to me right?? 😉 You know I love ALL of your PB recipes (just a bit more than your other recipes) bc of my PB LOVE! These cookies could not look more perfect. Also, it’s amazing and wonderful that these beauties are made with just 4 ingredients! Pinned, of course. Hugs!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      14th July 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! And of course 😉 xo

  • Reply
    janice busby
    14th July 2017 at 10:51 pm

    one cup caster sugar what is that?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      14th July 2017 at 10:52 pm

      1 cup (or 200g) of white sugar. Caster or granulated.

  • Reply
    Julie
    16th August 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I just made these and they are delicious! I really didn’t think that they could be that good without flour and they are THAT GOOD! 😉 They were also ridiculously simple to make. Thanks for my new go to peanut butter cookie recipe!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      16th August 2017 at 9:17 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoy them! 😀

  • Reply
    Angèle @ ACupofSprinkles
    9th October 2017 at 10:28 am

    I just found your blog through FoodYub and I’ve had a look at some of your cookie recipes and now I want to make them all !
    This one especially is going on my to try list !
    I’ll go have a look at your other recipes now 😉

    • Reply
      Marsha
      9th October 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment! I hope you enjoy my recipes 🙂

  • Reply
    Beau
    10th October 2018 at 4:37 am

    These tasted great – just the right amount of sweetness! My only challenge was that the cookies, even after cooling thoroughly, crumbled so easily… one easy bite was enough to make them fall apart very easily! Any idea what I may have done incorrectly in the process?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      10th October 2018 at 8:01 am

      Hi Beau! I’m sorry, I’m not sure why these cookies would crumble easily, I make them all the time. Make sure to fully combine all ingredients, the mixture can be a bit tough to mix depending on the peanut butter. Also, make sure not to over-bake.

      Sorry I wasn’t much help! Enjoy! 🙂

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