4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – Deliciously soft, thick, and chewy peanut butter cookies that are loaded with flavour, and are only made from four simple ingredients!
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 four simple ingredients to make them.
These soft and chewy cookies only require a few simple ingredients – peanut butter, sugar, one large egg, and a little vanilla extract. They take 5 – 10 minutes to throw together, and about 10 minutes in the oven.
These really are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make, and they are absolutely delicious!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Smooth peanut butter: Try using crunchy peanut butter for added… crunch!
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Large egg
- Vanilla extract
How to make 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
To make these cookies, grab a large mixing bowl, and mix together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until completely combined, and a big ball of dough is formed.
Using a small cookie scoop (about 1oz per ball), scoop the dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Dip a fork in sugar, and lightly flatten each cookie, making a criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. The cookies will be super soft, but they will firm up as they cool.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements. Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are:
- so quick and easy to throw together
- deliciously thick, soft and chewy
- LOADED with peanut butter flavour
- the best easy cookies for PB lovers!
How long will these cookies last? These cookies will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Want freshly-baked cookies every time? Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see! ♥
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Originally Published: July, 2017 | Updated: November, 2019