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3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated on June 30, 2013

Easiest-Ever Peanut Butter Cookies!

These cookies use only three ingredients, are gluten-free, and couldn't be simpler or faster to put together! All you need is some peanut butter, an egg, and brown sugar to make them up.

Ready to make delicious peanut butter cookies? Read on!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: About 20 medium-sized cookies.
An egg, a cup of brown sugar and a cup of peanut butter is all you need to make these cookies. I used peanut butter with honey for an extra bit of deliciousness.
An egg, a cup of brown sugar and a cup of peanut butter is all you need to make these cookies. I used peanut butter with honey for an extra bit of deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter, (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Put all ingredients in a bowl at once. No need to be neat!
  3. Mix - either by hand or with a stand mixer - until combined and smooth. The mixture should be slightly crumbly and firm enough to roll into balls.
  4. Place teaspoon-sized balls on two non-stick baking trays and press down in a criss-cross pattern with a fork.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies form a thin crust on top.
  6. Allow to cool and then remove carefully from tray. Cookies should be chewy with a crispy crust. Enjoy!
Add all your ingredients to the bowl at once. No need to be delicate about it! There's no creaming butter and sugar or anything complicated with this recipe!
Add all your ingredients to the bowl at once. No need to be delicate about it! There's no creaming butter and sugar or anything complicated with this recipe!
Mixing your peanut butter cookies in a stand mixer is faster, but you can do it by hand if you haven't got one.
Mixing your peanut butter cookies in a stand mixer is faster, but you can do it by hand if you haven't got one.
Your dough should be well-combined and slightly crumbly, easy to roll into balls.
Your dough should be well-combined and slightly crumbly, easy to roll into balls.
Press your cookies down with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. This will help them bake evenly and quickly.
Press your cookies down with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. This will help them bake evenly and quickly.

Peanut Butter Cookies are Good For You!

Peanuts are rich in lots of things that make you healthier and happier. These include:

  • Peanuts contain oleic acid, which helps lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • They contain magnesium, which aids in muscle and brain function, reduces inflammation and is all-round good for you!
  • They're chock-full of antioxidants.
  • Peanuts are rich in protein, iron, B-vitamins and vitamin E.
  • Peanut butter made from roasted peanuts is richer in antioxidants than plain peanuts!

How Did Your Gluten-Free 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Turn Out?

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      Firoz 3 years ago from India

      Excellent Butter Cookies. Keep sharing. Voted up.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      so easy? No flour at all? Awesome recipe !! However, i need to purchase some peanut butter and brown sugar. Gluten free cookies are rarely found at HP. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cecil Wilde 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      No flour at all! The peanut butter serves as flour and fat in these cookies. They turn out just like a regular chewy cookie once they're cooked and cooled. And they're delicious!

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      George A. Pepper 3 years ago from Philippines

      Excellent idea. Ill try this one, I hope it will turn great. Thanks for sharing this.

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      brenda12lynette 3 years ago from Utah

      I'm always on the lookout for a good gluten-free dessert recipe! I might have to try these out!

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      enigma 3 years ago

      just tried these; whipped up by hand. Better than the "regular" kind. Cookies are still chewy the next day even when left out. Kids and hubby loved them so no going back.

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      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      My mom has a gluten-intolerance so I'm always looking for recipes to share with her. This one looks so great. Pinning for later. Thanks :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Cookies are one of the things I miss--I will have to give these a try!

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