Monday 4 March 2013

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

To me, these are the PERFECT peanut butter cookies.  They are soft and chewy (even after they have cooled) and SUPER easy.  I threw them together in a matter of minutes, and 20 minutes later we were munching on warm home-made cookies!

To be fair, I added chocolate chips - which does knock these up to five ingredients, but they are optional, for you peanut butter purists out there!

The Ingredients:

  1. Mix together 1 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar* and 1 egg.  If you want, add 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  2. Roll/drop into walnut sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  I then put them in the freezer for five minutes, because they were really soft, and I didn't want them spreading too much. For the classic peanut butter cookie look, press lightly on top with a fork.
  3.  Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.  I like them soft, so I took them out at the first hint of light-brown! Makes about 24 cookies.
That's it - really as simple as 1-2-3 - but so much more tasty!

*NOTE: I was out of brown sugar, so I measured out white sugar and then mixed a heaping teaspoon of molasses into it.  You just have to work it in with the back of a spoon, and eventually you'll get brown sugar!

(Original recipe from Starting out: An Essential Guide to Cooking on Your Own by Julie Van Rosendaal


  1. gluten free, only a few ingredient... Yes a must try. Thanks

  2. Sounds yummy and simple! I bet my children could help make these. Thanks.

  3. They are delicious, ladies! Would love to hear how they turn out and if you love them as much as we do!

  4. These sound wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this simple recipe that I can let my little girls make on their own!