My Kind of Cookie: The Genius of 3 Ingredients

August 5, 2014

Three ingredients, you heard it right.



  • 1 cup of peanut butter, smooth is best
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg



Mix these THREE ingredients in a bowl. It doesn’t even matter how you mix it because this is part of the genius. For the sake of argument, I will suggest a spoon and also recommend that you mix until the ingredients are well blended.

The dough will be a little wet at this point so rather than rolling the dough into balls, I use a spoon to pick up the dough (about 1 tbsp) and another spoon to push it off in a roundish blob onto parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. Also, I know you don’t believe that these little dreams will become full fledged cookies- just trust me. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar to get that traditional-tons of ingredients-peanut butter cookie-look and bake.

Bake for about 20 minutes at 325 or until lightly browned. Set a timer though, these cookies don’t want to be baked into desiccation.

Let them rest for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet and place on wire racks. As these cookies cool, they will get firmer.

Yes, that is all- the 3 ingredient cookie. Genius.



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  • Reply Malisa Caprio August 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    sounds delicious but at what temp do you cook them at??

    • Reply CMGF August 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Lol. That IS a super excellent question. Bake at 325 degrees. I have updated the post- thanks.

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