Ever just crave something sweet on a Saturday afternoon? Or maybe you want to share a no-fuss dessert with your family at Sunday dinner?

Growing up I remember my mom and day baking cookies on the weekends on occasion. Sometimes I’d assist, too. I dream of that scent!

Nowadays, I LOVE to bake. I find a lot of joy in baking, and much prefer it to cooking any day. I don’t always get the time to do it, so I resort to easy and quick dessert recipes.

This is literally the easiest cookie recipe I know!

It’s just 3 ingredients, only takes a few minutes to bake, and can easily be an activity to do with kids. My toddler enjoys making the criss-cross marks the most.

First, you mix 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup white sugar, and 1 egg until well-mixed and smooth.

Then you form 1 inch balls and place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper.

Using a fork, imprint a criss-cross pattern onto the top of each cookie while flattening them slightly. Then sprinkle a little sugar on top of each.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy with smiles and a cold glass of milk OR serve WITH dinner!

3-Ingredient Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

The easiest peanut butter cookie recipe you'll ever make!
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Form 1-inch ball of dough and place on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
  • Using a fork, imprint a criss-cross pattern into the dough while flattening slightly.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top of each cookie.
  • Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.