Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Here we go again. It seems like everything I’ve made in the past few days includes peanut butter. But I’m not complaining. And I know some of you aren’t either.


After yesterday’s more involved Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake recipe, I thought I’d share with you a simple recipe.  Because the truth is, when our family is craving a sweet, we rarely have the time to make a fancy 2-layer cake. We soooo enjoy those cakes when we do have them on special occasions, but normally our sugar cravings get satisfied with much simpler recipes.

Such as these pretty little cookies.

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You might be surprised but these Simple Peanut Butter Cookies are not only simple, but in some ways, they are kind of healthy. Please note that I said kind of.  Yes, there is some sugar, but these are gluten-free.  The actually have no flour in them at all.

So if you have an allergy or just are looking for something sweet, a few of these cookies can be very satisfying.  You can at least pretend that you are indulging yourself in a healthy snack.

Did I mention that these somewhat-healthy-cookies are only 4 ingredients?

Peanut Butter.


Baking Soda.

Brown Sugar.

You can whip them up in just a few minutes!


These cookies are soft when you take them out of the oven, so be sure to let them sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.


Sometimes my parents have a certain craving for something sweet. I’m not an adult, but I know that sweet craving comes a lot!  You know what that means…..baking time! These Simple Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect recipe to satisfy that quick sweet craving.


Would you rather have a quick and simple chocolate chip cookie recipe? Add in some chocolate chips.  Like raisins or nuts? Try adding those in…anything you think would be good! So get creative and whip up some of these simple cookies!

But watch out…this could be kind of dangerous……they are easily addicting!


Simple Peanut Butter Cookies
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Serves: 24
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine all ingredients until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a wire rack and cool completely.
Add in chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, or your choice!



  1. says

    You are such a wise little experimental baker!
    I bet these are delicious!
    No wheat! This is just great for me!
    I can’t wait to try this recipe, but I’ll have to tweak it a little……….
    1. I will grind my own peanut butter (regular peanut butter has too many other ingredients for my diet).
    2. I’ll try using a little ground flaxseed instead of eggs (another one of my many food allergies).
    3. I’ll try a different sweetener (100% pure maple syrup), as sugar is another no-no for me.
    Can’t wait to give this a try!
    Thank you for this wonderful idea!!
    Love you, Grandma Clark

  2. Lyn says

    Just got these in the oven, I didnt do it by teaspoon fulls though I did table spoons lol they look BIG, but dying to try em mmm delish

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