3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are easy to make and pack a good peanut buttery punch.

I’ve backed off of all sugars in a big way so far this year and I’m feeling really great. But into every life, a little sugar sneaks…

Clean Eating 3 Ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies

With the holiday coming up, I did this recipe as a test run for Mini Chef. But the problem with doing a test batch of cookies is that inevitably, you end up snacking on them. In this case, Mini Chef beat me to the punch. He snuck a bunch when I wasn’t looking. And right before dinner!!! The little stinker…

But I guess I can’t really blame him. Leave a bunch of cookies out on the counter in the same room with a momentarily unsupervised 6 year old and a few cookies are likely to disappear. Needless to say, the rest were stored away up high and out of reach. But it was all worth it to see that impish little grin on his face. I swear that kid has me wrapped up tight around his little finger, and there’s just nothing I can do about it. But at least we got a good giggle out of the whole situation. Not much dinner was eaten that night, but the giggles were a good ab workout.

I should also mention that I adapted this recipe. It originally came from Give Me Some Oven. She got more cookies out of the batch than I did, but mine turned out on the small side, so I made them bigger and fewer. If you want little ones, then you’ll probably get the same yield she did (24-36). These were yummy! Crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Delish!


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Clean Eating 3 Ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 133kcal


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sucanat (or coconut sugar - + extra for rolling)
  • 1 large egg


  • Blend all ingredients together in a bowl using a spoon. It won't seem like dough at first, but just keep mixing. It'll get there.
  • When you have a nice thick dough, spoon a walnut-sized piece of dough into your hands and roll into a ball.
  • Roll the ball in the extra sucanat and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Press the cookie down with a fork.Bake at 350 F. for 13-15 minutes. They should be a nice, golden brown when finished.
  • Allow these to cool completely. They will fall apart while still warm.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. These sound great! Please check with your child’s school, though, for possible peanut butter restrictions there. Just a thought!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Barbara – Absolutely! Thankfully, we don’t have any peanut allergies in his classroom.

  2. I don’t have any sucanant or coconut sugar on hand only stevia, would that work or should I get the sucanant?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Julia – If you are only mixing the stevia in and not rolling the cookies in it, you could probably get away with it. But I have no idea how much to use. You’d have to google a stevia conversion chart.

  3. It’s been challenging finding dessert recipes with minimal sugars. Looking forward to more of your recipes. Appreciate your work.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Marsha – Thanks so much!

  4. HI thanks for the recipe…been craving peanut butter cookies! I was wondering if by peanut butter you mean natural peanut butter? and have you used Sesame butter or almond butter? Did they turn out just as tasty?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Natalie – Yes, natural peanut butter with nothing added. Just peanuts and maybe some salt. I have not tried other butters, sorry.

  5. Is there anything else I could add to this recipe such as nuts, oats, quinoa, hemp seeds, etc?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Linsay – Sure! But I wouldn’t add too much or the dough may have a harder time sticking together.

  6. Tried these tonight and loved them! Perfect amount of gooey /crispness. I used a half cup of ‘better than peanut butter’ and half cup of real pb. Thanks so much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rose – I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  7. Is it a cup each of the sugars or a cup of either?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ammiee – 1 cup of either. (2 cups of sugar would be way too much.) Enjoy!

  8. Hello! I was looking for simple recipe for cookie and thus recipe seems just perfect. One thing I don’t have is the sugar you mentioned. I only have light brown sugar. Do you think it will work?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jeong – It won’t be clean, but it should work.

  9. Do you think this could work with PB Fit?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Marisa – Sorry, I don’t know what that is…

  10. Can organic cane sugar be used in place of the coconut sugar? Is that clean? Also, does the sucanat have a coconut-y- taste? Thank you in advance.

    1. Ashley – Organic cane sugar is simply organic, processed sugar. So it’s not clean. Sucanat would be closer to a brown sugar in flavor. Coconut sugar and Sucanat are not the same thing. But even coconut sugar doesn’t taste much like coconut in my experience. At least not when it’s mixed in with other things. Sucanat is unprocessed sugar, which is what you want if your goal is to eat clean. Keep in mind, you still want to limit your consumption. At the end of the day, sugar is sugar.