3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!!!

Yesterday, I was cooking at The Nashville Food Project with my friends when I spied Catering and Events Manager, Katie Duvien, pulling out two sheet pans of peanut butter cookies from the oven.

They smelled so good, I had to have a taste. Just a smidge, as my mother would say. I wasn’t the only one breaking off smidges.

“They only have three ingredients: one egg, one cup of peanut butter, and one cup of sugar,” said Katie. This easily-remembered recipe makes them perfect for scaling up in a commercial kitchen and at home.

After she recited the ingredients, I was already thinking about adding crunch by using a crunchy peanut butter. And why stop there? What about adding M&M’s, oats, or a Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss?

On my way home, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a container of all-natural crunchy peanut butter and a few ingredients for dinner. I prepped and baked the cookies while my Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes cooked in the oven.

These cookies make for a great quick dessert. A tip from my husband — if you are going to use all-natural peanut butter, you might want to consider adding a little salt to the top of the cookies before baking.

Yield: 12 cookies

Ingredients

1 egg
1 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar (could use half white and half brown sugar)
Optional: dot with M&M’s or chocolate chips on the top

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Add dough by the spoonful to a parchment-lined sheet pan. Use a fork to make the traditional crisscross marks on the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.

By the way, The Nashville Food Project caters events as a social enterprise. Katie and her crew of volunteers are always coming up with new ideas for boxed lunches for board meetings and luncheons across Nashville. Email her at katie@thenashvillefoodproject.org if your organization is interested in home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients. If you are interested in assisting with meal prep, sign-up at Hands on Nashville.

I spied them making these gorgeous spinach wraps yesterday.

Other fun recipes from The Nashville Food Project:

Oven-Roasted Strawberry and Rosemary Jam

Outrageous Roasted Rosemary Cashews
 

Popular fall desserts from the blog:

Marion’s Crazy Good Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Mrs. Walker’s Cranberry Nut Pie

Applesauce or Apple Pie?

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13 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!!!

  1. Jen Do you subscribe to Judy’s blog⁉️ She is neighbor, excellent tennis player, mother of MBA grads, and wife of one of Babo’s colleagues. Mimi

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  2. I love your posts! If I lived in Nashville, I’d most certainly be involved in The Nashville Food Project. Thank you for taking the time to help others, and for your informative & enjoyable blog! 😊
    Laurie in southern California

  3. Hi, Judy,

    Ooo, yum, you wrote another sweet and inspiring post!

    Knowing that you too have an eye for perfection (which you seem to achieve in so many wonderful things in life!), I can’t help but point out the teeniest little typo in today’s entry. First sentence, you’ve written National Food Project instead of Nashville Food Project. The hyperlink is correct, but the word came out wrong. Probably your typing program autofilled or you were dictating and it didn’t hear you clearly. Nevertheless, I just wanted to alert you.

    Love to you and Kelly both!,

    -Nancy

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