3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

A batch of twelve peanut butter cookies on a baking tray ready to cook.

These 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies are super easy to make and packed with protein. They are perfect for high-energy activities, like camping, hiking, or fishing. They also make a wonderful after-school snack or easy evening dessert.

Peanut butter is a common go-to when looking for a protein boost. These cookies are packed with peanut butter in a much easier to carry form while hiking, camping, or engaging in activities outdoors, instead of a jar. The recipe is so easy that kids can even make them.

The recipe states that the sugar is from ½ cup to 1 cup based on your preference. While researching and testing this recipe we found a variance. Both measures work out well, making this recipe very resilient and easy to adjust based on your sweetness preference.

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Cookie dough on a baking tray with a fork being used on one of them the create the hatch top.
A normal kitchen fork is used to give the standard hatching shape on the top of the cookie.
Close up view of an uncooked cookie after it has had the fork crisscross done.
After doing the fork crisscross on the top of the biscuit it is ready to bake.
Cooked peanut butter cookies sitting on a tray.
Once cooked the peanut butter cookies need to rest on the tray to cool and set a little before they can be moved to the cooling rack to completely cool.
The peanut butter cookie dough sitting in a stainless bowl.
The cookie dough is firm and moist, yet still soft and shapeable.
Looking down on a batch of peanut butter cookies cooling on a wire rack.
The final stage of cooking is done on a cooling rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
A batch of twelve peanut butter cookies on a baking tray ready to cook.
These peanut cookies don’t spread but still give them some space to cook evenly.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

A batch of twelve peanut butter cookies on a baking tray ready to cook.
These 3 Ingredient peanut butter cookies are super easy to make and packed with protein perfect for high-energy activities.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 18 Servings
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  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ to 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg


  • baking tray(s)
  • fork


  • Preheat the camp oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees C). Line the baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a bowl combine the peanut butter, sugar, and egg.
  • Take about 1 tablespoon worth of dough and roll it into a smooth ball. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Place the balls on the baking tray and press them down with a fork. Turn the cookies 90 degrees and press down with the fork again.
    Tip: The dough doesn’t spread when baked so the size and shape they go into the oven are how they will come out.
  • Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit on the tray for 2 minutes to set before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 13IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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