Easy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies are simple to make and full of nutty, crunchy flavor! Enjoy with a tall glass of oat milk.

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Easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Let’s say you have a jar of peanut butter sitting in your pantry. Let’s also say that I told you that you could use said jar of peanut butter to make these crunchy and sweet cookies in less than 30 minutes. Get what I’m saying? If you don’t, let me just tell you: make the cookies.

This recipe requires only 4 ingredients, so you probably have all 4 of them already in your pantry and refrigerator. How much simpler could it be?

Easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

What you’ll need to make these easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies:

To make these peanut butter cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients.

-Coconut sugar

-Egg

-Crunchy, natural peanut butter

-Almond flour

Other granulated sweeteners can be substituted in to this recipe for coconut sugar. However, keep in mind that alternate sweeteners may be sweeter than coconut sugar and adjust measurements accordingly.

For the peanut butter, I chose to bake with a “natural” peanut butter. When I say natural, I mean that the only ingredients on the back of the peanut butter jar are peanuts and salt. This type of peanut butter is lacking added oils and emulsifiers which would result in a “no-stir” variety of peanut butter. I prefer to use natural peanut butter because I’d rather minimize the added oils in the foods that I eat if they’re not necessary.

If you choose to use a no-stir peanut butter in this recipe, decrease the almond flour from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup. Natural peanut butter tends to be thin and oily, so switching to the thicker no-stir variety means you can cut back on the flour.

Easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

How to make these easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies:

To begin, start by measuring and pouring the coconut sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl. Crack the egg in and whisk together. At this point, add the peanut butter and almond flour and mix all 4 ingredients together.

Next, grease a large baking sheet. Use a 1 1/2 tbsp scooper to scoop balls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes, then remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before using the back of a fork to press down on the cookies diagonally, making the signature cross marks of peanut butter cookies.

Easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Easy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

These easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies are simple to make and full of nutty, crunchy flavor! Enjoy with a tall glass of oat milk.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the coconut sugar and egg.
  • Add the peanut butter and almond flour, mixing in.
  • Grease a large baking sheet. Use a 1 1/2 tbsp scooper to scoop balls of the dough on to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before pressing down with a fork.
Keyword Cookies, Easy, Minimal Ingredients, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cookies


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