I don’t know about your family, but my girls love to cook…especially if it involves baking something sweet. In fact, one of our most recent favorites has been a 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe. The original recipe calls for 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg, but I’ve personally found them too sweet for my taste. Plus, I’m not a huge fan of using that much sugar in anything!
So…we attempted to make them a little healthier by using natural peanut butter (without any extra ingredients) and honey.
This somewhat healthier 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is actually pretty tasty, but the cookies are fairly crumbly. (Even when you use regular sugar, they are a little crumbly.) The girls do like that these are so easy to make, and they make a great cooking project for kids and a quick afternoon snack.
Keep in mind that if you are used to eating regular sugar, these might not seem sweet enough. You could probably add a little extra honey if that’s the case. These will be a little more moist and chewy than a “normal” 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie. I’ve found adding a few chocolate chips can add a little extra sweetness that my girls enjoy, too!
3 Ingredient (Healthier) Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 egg
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (can sub almond butter)
- 1/3 cup honey
- Sprinkling of chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
- 1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2) Combine peanut butter, egg, and honey. Add-in optional ingredients (chocolate chips, raisins, and/or vanilla) if you’d like.
3) Roll dough into small balls. Press down lightly with fork in a criss-cross fashion.
4) Bake for 6-8 minutes until the edges begin to brown.
5) Allow to cool for 10-20 minutes on the cookie sheet and enjoy!
Have you tried changing the 3-ingredients peanut butter cookie recipe from its’ original form (1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup peanut butter)? Feel free to share your favorite adaptations, too!