3-ingredient Gluten-Free Cookies

I was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease when I was 18 years old, and my mom set to work to find new recipes and ingredients that I would be able to eat without difficulty. This is one of the first recipes she tried! I don’t know where it came from originally, but I’ve been making it this way for…quite a few years!


3-ingredient Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 egg
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar


Mix all ingredients together.


Roll into balls and pat onto un-greased cookie sheets.


Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

And there you go!


Simple as that! And yummy! Even my full-of-gluten hubby likes them, and better than regular peanut butter cookies.

I’ve also added various items to these when I felt like a change. Chocolate chips, peanuts, crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy…you could add a variety of things!

Have you ever made 3-ingredient cookies? I’d love to hear about them!

80 thoughts on “3-ingredient Gluten-Free Cookies

  1. Looking at the list of ingredients, I never would have guessed that they’d actually look like a real cookie once baked. Amazing! Great recipe for those who can’t have gluten, and even for those of us who can.

  2. So many people have gluten sensitivity, it’s amazing. Just 10 years ago this was almost non-existent. So sad, but great that there are healthy recipes like this one for people having this particular illness.

  3. I’ve done this without the egg, too. It’s great when there’s nothing sweet to eat in the house! I’ve used oatmeal, peanut butter and sugar. I’m not sure if oatmeal has gluten or not since I’m not quite sure what gluten is!

  4. OMG! Thank you! I love quick and easy recipes.. You can’t get any better than this! LOL My hubby loves Peanut butter cookies. I’ll be making these tonight! πŸ™‚

  5. Three ingredients??? Now that sounds like my kind of baking! LOL! I’m not a big fan of peanut butter, but I do like almond butter. I may have to try it with the almond butter – hopefully it will turn out okay.

  6. Oh my! Amazing! I might have to try these sometime soon. πŸ™‚ Coincidentally, I’m doing an elimination diet right now to see if I have any sensitivities or not, so good timing! I just have to wait until I can introduce eggs back into my diet. Thanks for this!

  7. My aunt used to make these. They were good. I had forgot all about this recipe until now. Thanks for the reminder. Baking some today would be a great way to warm up my cold house!

  8. I’ve been making these for over 25 years and we call them Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies because there is no flour. It’s the only peanut butter cookie I make. I do add a tsp. of vanilla. Everyone that tries them likes them and I love how easy they are to make. Delicious!

  9. If you write a gluten-free cookbook for kids (and I think you should!) I think you should put this recipe in there because even kiddos can make it! I’m pinning it to my “children” board on Pinterest for that very reason.

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