Now that most of us are stuck at home, it seems that baking has become the perfect solution to boredom and isolation. With only four ingredients, these peanut butter cookies are a great option for a quarantine treat. Plus, they are quick and simple to make. So once all of this craziness ends and we go back to our usually busy lives, they'll still be a go-to cookie. 

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:18
  • Easy


  • 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Claire Mulhollem
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Step 2

    With an electric mixer, beat sugar and peanut butter until well mixed.

  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, beat the egg and add the baking soda.

  • Step 4

    Add the egg and baking soda mixture to the sugar and peanut butter and beat well.

    Claire Mulhollem
  • Step 5

    Make large teaspoon sized balls of dough (or slightly bigger if you're wanting bigger cookies) and place one inch apart on the baking sheet.

    Claire Mulhollem
  • Step 6

    Using a fork, make criss cross patterns on the cookies and flatten them out.

    Claire Mulhollem
  • Step 7

    Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are a light golden color.

    Claire Mulhollem
  • Step 8

    Cool cookies and then enjoy!

    Claire Mulhollem