Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies

Easy holiday peanut butter cookie recipe

by Megan on November 13, 2012

One of my daughter’s favorite cookie recipes is the  3 ingredient peanut butter cookie. Peanut butter, sugar, and eggs are all stables in this household, and we are always ready (and willing), to whip up a fresh batch of  delicious cookies.

I made these festive cookies into spritz cookies because I wanted to play with my a new cookie press, but you can make them into balls and use the familiar crisscross pattern by pressing them with the tines of a  fork. Then add an optional little drizzle of some melted chocolate and a sprinkle of chopped peanuts, and they’re all dressed up for the season.

3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe

Either way, they are tasty, pretty, and perfect for the holidays!

Peanut Butter Cookies



  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • /2 cups semisweet chocolate chips-melted
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream  peanut butter and sugar, and eggs.
  3. Using a cookie press fitted with desired disk, press dough onto ungreased baking sheets about one inch apart.
  4.  Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or untill cookies are set and light golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and coolfor two minutes.
  6. remove to cookie rack and cool completely.
  7. For topping, melt chocolate . Place in a heavy plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner. Drizzle chocolate back and forth over cookie and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Let stand until chocolate is set.
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1 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes November 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

Love how you shaped them and dressed them up. Makes me want to get out my cookie press.

2 Katrina November 13, 2012 at 7:37 am

Yum, fun, love! I find my cookie press frustrating, because more often than not, it doesn’t work right or release the cookie as I want it to. I suppose it could be user error, but I’m pretty sure it just has its own issues. ;)
Love the idea of pb spritz cookies—and duh, chocolate, too! ;)

3 Barbara F. November 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Adding to to my Christmas cookie repertoire this year!!!! Love it, so easy, and so nicely decorated. xo

4 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! November 14, 2012 at 4:01 am

These look lovely Megan, but after Hurricane Sandy I don’t want to see peanut butter for a long time…LOL

5 eunice November 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Great page. I love everything shared here!

6 carrian November 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Megan, have you not received the knife?!!!

7 Blond Duck November 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I’ve always wanted to try those cookies! And my sprtiz maker!

8 Dari December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Is it possible to reduce sugar if my peanut butter already had lot of it?
Thanks for great idea!

9 Nina December 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

Can there be anything easier than this???lol. lovely recipe….am bookmarking it:)

10 Marissa - Hip & Healthy Kids December 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Great recipe. I lost one batch though due to using organic peanut butter that didn’t have any oil additives. I had to switch gears and use a peanut butter that contained palm oil to get the consistency of a batter. Now if only I could get the peanuts and chocolate drizzle on before my son continues to devour them. :)

11 stephchows December 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

OMG, in love, I have a soft spot for peanut butter and these look simply perfect!

12 foodwanderings December 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I didn’t make spritz cookies this holiday season. Yours look super perfect. I only started baking cookies in recent years and slowly getting into the rhythm of it. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family a happy New Year.

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