How to Make Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

I could recite the recipe AND bake these Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies in my sleep.  Undoubtedly, I can also post this recipe in my sleep because it’s 4:00 am and yes, I was awakened at 3:00 am with this recipe swirling around in my head!   It’s the only peanut butter cookie that I ever bake.

The miracle?  There’s more than one!  First of all, there is no flour in this cookie.  Nope.  None.  Nada.  Secondly, they always come out perfectly!  Every time!  You can’t mess up this cookie!  Thirdly (I’m sounding all preachy this morning), my grandchildren love them!  Kid tested, kid approved – works for me!

Not only do my grandkids love these cookies, but this has always been my go-to cookie when my children were growing up. Seems I always have peanut butter, sugar, and eggs on hand.

Whether you need an after-school snack for the kids or one for yourself, these cookies are easy to make. As I said earlier, these cookies always turn out perfectly.

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies

Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 T water


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine peanut butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well with a large spoon.
  3. Stir in beaten egg, water and vanilla.
  4. The recipe calls for rolling the dough into little balls, but that takes too long. I just place them on an ungreased cookie sheet with a tablespoon.
  5. Flatten with a fork dipped very lightly in water (so the fork doesn't stick to the dough).
  6. At this point, if it's Christmas, I sprinkle with glistening sugar sprinkles. As for the rest of the year, I leave them unadorned.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet onto a wire rack. Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk
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  1. Ive made Peanut Butter cookies like that, delicious!

  2. YUM!!! I want to take a bite right off of the computer screen! Stopping by from SITS.

  3. I have made similar cookies in the past but mine did not have the vanilla or the water. But guess what, they will now! They were always kind of stiff. And what cookie doesn’t a bit of vanilla make better?

    My husband and son thank you, or at least they will when I make these on my night off work.

    • Amanda, these cookies always turn our perfectly. I’ve been making them since my grown children were little and now my daughter makes them for her children. Sometimes I will let them cool and dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate. Yum!

  4. I am not a cookie person (yes there are people that do not like cookies all that much, I am still quite normal though ;)), but this looks so doable, that I might try them. Pinning.

    • They have never failed me! I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but these always bring out the kid in me. I guess it’s because I love peanut butter.

  5. Baked these cookies after seeing your recipe and LOVE them!! Hubby & kiddos too 🙂
    So good & simple to make. (My kind of cookie)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. Yum! My sister & I used to make these as kids, but w/o the water and vanilla. Thanks for the reminder and trip down memory lane – will have to bust out the PB next time I feel like baking cookies. #throwbackthursdaylinkup
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  7. Yum-and so easy! These are one of my favorite types of cookies. I’m stopping by from Throwback Thursday. Thanks for sharing these!


    • Thanks for hosting. I used to be a co-host of another Throwback Thursday. So glad there’s a new one in town so that I can breath new life in those old posts that were never seen. 🙂

  8. These sound delicious and I cannot wait to try them! No flour that is amazing!

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  9. Hey there, dropping in from #ThrowbackThursdaylinkup. I can totally make these right now. I probably will. Sadly I’m on a diet but my husband and daughter can enjoy them! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  10. These look delicious! I have made a version of these cookies without the vanilla and water. I want to try these though and see if they are even better! Thanks for linking up on #throwbackthursdaylinkup!

    • Vanilla makes everything better! Truth be told, half the time I forget the water. And they always turn out perfectly. You girls sure are friendly over at Throwback Thursday! I appreciate you all stopping by and I’m looking forward to next time!

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