Sunday, June 2, 2013

Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Five ingredients? This recipe caught my eye immediately! I love a good cookie but don't bake drop cookies very often because they take so much more time than bar cookies. These are a creation of Emily's, she at Sugar Plum. If you don't follow her blog, you should. She has the best recipes and they're all her own.

These cookies are quick and easy to make.  Emily suggest grinding the coconut in the food processor until it's fine.  My coconut seemed to just whirl and whirl around, never seeming to become fine.  No worries, it still worked great in the recipe.   Five Ingredient cookies are delicious and crispy.  I will be making these again!  Next time I may try nutella or biscoff spread instead of peanut butter!!

Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe Courtesy of Sugar Plum

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup egg whites or 1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups finely ground unsweetened flaked coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together peanut butter, sugar, and egg and until well combined - about 1-2 minutes.  Beat in baking soda until combined.  Beat in coconut until combined.

Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls.  Place on baking sheets, spacing about 3/4-inch apart.  Flatten balls making a criss-cross with a fork.  Sprinkle with a little sugar, if desired.  Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are golden around the edges, and crisp.  Cool 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 1 dozen cookies depending how big you make them.

I am linking this to On The Menu Monday and Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday!


  1. They sound simple and delicious. And I'll be sure to check out her blog!

  2. Sounds like a great cookie and interesting use of coconut:@)

  3. I love peanut butter cookies, and will give these a try. I am a new follower. Patsy

  4. I need to put unsweetened coconut on my market list. I was looking for a peanut butter cookie recipe last week and got distracted a made a peanut cookie. Will have to try these.

  5. Flourless peanut butter cookies are always my favoruite. This is a keeper.

  6. I just made peanut butter cookies last weekend for my grandsons who love them. I've never tried coconut in them before - love it!

  7. I love simple to prepare peanut butter cookies. A couple of cookies with a tall glass of cold milk almost heaven.

    Thanks for sharing it.


  8. I am a sucker for easy tasty recipes as this one!

  9. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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