Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

These are some of the easiest peanut butter cookies I’ve ever made. And a total new favorite.

And in writing Peanut Butter Comfort, I’ve made one or a bazillion peanut butter cookies.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

The cookies are super soft, very moist, and extremely chewy. The supreme chewy factor reminds me of Big Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies, but they’re way thicker and I love thick cookies.

The cookies are packed with rich, bold, peanut butter flavor. If you’re looking for very peanut buttery cookies, try these.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

The recipe is widely different than anything I’ve ever tried. It’s a one-bowl, no-mixer recipe that happens to be egg-free, butter-free, uses no brown or granulated sugar, and uses an ingredient you’d never guess: Original Bisquick™ mix.

Think of it as a 1-1-1-1 recipe. Combine 1 cup peanut butter, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 1 cup Bisquick. Impossibly easy with just four ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

Bisquick is the key ingredient for easy recipes like this that you can make ahead of time so you can spend holidays with your friends and family and not in the kitchen.

You can make the cookies in advance or what I like to do is mix up the dough and keep it chilling in the fridge for up to 5 days before baking or it keeps in the freezer for months. Then when you’re ready for totally oven-fresh cookies, pop a few dough balls in the oven and bake.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

You’d never suspect the cookies are made with Bisquick and just wait until you tell someone as they’re biting down into a cookie that said cookie is made with pancake mix. The look on their face is priceless.

If you don’t have Bisquick, I recommend Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Cookies, or Inside-Of-A-Peanut-Butter-Cup Cookies for options that taste similar to these, but there is no substitution for Bisquick in this recipe.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

I loved the cookies and couldn’t stop nibbling on them. The old-fashioned crisscross fork patterns, crinkles, and crevices just lure me in. The cookies are a tiny bit oily, but just think of all those healthy fats you’re getting from the peanut butter.

I kept telling myself that as I was pulling off crinkly chunk after chunk. Beyond good. Perfect actually.

Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies - Soft, chewy, and made with an ingredient you'd never guess! It works and they're perfect!!

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Easy 4-Ingredient Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

The cookies are impossibly easy and can be made in advance with ingredients you likely already have on hand. They're a total new favorite and are super soft, very moist, extremely chewy, and packed with rich peanut butter flavor. If you’re looking for very peanut buttery cookies, try these. It’s a one-bowl, no-mixer recipe that happens to be egg-free, butter-free, uses no brown or granulated sugar, and uses an ingredient you’d never guess: Original Bisquick™ mix. The old-fashioned crisscross patterns, crinkles, and crevices will lure you in. They're just perfect.

Yield: 11 med/large cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 13 to 14 minutes

Total Time: 3+ hours, for dough chilling

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter (Jif, Skippy, or similar; not natural - too runny, oily, and can separate)
one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup Original Bisquick™ mix

Directions:

  1. To a large mixing bowl add the peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and stir to combine.
  2. Add the Bisquick and stir to incorporate. Mixture will be very thick.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 11 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten about halfway by making crisscross marks using the tines of a fork. Dough may 'crack' a bit after you've pressed them down, it's okay.
  4. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 13-14 minutes (for super soft cookies, or longer for more well-done cookies) or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don't overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. The cookies take a few minutes longer than most cookies to bake and I suspect that's because it's a very moist dough from the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don't use a rack.
  6. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Recipe inspired by Betty Crocker

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  1. Made these cookies tonight for my partner and our roommates. They are delicious and simple. 

  2. Have you used the dry PB2 mix in any recipes?

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