WEEKLY RECIPE with Bette Banjack — 3 ingredient cookies – The Mercury

WEEKLY RECIPE with Bette Banjack — 3 ingredient cookies – The Mercury

Everyone seems to have a lucky number — mine is a 3.

With most things, I like to interact and check to see if a 3 is included. So today I am sharing 3 recipes that all 3 have only 3 ingredients each. Better yet you most likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry.  On a day your “sweet tooth” acts up & there is nothing around — within 30 minutes you could have whipped up a treat.

For ALL 3 RECIPES — preheat the oven to 350-degrees.  All are baked for 12-13 minutes on a parament-lined baking sheet. Check that they do not burn.  When removing from oven allow cooling on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes.  Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

All 3 cookies freeze well or keep in an air-tight container.


1 egg

1 cup of sugar

1 cup peanut butter (store-bought best)

Combine all 3 ingredients until smooth.  Scoop or roll in 1” balls – place on a baking sheet.  If desired, form a crisscross pattern on top with a fork pressing down — how to repeat in opposite direction.  Makes 18 cookies.


2 large ripe bananas

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup chopped walnuts

Mix all 3 ingredients until combine well.   Scoop or roll in 1” balls.  Place on parament lined baking sheet. Makes 13 to 15 cookies.


1 cup creamy smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup/ golden syrup/or honey

1 cup chocolate chips

Combine 3 ingredients.  Cover bowl & freeze for 1 hour or refrigerate for 2 hours.  Make 12 balls of dough.

“Until Next Week”