4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

December 10, 2013 by Ali

These 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are super easy to make, and are sure to satisfy those chocolate peanut butter cravings!

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Ok guys, I wasn’t planning to post this recipe, since it’s basically just adding one ingredient to my favorite 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies that I posted last holiday season. But this peanut buttery chocolatey goodness was too good not to share.

And my friend swore that these were “pretty much his favorite cookies EVER”.

And come on — just 4 ingredients? Hard to beat.

So what’s a blogger to do?

Well, of course.

Blog them. ;)

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Actually, these cookies also extra-special today because they are my contribution to a virtual baby shower (make that a double baby shower for twins!!) that a bunch of food bloggers have joined together to throw for my friend Bev.

For those of you who have never experienced the Bev-ness of Bev Cooks, you’d better hop over to her beautiful and hilarious blog right now to experience it for yourself. She’s bright, she’s witty, she’s a hard worker, and she’s a rockstar cook.

But beyond that, Bev is a fellow Kansas City-an (do we actually call ourselves that?!) and used to live just a mile away from me before I moved downtown. I’m totally grateful to count her as a friend in town and a fellow blogging compadre, and am super excited about these two little buns in the oven that she’s a-cookin’ right now! Bev has candidly and bravely shared on her blog about how she and her husband struggled for years with infertility. But I’m ridiculously grateful that her story has had a happy ending, and that she and Aaron are now expecting twins!!! That’s right. A little boy and girl are about to make their grand entrance into the Weidner family, and I cannot wait for the stories and photos and baby posts that are to come. I have no doubt that cuteness will abound — both with the kiddos and their always charming mama. And I can’t wait to hear Bev’s fabulous take on it all.

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BUT, when it comes to food and cooking, the one thing about Bev is that she’s nnnnnnnot so much into the whole desserts thing. Every now and then some sweets will sneak their way onto her blog. But for the most part, Bev is a savory girl after my own heart.

But I figured that some 4 ingredient cookies (really — two of the four are “savory” Bev!!) might fit the bill, even for a not-so-desserty friend. They are super easy to make and — at least in my experience — a total crowd-pleaser of a recipe. Here’s the how to:

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Basically, you combine the first three ingredients — PB, sugar and egg — in a bowl and stir until combined. You can use an electric stand mixer, or I chose to burn a few extra calories and do it by hand. ;) Easy peasy. 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | gimmesomeoven.com

Add in those chocolate chips, and stir until combined.

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Then roll the dough into balls, and place on a baking sheet.

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Use your fingers to flatten each dough ball a bit, since they won’t really rise when baking. And if you want an extra little food styling tip, press a few extra chocolate chips onto the top of each dough ball before baking for some extra chocolate chip-y goodness.

Bake for about 6-8 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies begin to slightly harden…

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…and then dive in. Well, the recipe says to let them cool on a wire rack. But no one really listens to that part, right?!

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Happy baby shower to you, Bev! Mwah!!

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 24-36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1 cup sugar (plus extra for dipping if desired)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with [parchment paper|.

Using an electric mixer or a strong spoon, mix together the peanut butter, white sugar, egg and chocolate chips until smooth.

Form dough into round tablespoon-fulls. Then roll in an extra bowl of sugar, if desired, to coat the outside of the dough ball. Place on the baking sheet at least 2 inches apart, and flatten slightly with your hand or a spatula. If desired, place a few extra chocolate chips on top of each cookie for extra delicious (and attractive) chocolate-ness.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly browned on the bottom, being careful not to over-bake. Remove and let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Be sure to also check out the other of the recipes for Bev’s virtual baby shower:

Appetizers
Bacon Cotija Guacamole from Gaby Dalkin
Gruyère Gougères from Shaina Olmanson
Lemon Risotto Tarts from Kelly Salemi
Goat Cheese Crostini with Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers from Liz Della Croce
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites from Aggie Goodman
Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread from Laurie McNamara
The Fastest Appetizer Ever from Brooke McLay
Apple Pear Tart – Two Ways from Sarah Glyer

Drinks
Chocolate Chai Frappe from Brandy O’Neill
Cherry Chocolate Kiss Smoothie from Amy Flanigan
Cranberry Sorbet Bellini – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic from Megan Keno
Peppermint Mocha Affogato from Christina Lane
toasted marshmallow cream hot chocolate from Jessica Merchant
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather Christo

Salads
Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts from Rachel Gurk
Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad from Tracy Benjamin
Brussels Sprout Salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing from Katie Unger
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad from Lisa Thiele
Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing from Heather Disarro
Winter Citrus Salad from Catherine McCord

Entrees
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Sausage Pasta from Heidi Larsen
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna from Joanne Ozug
cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks from Lauren Grier
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup from Kevin Lynch
Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard from Brandi Evans
Sausage and Red Pepper Quiche from Tasty Kitchen
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese from Julie Deily

Desserts
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Averie Sunshine
Glazed Dulce de Leche Pound Cake from Meagan Micozzi
Mississippi Mud Pie Brownie Ice Cream from Megan DeKok
Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups from Shelly Jaronsky
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies from Ali Ebright
Sweet Potato Creme Brulee from Brian Samuels
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Mint Cookies from Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce from Jackie Dodd
Red Velvet Hi Hat Cookies from Kristan Roland
Double Chocolate Panini from Kathy Strahs

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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59 thoughts on “4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

  1. I made these cookies using (1) chocolate PB2 (powdered PB, only 40 calories for TWO TABLESPOONS!), (2)one egg, (3) Truvia instead of sugar (I used about 5-8 small packages of the Truvia, and saved one to sprinkle on top) and (4) Caroub chips and chopped pecans.

    The mix was a bit wetter than what the picture showed, but I baked them in the oven and they turned out PHENOMENAL. Also with half the calories due to the swaps of PB and sugar. :-)

    - Sheena

  2. Hey there! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the
    bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

    - google.com

  3. I made these this morning with natural peanut butter (so just ground peanuts) and they turned are delicious! My 2 year old lives them! I’ll have to try them with almond butter next time. Thanks for the recipe :)

    - Anna

  4. I used kraft peanut butter, I was shocked how much oil was in the biscuit mix

    - Sandy

  5. These look perfect and delicious!Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combination.I will definitely be trying these.

    - Stephanie Kowal

  6. I love the cookies very sweet though it seems like a lot of sugar in them and to coat them in it just made them they aee good but really sweet they just came out of the oven

    - Ashley

  7. I love to use minimal ingredients! Can I make these without adding sugar?

    - Caroline

  8. I haven’t tried yet and I hoping I can use this recipe to make a nut-free batch of chocolate chip cookies for my daughter’s school’s bake sale. Is it possible to leave the PB out and turn this into a chocolate chip cookie? Please reply ATM.

    - Jennifer

    • I am not sure if you still need this, but taking out the peanut butter will result in sugary egg with chocolate chips. It would probably be better to find another recipe altogether for actual chocolate chip cookies.

      - Katy

  9. They worked out yummy for us but they didn’t look like that. Mine spread out because they seemed wetter then the one in the picture. Any suggestions?

    - Laura

  10. These look wonderful. Any recipe which is that easy to make should be a favourite in most households!

    - KayleneP @ The Links Site

  11. I just took these cookies out of the oven about 10 minutes ago. For me, they are very soft and fall apart. They won’t hold together like a cookie. Is that because I used a egg whites in replace of an egg?? Is it the yolk that keeps the egg together?? These sound delicious, and I still have some dough left over. If you could help me make this into a cookie, I would be so grateful!

    - Rochelle

  12. these look amazing

    - Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

  13. Oh. My. I MUST try these little babies (cookies)! :)

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  14. This is my kind of baking!! :) love this cookie, yum!!

    Thanks so much for being part of Bev’s special celebration Ali!

    - Aggie

  15. Itty Bitty baby cookies in only 4 ingredients. I LOVE IT!

    - Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker}

  16. Hi
    We made them today, twice!
    We found out that it was too sweet for us so we made the second time with 1/2 of the suger and added outmeal to ger the dry texture of the mix. So it was 5 ingredients but they are so tasty for us now! Thanks!

    - Inbal Weisman

  17. Do these cookies with homeade peanut butter or almond butter?

    - Clara

  18. we make the same ones – LOVE how easy they are! and totally wish I was a fellow Kansas City friend so we could all hang out and drink too much coffee and eat all these cookies :)

    - brandi

  19. 1) 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies—–

    Honey Roasted Peanut butter (because it’s already sugary) + Eggs + Chocolate Chips

    2) 2 ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies—–

    A Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup + Eggs

    3) 1 ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies—-

    A Reese’s Peanut Butter EGG

    Bam!

    - Stephen

  20. Lol, I definitely don’t wait until “cooled on a wire rack” – and your amazing photos demonstrate why! Too good to wait! :-)

    - Kathy - Panini Happy

  21. Love quick and easy cookies like these – perfect for those late night cravings :)

    - Lisa [With Style & Grace]

  22. These cookies are genius Ali! They look so soft and perfect :)

    - Laurie {Simply Scratch}

  23. Ali, this is perfect timing. I want to take cookies to my mechanic when I get my oil changed because he’s the best! These will be perfect – thanks! BTW – love your new kitchen.

    - Cate's Aunt Moe

  24. LOVE so much, Ali! xoxo

    - Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

  25. I’m glad you shared these. They look great! Bookmarked!

    - Bri

  26. I’ve never seen a cookie recipe without flour before. Need some eggs so I can try this recipe! Thanks so sharing!

    - Pamela Baker

  27. Wow these look perfect and delicious! Can’t wait to make these.

    - Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina

  28. I’m a savory fan all the way too, but throw some peanut butter and chocolate in the mix and I’ll go nuts. These look incredible!

    - Heather

  29. This is a DANGEROUS DANGEROUS recipe for me to have!

    Did I mention Dangerous?

    - Cookbook Queen

  30. Thanks for turning me onto Bev today! She is hilarious and has a beautiful blog (like you!!) I sent her good mojo for her upcoming delivery (I have twins also). She looks like she is going to be a FAB mom and I wish her the best! Hope she keeps blogging after the babies arrive!!

    Amanda Baker

    - amanda

  31. These look so delightful. With one little addition to the 3-ingredient recipe it’s taken on a whole new life.

    - Shaina

  32. You are the queen of recipes using minimal ingredients…love this! :)

    - Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

  33. Aliiiii! UGH, these cookies. Why are you not one block away from me still?

    Ya know, in my CONDITION, I’ve been known to funnel down a few cookies. So these fit the bill. And my belly. And life.

    Thank you so much for being a part of today’s incredible surprise! I’m a complete mess. I love it.

    oxoxo!

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  34. Sa-Weet!! I hope you made a double batch because these are obviously the crowd-pleaser cookie on this virtual sweet table. Pinned!

    - Aimee @ Simple Bites

  35. This is the perfect dessert for a savory lover. It’s easy and has just the right amount of sweet and salt! PS Asher just said “Cookie!” when I opened this page – lol.

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  36. Yay for Bev! I wish I lived close to you two!

    - DessertForTwo

  37. These look like little heaps of warm, gooey, PB love. Gorgeous pics, and what a sweet shower. Congrats to Bev!

    - Erin | The Law Students Wife

  38. Now this is my kind of cookie, Ali!! I need to try my hand at flour less cookies one day.

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  39. Adore these! Happy shower, Bev!

    - cassie

  40. Love these cookies! One bowl and 4 ingredients is a major win!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  41. LOVE these! I want a dozen!

    - Maria

  42. Happy Baby shower to Bev! I am so excited for her! And these cookies look awesome!

    - Tieghan

  43. YUM! I am all for easy dessert recipes involving peanut butter and chocolate!

    - Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate

  44. Whoa, these photos are amazing!
    Incredible recipe.
    Might have to try it for girl’s night this weekend. :)
    zozo | atelier zozo

    - zozo