4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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

These 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, and crazy delicious!

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

Directions:

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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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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  1. Angie — January 26, 2016 @ 7:01 pm (#)

    This was an awesome recipe, thank you for posting this!  I’ve been snowed in (east coast blizzard) with my picky kids for 4 days, and slowly running out of snacks.  I didn’t know what to expect with a 3-ingredient recipe, but the kids loved these cookies!  Tasty, easy, no-fuss cookies in a pinch!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 27th, 2016 @ 7:55 pm

      Thank you Angie, we’re so glad you and your kiddos enjoyed these! We hope you guys are able to get out and about now (after four days, we can only imagine how stir crazy things might get)! :)

  2. Allison Nichols — February 10, 2016 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    I’ve made these several times and they are a huge crowd pleaser! I made these for a book club that got postponed. Will they last a week or should I freeze them? Thanks! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 10th, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

      Thanks for sharing Allison, we’re so glad to hear that! For best results, we would probably freeze these! We hope you and your book clubbers enjoy! :)

  3. Amirah — February 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm (#)

    I made these today for dessert and they were scrumptious. I did adjust the recipe by using half as much as sugar as was required and I left the cookies in to bake for about three minutes longer. I found they looks too uncooked after 8 minutes. When I took them out at the 11 minute mark the bottoms looked burnt, like charcoal. I was so disappointed but then when I took a bite the cookie was soft, sweet, and there was absolutely 0% of any burnt taste. So if you leave them in for too long, it’s okay! Loved this easy recipe. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 24th, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us Amirah — we’re glad you enjoyed them!

  4. Jacquelyn Brianne — March 11, 2016 @ 11:01 am (#)

    Have you tried a variation of this cookie without granulated sugar? Do you have a recommendation to make without or with an alternate sweetener? They sound great!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 11th, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

      Hi Jacquelyn! We haven’t, however, you could experiment with coconut or brown sugar (same amount). We’ve heard coconut sugar (similar in taste to brown sugar) typically works really well in cookies. We hope this helps!

  5. Theresa — April 14, 2016 @ 9:49 am (#)

    Hi – I really like your site. I will definitely try out a few recipes in the future. I just made these cookies and unfortunately they were too sweet for my taste. I used natural peanut butter, and had to bake a few minutes longer. I’ll try again in the future and try 1/2 cup of sugar. Thank you for the recipe, and all the best with your blog.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 14th, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

      Hi Theresa! Thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear the cookies were a little too sweet for you. We hope they turn out better next time! :)

  6. Ryleigh Livingston — June 7, 2016 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    These cookies i thought were going to work put but they were breaking apart and took way longer then sox to eight minutes to cook i do not recomend trying these 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 15th, 2016 @ 10:19 am

      We’re sorry you didn’t care for these Ryleigh! We’re not sure why they would have broken apart — do you mean they broke into pieces after you took them out of the oven?

  7. Marina — July 12, 2016 @ 12:25 am (#)

    These were great I sprinkled sugar on them before baking my family loved ypthem thank you for sharing your recipe

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 12th, 2016 @ 7:04 am

      We’re so glad they were a hit Marina! :)

  8. Amanda West — July 12, 2016 @ 7:47 pm (#)

    Thank you for saving me! 3 days I have been dying for PB cookies. The craving has driven me mad, I saw this and thought, thank goodness, something doable, not time consuming, not a long list of ingredients. It was perfect. I couldn’t even wait until they cooled down. I did use coconut palm sugar and did just a half a cup because I’m one of those weirdos that doesn’t like things that sweet. Took em out and sprinkled a tiny bit of coarse salt on top. Yum. Thank you. This was awesome! And just what I needed

    :)

  9. Ellen — November 13, 2016 @ 4:43 pm (#)

    Just made these! They are incredibly easy & so yummy!!! They will be a cookie I make often!!😍 
    Thank you!
    Elln

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 18th, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us, Ellen — we’re so happy you liked them!

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