Are you ready for an EASY but delicious cookie recipe? I think you will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe, because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe

If you are looking for a really simple recipe with amazing results, this is the cookie recipe to try. You only need 4 ingredients.

Yep…. Just 4 ingredients: Sugar, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and an egg. That is it.

The ingredients might be lacking but the flavor isn’t. 😉 These easy cookies are fun to make with the kids and are perfect to include in your kid’s school lunches for a yummy treat or in your Christmas cookies for the neighbors.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

I’m sure you can find a reason to make these easy cookies because you probably already have everything in your pantry.

Everyone loves the tasty combination of chocolate and peanut butter. It is delicious!

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

4 ingredients for chocolate peanut butter cookies

  • sugar
  • peanut butter
  • cocoa powder
  • egg

That is all! I told you this recipe was very simple.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

How to make chocolate peanut butter cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Line cookie sheet with a baking mat.

Stir the ingredients together until blended.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Roll into 1″ balls (or use a cookie scoop) then gently press down to slightly flatten.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Allow them cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

optional: You could roll these into the sugar before baking to give them that extra glisten.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Tips: 

If you are still scooping cookies with two spoons, you really need to get yourself some stainless steel scoops!

I have had mine for several years and I use them for all types of baking. I bought the 3 pack and used the smallest of the 3 scoops for these chocolate peanut butter  cookies (and almost all my cookies) and they were just the right size for adults and kids.

The other sizes are perfect for other recipes or meatballs and such. Trust me, they will get lots of use and are well worth the small investment.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

We have even used an ice cream scoop but I do prefer the smaller cookie scoops.

It is also a good idea to use a cooling rack. Place the cookies on racks to cool completely.

We also line baking sheets with parchment paper. This makes cleaning large baking sheets easier as well. You can also use silicone baking mats.

Our family loves these cookies and these simple steps make the recipe even easier. I can’t wait for you to try this recipe!

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

These easy chocolate peanut butter cookies are pure deliciousness!

Peanut butter fans will also enjoy this Reeses Pie Recipe. It’s loaded with lots of peanut butter, chocolate and more.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate are so frugal to make.

These cookies will not cost a fortune either. Make sure you stock up on Peanut butter when it goes on sale.  I’ll stack a coupon with a sale to get my peanut butter for less than $1 a jar! YUM!

I try to pick up peanut butter and other items for the pantry when I spot a sale. It is nice being able to grab the ingredients from my pantry  knowing they were purchased on sale.

We love simple recipes like this. In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Our family can enjoy a nice snack or dessert with very little time or money!

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

Other ideas to try with chocolate peanut butter cookies:

  • Peanut butter chips would be delicious in these cookies for even more peanut butter flavor.
  • Add chocolate chips if you really love chocolate.
  • Try white chocolate chips for a different flavor with the chocolate and peanut butter.
  • Make an ice cream sandwich with the cookies. This is amazing and so decadent.

If you love double stuffed cookies at the bakery but not the price, try making them at home. Whip up some easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe  and make your own at home in minutes. I will warn you though, they are super decadent with the icing.

These soft chocolate and peanut butter cookies make delicious cookie sandwiches. Give it a try!

It is really decadent and a great treat for something extra special. The frosting is oh so tasty with these soft chewy cookies.

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

You can freeze these cookies!

These do freeze great. You can mix them together and then scoop them onto your cookies sheet. Then freeze solid and place in a freezer bag. Now you have cookies to bake whenever you want fresh baked cookies.

You can also freeze them after you bake them. If you can avoid eating the whole batch you can make them last even longer by freezing them.

This is a great tip if you need cookies for the holidays, a party or anything in advance. You will save so much time by doing this early and still have delicious cookies to enjoy.

We do this frequently and it is such a time saver. It is so handy just grabbing what you need from the freezer. I often will make double just to have some for the freezer.

Give it a try and see how much time it saves you too!

You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.
You will love this easy Chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe because you only need 4 ingredients! It is so delicious and simple to make.

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4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Try these easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with only 4 ingredients! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies recipe will become your new favorite cookie!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 99
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Line cookie sheet with a baking mat.
  • Stir the ingredients together until blended.
  • Roll into 1″ balls (or use a cookie scoop) then gently press down to slightly flatten.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Allow them cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

optional: You could roll these into the sugar before baking to give them that extra glisten.

    Recipe Notes

    The ingredients might be lacking but the flavor isn’t in these chocolate peanut butter cookies.

    Nutrition Facts

    Calories 99kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 52mg, Potassium 79mg, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 10IU, Calcium 6mg, Iron 0.3mg

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    1. The chocolate peanut butter cookies look yummy, but I have an allergy to nuts, is there anything I can substitute for the peanut butter?

    2. Sorry, I have only made these with nut butters before. Maybe sunflower butter if you are not allergic to that but I haven’t tried it yet. Thank you.