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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.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies stacked on a wire rack
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If you are looking for a really simple recipe with amazing results, this is the cookie recipe to try. The ingredients might be lacking but the flavor isn’t. These easy cookies are fun to make with the kids for the holidays or for any occasion.

We love making cookie recipes because of the many ways that they can be made. You may even love these Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies or Easy Red Velvet Cookies because of how simple they are to make.

Why Make this Recipe:

We love these 4 ingredient cookies because all the ingredients are combined in one bowl and then baked to perfection. These cookies are perfect for a last minute gathering or when you need a sweet treat.

The soft texture with the crispy edges makes this cookie a family favorite.

If you love peanut butter as much as I do, make this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge or Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.


Ingredients needed - sugar, peanut butter, cocoa powder, egg
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Large Egg

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.


  • Roll in Sugar – You could roll these into the sugar before baking to give them that extra glisten.
  • Chocolate Chips – Feel Free to mix in chocolate chips to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
  • Melted Chocolate – Another family favorite is to drizzle with melted chocolate after the peanut butter chocolate cookies have finished baking.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then line baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
Combining the ingredients together in a bowl with a spatula

Step 1 – Stir the ingredients together until blended in a large bowl.

Rolling the dough into balls

Step 2 – Roll into 1″ balls (or use a cookie scoop).

Pressing fork into cookie dough to make the criss cross pattern

Step 3 – Then gently press down to slightly flatten with a fork.

Cooling the baked cookies on a cooling rack

Step 4 – Bake the Cookies for 12 minutes. Allow them cool on the cooling racks for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Tips:

  • Combining the Ingredients – We combined with ingredients with a spoon or you can mix with a electric mixer or stand mixer. Just make sure the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Cookie Dough Balls – To make sure the cookie dough balls are about the same size, use a cookie scoop. You can also use a spoon and gently roll into balls as well.
  • Pattern on Cookies – We used a fork to get the classic look of peanut butter cookies on these chocolate peanut cookies. Just press the fork on the dough in criss cross pattern.
  • Chill Dough – This cookies prep time is less than 10 minutes. So there is no need to chill the dough before baking. Just mix, roll into balls and bake.
  • Cool Completely – We recommend to cool cookies completely before serving and storing.
  • Measuring Cookies – To ensure your cookies have a soft texture, use a measuring cup to measure the ingredients.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacked on a plate

What is the Best Peanut Butter to Use?

When we make this recipe, we use regular creamy peanut butter like Skippy, Jif or Peter Pan. You can use natural peanut butter to make these cookies.

Just make sure to stir the peanut butter while in the jar because the oil settles on top of the peanut butter. This prevents your cookies from being runny.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, this cookie can be prepared ahead of time. Cool the baked cookies and store until ready to serve.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store your leftover peanut butter flavor cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, these cookies can be placed in the freezer. After baking cookies, place on baking sheet and place in the freezer. Freeze for about an hour, then place the cookies in a freezer bag or container. This allows you to take out individual servings.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies stacked

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

5 from 6 votes
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 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 99


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
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  • 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)
  • Roll in the sugar.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and then press down with a fork twice.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Allow them cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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. Rebecca Dandy says:

    5 stars
    I can’t believe that these turned into cookies with such simple ingredients.I think I’ll be making them every week!!

  2. Carrie says:

    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.

  3. Judy Zeigler says:

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