4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies + Chocolate Chips

These 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy, fast, and yummy! Add in chocolate chips or other favorite mix-ins for even more deliciousness.

We eat a lot of cookies at our house. All of us love them, and they’re pretty much devoured in no time at all. I have a lot of cookie recipes that are popular, but the holy grail is always peanut butter and chocolate.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Needless to say, Peanut Butter Cookies are at the top of the list, but I almost always add in chocolate chips. They just go together! I have several really yummy recipes that I go back and forth between, but this one might be made the most often. With only 4 ingredients, they come together so fast and easy!

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies + Chocolate Chips

A couple of my kids made these this afternoon, and they’re almost gone! It really is the perfect recipe for beginning bakers, because it’s so simple. If you have a child that wants to start to learn to bake, or get in the kitchen with you, this is a really great recipe to learn with.

It’s a crunchy cookie, on the outside, but melts quickly in your mouth. The inside is soft, and with the melty chocolate chips, they’re pure heaven. Just try and have only one!

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a daughter that can’t eat gluten, so any time I can find a really yummy recipe that doesn’t use flour, it’s a huge win. To make sure they’re gluten-free, just double check your peanut butter. Most have no gluten, but it’s good to always look at the label, just in case. It’s a cookie recipe that everyone loves, so it’s great for taking to any kind of event or gathering. And then I know she can have a treat that’s there. I promise, you don’t miss the flour at all!

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. You can easily cut this recipe in half if you need to. The original recipe I have uses half of all the ingredients, but I double it because I always need more cookies!
  2. I love using silicone baking mats! They’re super easy to use and clean. Other favorite baking items include these baking sheets, stand mixer, and cordless hand mixer.
Rudolph Cookies

Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
These darling Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy, fast, and yummy! A fun festive cookie that kids love to help make, and everyone loves to eat!


  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Mix the sugar and peanut butter together, then add baking soda and eggs. Mix well, then stir in the chocolate chips. (I've also used a wooden spoon…no mixer… when I was in a hurry–and It worked great!)
  • Roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, then flatten them just a bit with your fingers. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
  • While they’re baking, put the red M&Ms and chocolate chips (you can use mini chocolate chips too) in bowls, and break the pretzel pieces so they’re ready to go. As soon as they come out of the oven, add the red M&M for the nose, chocolate chips for the eyes, and broken pretzel pieces for the antlers. If you wait too long to add the embellishments, they won't stick to the cookie, and will fall off.  Let cool completely.


*These cookies will last for 5-7 days in an airtight container. If they make it that long. :)
*You can easily halve this recipe, or even double it.  I like to make a bigger batch because we have so many people, but if you need less, just cut it in half. 
*I use creamy peanut butter, but crunchy peanut butter works too!
*Instead of making these cookies from scratch, you can always use a Peanut Butter Cookie Mix to save time!
Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course :Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine :Cookies, Dessert, Desserts
Keyword :chocolate and peanut butter, easy cookies, gluten free cookies, peanut butter cookies
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