Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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

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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. With only four ingredients and mixer required, this is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to be a hit! As an added bonus, they are naturally gluten-free, so a great cookie option for those looking for a gluten-free option.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

We love love cookies at our house. They are made quite often, including Buffalo Chip Cookies, Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Lemon Meltaways. But the holy grail of cookies usually has peanut butter and chocolate, so these are a huge favorite. 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

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Granulated Sugar

Optional ingredients

  • Chocolate chips
  • Nuts

Equipment

Instructions

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.

Roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, then flatten them just a bit with your fingers.

Baking Tip: Roll the cookie dough balls in granulated sugar–it gives them an extra little crunch on the outside. This works especially well if you’re making plan peanut butter cookies.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe Tips

  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.

FAQ

Are these cookies gluten-free?

Yes!! They can be. 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!

Are these cookies dairy-free?

There is no added dairy in this recipe, if you leave out the chocolate chips or use dairy-free chocolate chips.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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4- Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with only four ingredients and no mixer required! A quick and easy recipe that's popular with everyone.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • 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. (Option: Roll cookie dough balls in granulated sugar before baking.)
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Recipe Equipment

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course :Cookies
Keyword :chocolate and peanut butter, cookie recipes, easy cookies, peanut butter cookies
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Gluten free baking is not the same as regular baking. That being said, these are comparable to our regular PB cookies! I used a natural, must stir peanut butter right out of the fridge. We halved it as a trial and studded most with carob chips. My kids loved them and even though they were rather crumbly, they absolutely fulfilled the cookie craving! Will make these again, and soon!

    1. YAY! I’m so happy to hear that you made them and love them! And it’s true—it’s amazing how similar they are to a PB cookie with flour in it. xoxo

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