Thursday, August 21, 2008

Perfectly Peanutty!

Peanutty Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

Pretty, peanut butter cookies with just five ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
4 oz. Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts

That’s my kind of recipe!


  • Preheat oven to 325. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until well blended.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and roll mixture into 18 balls.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Flatten each ball by using a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Melt chocolate.
  • Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. Repeat with other side.
  • Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

Peanutty Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

And enjoy!

Recipe from Kraft Food & Family, Fall 2005.

Peanutty Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

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Christine said...

Where does the egg come in? I’m guessing with the peanut butter and sugar? They look delicious!

August 21, 2008 01:52 AM
Krista said...

what a good way to fancify ordinary peanut butter cookies! love it.

August 21, 2008 01:57 AM
Bakerella said...

Whoops. Fixed it Christine.

krista – fancified. great word.

August 21, 2008 01:59 AM
Stephanie said...

I make pb cookies like that too! Well, not dipped in chocolate and nuts, but with only those few ingredients. My recipe has double the amount of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla too. I love how easy it is!

Definitely gonna have to try dipping in chocolate and peanuts, that looks so deliciously amazing!

August 21, 2008 02:13 AM
Ann said...

I just want to tell you that I love your blog! So many yummy recipes and gorgeous pictures to go with them. I am definitely going to try some of them out, I know my boyfriend would love them!

August 21, 2008 02:31 AM
~Holly said...

Love them!! What a great idea!! :)

August 21, 2008 02:52 AM
Rosanne said...

Those look awesome!

August 21, 2008 02:54 AM
Cyndi said...

Ooh those look so yummy! Are they more of a chewy pb cookie or a crumbly one? Cuz chewy ones rock ma world!!!

August 21, 2008 03:03 AM
Rachelle said...

Adorable! I like the touch of dipping them in chocolate and sprinkling with peanuts.

August 21, 2008 03:53 AM
WishTrish said...

Okay, I have never commented before, but I check your blog all the time! I love it!

I have a technical question for you. How do you make the background of your comments pink and soby set them apart from the others? I love it! Also, if you don’t mind sharing… what kind of camera are you using?

Anyway, I am a huge admirer of your blog! Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas and beautiful pics!

August 21, 2008 04:10 AM
Cakespy said...

As I said on Flickr–once again, you take a classic but make it even better! Wonderful!!

August 21, 2008 04:30 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a great cookie! I can’t believe it only has 5 ingredients! You are fabulous!

August 21, 2008 04:41 AM
Anonymous said...

Those look delicious! I am wondering how far in advance you can make cupcake pops? Have you tried to freeze them? Or do you keep them in the fridge? What have you tried?

August 21, 2008 11:59 AM
Mummy Butterfly said...

Do you know that i’m gaining weight just buy reading your blog ;) lol

it’s one of my favorite blog LOVE IT !!


August 21, 2008 12:28 PM
The Cookie Girl said...

Well, you know I am a lover of cookies and this one is going to be tried out very soon. I love the chocolate dipped sides, so pretty!

August 21, 2008 12:45 PM
elizabeth said...

That’s my alltime favourite recipe! I’ve had it for yeeears!

August 21, 2008 12:52 PM
Layla said...

It's my first time to comment, but I have been reading all your wonderful posts. You're an amazing person & I truly admire your spirit for helping other people's life by simply contributing with what god gifted you "the power of baking".

Also, I love photography & browsing your shots made me learn a lot about angles & lighting :)

I just have one question regarding this recipe. Would the taste of the cookies change if I substituted the white sugar with brown sugar?

August 21, 2008 01:04 PM
morgana said...

So sweet and yummy.. I love peanuts and we really need sweet things now, we all are so sad in Spain because of that plane accident.. And even more in Madrid, I live a little close to the airport. Well, sorry for introducing a little bit of sadness here but I’m really shocked.

August 21, 2008 01:29 PM
Snooky doodle said...

hmmmm these are dangerously delicious :-) how can I resist these.

August 21, 2008 01:36 PM
Megan said...

Now thats what I call taking a pb cookie up a notch!!!

August 21, 2008 01:47 PM
candesintx said...

Mmmmmm – my tummy’s growling. Envisioning a tall glass of milk with these.

August 21, 2008 02:23 PM
TNT2008 said...

Peanut butter cookies are a favorite. I love how simple the recipe is and the touch of chocolate!

August 21, 2008 02:57 PM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Oh my goodness … those cookies look so amazing. Simple recipe plus PB and chocolate … it doesn’t get much better than that!!!! As always, I love your genius with a camera! Fantastic!! :)

August 21, 2008 03:35 PM
Mother of Madness said...

Hey Sis……these are fabulously YUMMY! I think I want some of these for my birthday this year. Some with the chocolate and nuts and some plain.

Love you!
Mother Of Madness

August 21, 2008 03:54 PM
Kristy Skoy said...

I saw you on Martha Stewart today and I have to make your cupcake popsicles! THANK YOU for the information!!!! I love your blog!!

August 21, 2008 04:14 PM
Tasty Trends said...

i just stumbled upon your blog today and i love it! these cookies look great and i definitely want to try your cupcake pops. YUMMY!

August 21, 2008 05:00 PM
CatHerder said...

YUM!!! Peanut butter cookies are my all time fave….my baking is on hiatus while i await my oven being fixed…:-( wanted to tell you i got to see your martha show today, i missed it the first time around..i have a family reunion/cancer fundraiser for a cousin in September…i am SO MAKING THESE FOR IT!!! You should definately be in business making these cupcake pops, theyre so awesome.

August 21, 2008 05:11 PM
Sublime Photography said...

Yum! I HAVE to make these for my hubby. He loves peanut butter cookies.

August 21, 2008 06:16 PM
Psychgrad said...

It’s a peanut butter cookie that just keeps giving. Beautiful.

August 21, 2008 07:12 PM
willow69boo said...

Wow! Those look amazing. I have a similar recipe. After you roll the balls, coat them in sugar then press an extra large chocolate chip or small Hershey kiss in the center. I’m also in love with your cake balls and can’t wait to give them a try.

August 21, 2008 07:53 PM
Katrina said...

Wow, yum and gorgeous! Just another dimension to a PB cookie!

August 21, 2008 09:28 PM
Janiece said...

Those look wonderful!
I hope you don’t mind that I added you to my must check sites

August 21, 2008 09:29 PM
lfamily5 said...

Oh my, those look amazing! My two favorite things – peanut butter and chocolate! I just love seeing what comes out of your brilliant, baking mind! You are awesome!

August 21, 2008 09:45 PM
Sara said...

wow…..Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combo ever. You have beautiful pictures on your site! wow! I am so hungry now.

August 22, 2008 01:03 AM
Lina said...

so perfect! I made similar cookies in home ec. when I was in 8th grade. I love these!

August 22, 2008 02:11 AM
SarahHub said...

I almost licked the computer screen.

August 22, 2008 02:32 AM
darqchild said...

goodness! i’m not even a peanut butter lover but i will definitely get over myself when it comes to eating those cookies LOL!

August 22, 2008 03:00 AM
Simonetha said...

They look so yummy!!!…
I love the pictures you post.. Do you take all of the pictures?? How do you do to make the pictures look so professional?

August 22, 2008 05:19 AM
puglyfeet said...

Thanks to your pictures, I’m jonesing for PB cookies. Drooool…

August 22, 2008 05:51 AM
Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks awesome. Iam carving for those little peanutty beauties. First time here. You have a nice blog.

August 22, 2008 11:08 AM
Pamela said...


August 22, 2008 12:57 PM
lapamela said...

amazing photography! i want to learn how to make my food look pretty.

August 22, 2008 01:39 PM
hf52771 said...

I’ll be waiting by the mailbox for my box of these goodies! LOL! WHAT???? I need to bake my own???? awww..shucks…. ;-)
They look wonderful….yum.

August 22, 2008 01:42 PM
We Are Not Martha said...

omg. Peanut butter is going to be the death of me!! These look delish!


August 22, 2008 02:06 PM
Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow, not even flour is needed!! These look so good!

August 22, 2008 05:21 PM
La Pixie said...

my boyfriend is having me make these tonight. thanks for the easy recipe!

August 22, 2008 06:57 PM
Michelle Baker said...

This comment is for the cupcake pops, not the cookies…I am making them for the first time today for my sister’s baby shower, and I could only find the wilton 1.5″ flower cookie cutter… I didn’t see it on your instructions, but I figured out (after gooey hands and 2 batches) that if you’re going that big with them, it is easier to chill the mixture right after adding the cream cheese icing, and then use a 1″ ice cream scoop to get uniform sizes! I laid the cookie cutter on a bit of wax paper, rolled the ball into a sort of rod (like you said to), and then gently pushed it down into the cutter. They come out nearly perfect looking each time!

August 22, 2008 07:22 PM
Anonymous said...

I believe this question may have been asked before but now I can’t find it! Maybe you should make a FAQ for her blog :)

Anyway, Question: What type of camera do you use for your photos. They are gorgeous and just make me want to try every recipe!

August 22, 2008 10:00 PM
Margaret said...

After readin all the comments there is not much left for me to say. BUT, hey that is a great idea, we do something the same with a Lions Christmas Fruit cake. Crumble it mix with brandy and condensed milk roll into balls and cover with chocolate nonparils , put in silver small cases leave for a month in the fridge then take out for the festive season.

August 23, 2008 12:12 AM
Tenina said...

Now these are SEXY peanut butter cookies…who knew that they could be ‘sexy’??? Amazing and inspiring!

August 23, 2008 11:53 AM
Amber said...

These look really yummy and super easy to make! Thanks for sharing! I just love looking at your pictures to!

August 23, 2008 12:56 PM
Bridgett said...

Delicious! It is like the adult-version of a peanut butter cookie. I love it.

August 24, 2008 12:06 AM
Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s quick, easy and very yummy!!! You always have the most fun recipes. Keep ’em coming.


August 24, 2008 12:38 AM
Anonymous said...

I am from Singapore just love your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.
I need some help. I want to bake some devil food Choc cupcakes…. can I add some orange oil to make it Choc Orange cupcake. I have trouble finding this recipe.
Please advise what I should do or have a foolsproof sure work recipe to share. many thanks. Lin

August 24, 2008 09:26 AM
Knittin 'n Stitchin said...

I saw you on Martha Stewart, went to your FANTASTIC blogsite and just made the peanut butter cookies. Yum! I made half with peanuts and I used flake coconut for half (instead of peanuts). Turned out great! Very peanut-tty…

August 24, 2008 05:22 PM
Megan. said...

this reminds me of the chocolate cake batter + reese cup pieces icecream i had last night. sounds (and looks!) delicious!

August 24, 2008 10:15 PM
dulzuramagica said...

Those look really yummy!!!And guess what my kid has already gathered the ingredients as im writing here…I guess will be baking tonight…

August 25, 2008 12:51 AM
Bakerella said...

stephanie – I like the sound of that.

ann – glad you like the blog.

~holly – not mine. I found it in the Kraft mag.

rosanne – thanks!

cyndi – they're more on the soft side.

rachelle – like peanut butter cookies aren't good enough on their own.

wishtrish – I can answer the camera question. It's a canon rebel xti. But the commenting question… sorry. I don't know because I had someone who knows html edit the blogger template for me to do that.

cakespy – thanks, but I owe it all to Kraft food and family.

my sweet & saucy – I like recipes short and sweet.

anonymous – you can make them several days in advance.

mummy butterfly – not as much as me though!

the cookie girl – thanks!

elizabeth- very cool

layla – I don't know, but it sure sounds worth trying and with stephanie's suggestions too.

morgana – I was really sorry to hear about that. Such a tragedy.

snooky doodle – it's simple… you can't

megan – For Sure!

candesintx – I like the way you think.

tnt2008 – thanks!

tucker, jess, and brian – Glad you like the pics too

mother of madness – if you're good.

kristy skoy – you're welcome.

tasty trends – I think you'll like them.

catherder – they'll definitely go over big as a fundraiser.

sublime photography – then, he'll love these.

psychgrad – great description

willow69boo – oooooh … very interesting combo.

katrina – definitely!

janiece – I don't mind at all.

lfamily5 – you are too sweet.

sara – thank you

lina – wow … I haven't thought about home ex in years. I remember making an apron.

sarahhub – be careful. you might shock yourself with all that drool.

darqchild – not a fan… is that even possible.

simonetha – I do. It's my camera. A canon rebel xti.

puglyfeet – Guess you need a sugar fix.

kitchen flavours – thank you!

pamela – uh YES!

lapamela – thanks

hf52771 – yep. you'll have to bake your own because I ate all of these.

we are not martha – Thanks sues!

patricia scarpin – I was surpried myself.

la pixie – hope you like them

michelle baker – glad you worked it out.

anonymous – thanks. I use a canon rebel xti.

margaret – very interesting combo

tenina – SEXY … I like that.

amber – thank you

bridgett – good description

beverly – I'm glad you think so Bev.

anonymous – I've used orange oil in melted chocolate, but not in cake yet. You can use a few drops of the oil and it should be fine.

knittin 'n stitchin – cool. I'm so glad you liked them.

megan. – send me some.

dulzuramagica – that's cute. hope you enjoy them.

August 25, 2008 04:20 AM
The Gray Gang said...

Hey BFF!! I was making these cookies yesterday and my husband asked where I got the recipe (i’m always looking for new recipes!) I told him from my BFF Blogger! (That is you!) You didn’t even know it but we ARE BFFs!!! I check your blog regularly and love your recipes! Thank you!

August 25, 2008 02:29 PM
Brilynn said...

Those looks awesome, I love that you dipped the sides!

August 25, 2008 03:09 PM
carina said...

how come after i put it in the fridge, it gets really oily? even when its baking, its oily? did i do something wrong??

thanks for the recipe!!

August 25, 2008 05:35 PM
stacks mcgee said...

I used white chocolate chips for the dipping–mainly just to use ’em up. I hate the taste of the chips alone, but combined with peanut butter they proved delicious! Now I only have half a bag of those gross “chocolate” chips to go, and with this recipe they’ll be put to good use, fast!

August 25, 2008 06:36 PM
Bakerella said...

The Gray Gang – You’re welcome. Anything for my BFF

Brilynn – well, you know I have a thing for dipping.

carina – I’m not sure Carina, unless it had something to do with the kind of Peanut Butter you used.

stacks mcgee – I bet they were pretty!

August 26, 2008 12:31 AM
Anthonette said...

My 5-yr old and I made these cookies tonight. Yummy!!! We didn’t have any peanuts, but chopped pecans worked well. Your photography is so awesome too!

August 26, 2008 04:39 AM
Rose Sepúlveda said...

The recipe was simply perfect! I made the cookies for some friends and the adore them!!!!

August 26, 2008 04:45 AM
carina said...

what kind of peanut butter did you use??

August 26, 2008 09:17 PM
Bakerella said...

Anthonette – I might just like that better.

Rose Sepúlveda – YAY!

carina – it was Jif.

August 26, 2008 11:42 PM
Megan Brueseke said...

I love your blog! I found it through a friends blog. I can’t wait to try these cookies – they look delicious!

August 28, 2008 05:11 PM
Jaime said...

I can't wait to try these. I have been wanting to make cookies all week, so I guess I know what's on my agenda for this weekend. Thanks for the mouth-watering recipe!

p.s. do you have a button that I can add to my blog, I just love your site & would love to share it with others via my blog.

August 28, 2008 06:36 PM
Bakerella said...

Megan Brueseke – Welcome!

Jaime – email me and I can send you something.

August 29, 2008 02:07 AM
SugarLoveHoney said...

simple and yummy! you can’t bet that =)

August 31, 2008 06:07 AM
Jessicalovescake said...

I’m sure you can not possibly read all these comments, but I had to say these look very fab and I will be making them this week. I’m also gonna try your cupcake pops too. Thanks!

September 1, 2008 02:53 PM
Bakerella said...

jessicalovescake – oh but I do and I hope you like them.

September 2, 2008 03:24 AM
Anonymous said...

These are the best peanut butter cookies Ive ever had. Been trying to make my grandmas for years woth no sucess. These blew the socks off at out recent BBQ. Thanks Bakerella!!!!

September 3, 2008 04:58 PM
Bakerella said...

You’re very welcome. Glad Kraft and I could help you out.

September 7, 2008 07:29 PM
Sarah said...

I think I am gonna make these tonight. But I am gonna try subbing Nutella for the PB. If only I had some hazelnuts…

September 11, 2008 08:13 PM
Bakerella said...

I love that idea!

September 12, 2008 12:36 AM
Carrie said...

WOW those look awesome!

September 13, 2008 12:01 AM
Bakerella said...

Thanks carrie!

September 15, 2008 11:25 PM
Teaspoon said...

Oh, my boyfriend loves peanut butter. These are a must! Do you think it matters what type of peanut butter I use?

September 27, 2008 03:12 AM
Bakerella said...

Nope. But, I usually buy Jif.

September 29, 2008 03:47 AM
jeener said...

tried this out, except i substituted the peanuts with chopped almonds. It was so easy to make and super delicious!

November 10, 2008 08:03 PM
Bakerella said...

Glad you liked it!

November 11, 2008 04:48 AM
angela said...

I love your blog!

This is a great recipe but my cookies turned out rather fragile. A few broke apart while I was dipping them in the chocolate – they just crumbled. I wonder if it was because I was using natural peanut butter – the kind that made only of peanuts and nothing else? In that case, I wonder if I should add an extra egg…

November 15, 2008 10:33 PM
Bakerella said...

angela – that might have something to do with it. If you try the extra egg, let me know if that helps.

November 17, 2008 05:23 AM
Sarah said...

I have been hearing about your blog for ages, but just sat and read through (a lot of) it tonight. I have a wheat gluten allergy, so for most of your recipes, I would need some major doctoring. This is so simple, though, I just had to try it!Naturally gluten free recipes are always awesome. I used extra crunchy peanut butter, and the cookies weren’t quite as pretty as yours, but they tasted great!

December 22, 2008 01:31 AM
Bakerella said...

Yay! I’m glad it worked out for you.

December 22, 2008 06:03 AM
slepre said...

ahh these look delicious!

now where did you get your cooling racks? i see that they are the grid pattern and i have been looking for ones with that for a while?

February 11, 2009 11:28 PM
Bakerella said...

slepre – I wish I could remember. I’ve had them forever.

February 12, 2009 04:26 AM
Allison said...

These were DELICIOUS! We just made them, but instead of dipping them in peanuts (which we didn’t have available), we dipped some in sprinkles and some in sunflower seeds.

May 2, 2009 10:50 PM
Senor Pablo said...

I love the recipe… Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing..

September 7, 2009 05:34 AM
Colleen said...

I’ve been reading your blog for a few days now, and this was one recipe I could NOT wait to try. I tried this recipe last night at a friends house. AMAZING! Especially because I’m on a college budget.
I can’t wait for the Holidays, I WILL be debuting some Bakerella treats!

September 29, 2009 04:52 PM
jamie. said...

have these in the oven now. :) smells delish. i am not a fan of chopped nuts so i am going to dip mine in only chocolate…or chocolate and sprinkles. my husband is going to be surprised when he comes home from work. yay. thanks bakerella. love the site and i am soooo excited to make halloween cake pops.

October 8, 2009 09:30 PM
faerie said...

Am so gonna be making these for le boy! Thanks for the recipe Bakerella! Peanut butter and chocolate are heaven. :)

November 1, 2009 05:19 PM
Jai Marie said...

Love your blog! Tried the recipe, they came out cute, but they weren’t sweet at all. I think next time I’ll try equal parts peanut butter & sugar.

November 17, 2009 08:06 PM
Kimberley said...

How many gram peaunutbutter and sugar do you need?
I come from The Netherlands and grams are easier for me.

November 28, 2009 11:25 AM
Brook said...

I LOVE your blog and I’m always sooo impressed by all that you do! Wish I had the creativity and patience to try out all of your recipes, but I usually just stick to the simplest, most fool-proof looking ones. That’s why I LOVE the mint oreo truffles! My husband loves the nutter butter truffles. They’re both always a big hit anywhere I take them.

Anyway, I’m heading to a Christmas cookie exchange in a couple of days and so, of course, I came to your blog to find a good recipe! I’m still considering taking the mint oreo truffles….even though I’m not sure if they’re considered cookies….but they’re made from cookies, so it works for me! But now that I’ve come across this peanut butter cookie recipe…..well….I may just have to make these too!! They look too good and my husband loves peanut butter goodies. I was wondering though…..I’m concerned that the crushed peanuts might just be a little too much peanut for me personally…..have you ever tried using crushed toffee bits instead and do you think that flavor would be complimentary to the peanut butter??

Thanks a million for all you posts and always including step-by-step pictures for those as clueless as me!!

December 13, 2009 03:34 PM
Liana Bear said...

Why are they so greasy!! love you

December 23, 2009 03:21 PM
Brook said...

P.S. FANTASTIC!!!! I made a couple of modifications…at other posters’ suggestion, I used 3/4 cup sugar instead of 1/2. The cookies were not overly sweet, even with this extra sugar. Secondly, I did dip a few in peanuts, but I dipped the rest in the crushed toffee bits and those were a HUGE hit with everyone. I used the Heath toffee bits but had to crush them a little more before I dipped into them. If not, the bits are too heavy and will slide right off with the melted chocolate. Also, I got lazy and was in a hurry, so instead of dipping 2 sides of the cookie, I just dipped one entire half of the cookie. Thank you for sharing this recipe. We absolutely love it!

December 27, 2009 08:06 PM
Jen said...

Your blog is awesome and everything looks beautiful and declicious! :) I was looking for a baking project today and tried these out – totally failproof !! My next project when I have time will be those cake pops!

December 30, 2009 10:02 PM
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