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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Sandy said...

Hi Bakerella,

I just wanted to let you know that I documented my process in making these cookies as well on my blog. And of course I referenced you in it! You are truly an inspiration in baking and photography!


January 17, 2010 11:52 AM
bakerella said...

Kimberly – recipe conversion link:

Liana – I don’t remember them being greasy. Before baking maybe.

February 4, 2010 12:03 AM
Erin said...

I think the oiliness may be related to whether your peanut butter was refridgerated or not before use. I just made this recipe for the second time… the first time with a half used refridgerated peanut butter and the second time with a brand new non-refridgerated jar. Both were the same brand peanut butter and I followed the directions to the tee both times. My first batch came out non-oily and my second batch came out DRIPPING in oil… it was pretty gross and not to say… extremely messy!… so this must be due to the room temperature peanut butter. From now on, I will make sure my peanut butter is 100% refridgerated! The second batch is in the oven right now…. I hope they turn out as good as the first batch!

February 19, 2010 02:52 PM
sara said...

awesme, just made them and my family loved them. thanks!

March 16, 2010 03:10 AM
Lo F. said...

I made these for a dinner party the other night and everybody thought they were so cute AND delicious!

March 16, 2010 10:09 PM
SterNii said...

These are FABB!!!tried making tonight and it was a big hit loveeeeeeeeee it!!!

March 20, 2010 11:45 AM
Maggie said...

yumm. These remind me of my nana she always asks me how my baking is going and buys me cool baking stuff she finds. SHe loves peanut-butter so I will make these for her for sure!

April 5, 2010 02:06 PM
Anisa said...

Adding vanilla also gives a nice flavor :)

April 25, 2010 08:00 PM
Terry De said...

I am going to make these for my hard-working “sista-in-law” who is helping to dry out the Grand Ole Opry right now and needs a special treat. Thanks

May 17, 2010 08:49 AM
Wendy in California said...

Hi, Danielle, RE: How to freeze/thaw cake-pops

I saw your question on Bakerella’s blog today (my pops were featured today on her “Pop Stars” section:

I have frozen cake-pops many times so I can make them ahead of an event. In my experience, it works very well if you bag each pop in plastic (I use small treat bags, turned upside down) then put the pops together in a heavy duty zip lock before freezing them. When you take ‘em out of the freezer, let them thaw completely in their individual treat bags……if you remove the bags too soon, the candy coating on the pops becomes really sticky and gooey.
Hope this helps!

May 17, 2010 11:16 AM
Wendy in California said...

Wow, Bakerella – you are THE source for recipes when my kids need to raise funds for school projects, which is ALL the time in California!
Thanks for all your delicious inspirations! And thanks for featuring my Viking pops today in your Pop Stars section!

May 17, 2010 11:29 AM
Lnae said...

you dont even need flour?!

May 17, 2010 10:43 PM
Rosebud said...


May 19, 2010 04:47 PM
114 said...

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??

May 20, 2010 03:54 AM
MMBB said...

I’m in the middle of making these with my kids now! (They’re in the fridge waiting to be rolled) ??

May 21, 2010 11:06 PM
MMBB said...

Oh, ^ that wasn’t a question. They were love hearts heh heh
I *heart* Bakerella :D

May 21, 2010 11:08 PM
Suzan said...

I love love love how you take the simple and turn them special!! Can’t wait to serve these to our Ladies Group!

May 25, 2010 11:20 AM
Debbie said...

I just made these and they are fantastic! I said I would only have one, but I had three. Good thing I made mini-cookies! I’ve seen this recipe before with a whole cup of sugar, but I like these better. They are less crumbly and I’m glad there’s less sugar.

May 25, 2010 01:04 PM
sasa said...

I think it must be delicious.It belongs to my favorite type.

May 26, 2010 05:05 AM
Trish said...

Made these this weekend. They are really easy to make and taste great!

May 30, 2010 03:35 PM
Callatya said...

Great recipe! I was fresh out of butter but needed a cookie fix, and I had everything I needed on hand. I was in a rush so I added 1/3 cup of choc chips and 1/3 cup of flour so I could skip the refrigeration. They worked a treat! Thanks so much!

July 2, 2010 01:31 PM
Meghan McCann said...

You were featured on my blog! Love your site so much! Thanks for all the inspirations!

August 3, 2010 11:59 AM
Lisa said...

I just made these into bite-sized cookies and dipped 1/2 of the cookie. They look amazing and I can’t wait to serve them tonight with milk for our gluten-free guests. YUM-O!

August 6, 2010 05:12 PM
Laura said...

i’ve made these SO many times, and EVERYONE I KNOW loves them! I’m gonna make more right now! ;)

August 23, 2010 05:34 PM
Victoria said...

This recipe looks absolutely delish! Peanut Butter cookies are my absolute favourite and i cannot wait to make these.

When you say 1 cup, how much is a cup? How many grams or ounces?

September 6, 2010 10:07 AM
claire said...

these cookies are easy and awesome! love them! just made them for a Thanksgiving party!!

November 25, 2010 12:38 PM
sophie said...

how does this not have butter?

December 4, 2010 03:34 PM
Kristen said...

I’m making these for the third time tonight. They have quickly become a much requested favorite! They’re perfect for the church bake sale, because they don’t have any flour! I can offer a gluten free option, which is in high demand right now. It didn’t even occur to me the last time I made them for this bake sale… until someone asked if we had anything gluten free! Amazing! Plus, they have that WOW! factor… so pretty!

The other time was with a very ambitious young baker. We skipped the chocolate dipping, since it was a last minute adventure, but no one seemed to mind! Now he makes them from memory… so easy when its just three ingredients!

December 4, 2010 06:10 PM
Deanne said...

I am totally happy that I finally took the time out to create these, they are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing xx

December 22, 2010 07:02 PM
Emily said...

Hi Everyone!

Can someone tell me approx how large the balls should be? tablespoon or larger?

Thank you!

January 13, 2011 12:26 PM
Karen said...

I forced my boyfriend to make these with me and they were a success! I coated half with milk chocolate and the other half with white chocolate, tasted just as great!

February 25, 2011 01:23 PM
Maythe said...

Instead of chocolate, I just sliced some banana and placed them on the cookie. And it turned out amazing! Love experimenting :P

April 5, 2011 05:59 PM
tmh* said...

how do i melt the chocolate. when i try it always comes out lumpy :(

June 8, 2011 03:19 PM
malissa said...

Hey there! i was wondering if there is supposed to be flour in this recipe? or even brown sugar…my batter looks like it’s missing something

September 18, 2011 10:25 PM
Angela said...

This recipe is incredible exactly as written. I made these cookies for a bake sale, and people went crazy for them. I packaged two of them in a treat bag, and they looked so pretty. They sold immediately, and we loved the ones we “sampled” at home. Thank you so much!

December 4, 2011 09:36 AM
Marina(the baker) said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are perfect combinations. I made these for a wrestling tournament and they were gone in 20 min. One person even told me that this was the best cookie they ever tasted!

January 15, 2012 12:25 AM
Jaynne said...

There is no flour or anything? just pure peanut butter, egg, and sugar?

March 14, 2012 09:57 PM
Sandi said...

I HAVE to make these – yumminess!

June 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Titia said...

Would chunky, natural peanut butter work?

September 15, 2012 05:28 PM
Maja said...


Just wondering how much cookies you get out of this recipe?
Your website is just delicious :)
This weekend is baking weekend, it’s my birthday on Friday and I’m going to bake a lot of things from this site.
I’ll keep you posted on the results :)


October 10, 2012 03:38 AM
Sue said...

I thought these were so cute but wanted smaller cookies for my Christmas cookie plate. I rolled the dough into 1
inch balls and got about 40 dainty cookies. I did have to have more chocolate for dipping, however

November 10, 2012 02:56 PM
Angel said...

I know im supper late on reading this one but thank you. You just made my day 10 times simpler. :) P.S You inspire me

December 6, 2012 02:18 PM
Kristen said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I stumbled onto it on Pinterest. These cookies are so simple, but the chocolate and nuts give them an extra special touch! :) I took them to a gathering with some friends and they were a big hit!

December 28, 2012 11:51 PM
sherri akin said...

I just found this recipe. I just made the peanut butter cookies. They are wonderful! Thank You. I had a stroke so I look for easy recipes. Thanks Again

January 15, 2013 01:23 PM
Anonymous said...

Mix with a spoon or beat

February 5, 2014 04:39 PM
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