Four or five ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Finished cookies

Finished peanut butter cookies with milk chocolate chips. Delicious!
Finished peanut butter cookies with milk chocolate chips. Delicious! | Source

Quick and easy five ingredient peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies.

Yes! These are the easiest of treats! Five or less ingredients! Short cooking time! And the opportunity to conform to any and all adaptations that you may want to incorporate.

I love these and have adapted the easy peanut butter cookie to make my own version of a peanut butter cup. What is better than peanut butter and milk chocolate?

My son introduced me to this simple recipe a few years back. He came home one day from school talking about how he'd learned from one of his teacher's how to make a really quick and easy peanut butter without flour!

Of course i scoffed so he proceeded to make a batch of these simple peanut butter cookies to make a believer out of me. He did!

In my opinion there is nothing better!

The treats i have created are a reverse peanut butter cup! In a miniature baking pan add a layer of the dough to the bottom, add chocolate chips, then add a layer covering the top - sealing the chips in the dough.

What you will need...

1 cup of smooth peanut butter or chunky

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 tsp of vanilla

1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips optional

Putting it together...

1. Preheat the oven at 350F degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl , stir together the peanut butter and the sugar.

3. In a separate bowl beat the egg and vanilla together.

4. Add the egg mixture to the peanut butter mixture and gently stir until completely blended.

5. Shape the dough using a teaspoon scoop and roll into a ball.

6. Place each dough ball on a cookie sheet an inch (1) apart and press down to 1/8 to a 1/4 inch, chocolate chips or chosen add ins can be added hear.

7. Bake until the edges are browned, sniffing the air is a hint that the cookies are complete with a heavy smell of peanuts.

Add Ins...

Chocolate chips or whatever you would like, peanuts, pecans, raisins or dried fruit. Even my chocolate ganache can be baked in these cookies or drizzled over the the top.

Steps of process

Peanut butter and sugar in the mixing bowl being blended to create a smooth dough.
Peanut butter and sugar in the mixing bowl being blended to create a smooth dough. | Source
The bottom layer of the peanut butter cup before the chocolate chips have been added.
The bottom layer of the peanut butter cup before the chocolate chips have been added. | Source
Peanut butter cookies with milk chocolate in the center before the top layer is put in place.
Peanut butter cookies with milk chocolate in the center before the top layer is put in place. | Source

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I always bake peanut butter cookies on Christmas but it has a lot of ingredients compared to this one. Bookmark. Thanks for sharing.


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Celiegirl 5 years ago Author

Thanks Thelma Alberts, these are lovely anytime and so easy, go ahead and try it sometime.

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