So I’ve been on a little peanut butter binge lately. Check out these recent desserts here and here. My latest creation is super easy, involves no flour and only four ingredients are needed. I love using peanut butter in my recipes because it’s such a great binding agent for any dessert, the perfect ingredient shortcut!
I used chunky peanut butter for the cookie batter and creamy for the spread but use whichever you like. Cocoa powder is added to the mix but if you can get your hands on chocolate peanut butter even better! Also, this recipe is not that sweet so add more sugar in to your taste.
Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups peanut butter, plus extra for spreading
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Add more sugar to taste. With your hands, measure out round balls and place on a cooking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper.
On the cookies, make criss-cross pattern with a fork. Sprinkle a little sugar on top then bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies for about 10 minutes. Spread peanut butter on the flat bottoms of half the cookies, then top each with remaining cookies.
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: makes about 15-20 cookies
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