Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro
3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

This simple mix-and-drop chocolate peanut butter cookie dough comes together in minutes and may not even require a shopping trip, thanks to its pantry-friendly ingredients. Hungry for more? Check out 100 of our best cookie recipes of all time  next. For more cookie tips and tricks, read all about How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy, Gooey, Crunchy, or Cakey. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in minichips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

JanetYogini's Review

December 13, 2008
Simple ingredients + simple preparation = tasty brilliance. These were so quick & easy to make and tasted delicious. I'm pleased to bring them to share with friends this evening.

kthuynh72's Review

December 12, 2008
These cookies turned out great! I have two picky eaters. One wanted chocolate chip and the other wanted butterscotch. They both turned out delicious. Cookie wasn't too sweet. There was a peanut buttery taste and no butter!!!! Wow! I can eat these without feeling too guilty...:-)

Annelisa's Review

November 29, 2008
These cookies were pretty good for being low fat. I used applesauce instead of the oil and omitted the chocolate chips and used 1/3 c. cocoa powder. I cooked them for about 8 minutes and they were soft and very moist. However, they did not look like the picture and were very flattened out. I would make these again.

kma411's Review

June 02, 2011
These cookies are delicious. They have stayed soft and chewy for several days. In lieu of 2 eggs whites, I added in another eggs. Beyond that, these cookies are really delicious as printed!

jmeleeS's Review

July 29, 2014
I loved this cookie - easy to make and ready in a flash with pantry staples. I had all the ingredients on hand so I grabbed this recipe and headed to the kitchen. My dough turned out really well; though thick and I used a little more than 1/2 cup of peanut butter (reduced sodium, all natural Jiff). Using mini chips is a MUST in this recipe to be sure to get that nice hint of peanut with each gooey chocolate topped bite (plus mini chips are a lot easier to incorporate into this thick batter). Note: Don't use a handheld mixer for this recipe (breakout the stand mixer if you can) or the batter may strain / kill your motor (granted mine is old, but it's a 11 speed Food Network handheld that has been a champ till this recipe!) I got 2 doz from this recipe (though easily could have made the cookies smaller and gotten the full 3 doz) and had to cook ~3-5 minutes longer each batch. The end result is a nice pairing of a peanut butter cookie and chocolate - crisp outside and chewy within!

aehartsfield's Review

March 29, 2011
These cookies may be my all time favorite cookies. And a huge plus... they were not a huge mess to make! The finished product is chewy and soft and has the perfect amount of peanut butter and chocolate to balance. I used Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate chips and they were so much better than a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss because of the softness of the chocolate chip. I lightly greased my cookie sheet with a little Crisco before scooping the cookies on. The recipe made about 40 cookies using a 1.5 Tablespoon cookie scoop. I put the in the oven for 12 minutes and then let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. PERFECT!

Anniemacattack's Review

February 28, 2009
These are cake-like, not at all like traditional peanut butter cookies my mother used to make. They are delish though and I would highly recommend. I made them huge and they were a bit hit, softer that way I think. Also, I used milk chocolate chips which I recommend.

rrdlaw1's Review

December 13, 2008
One of the better cookies that I have made from the magazine in terms of taste and texture. I eye-balled measured the peanut butter and the chocolate chips so I was probably over-generous with them both, but my cookies had great PB & chocolate taste. Will definitely be making them again & again.

freddieflounder's Review

December 19, 2010
I just made these for the first time. They're good, but I think next time I will add a little more peanut butter (for flavor) and fewer mini chips. Also I think a little less sugar would work nicely.

sherimwilson's Review

December 27, 2013