Peanut butter cookies recipe

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There's no better way to eat a cookie than when it's straight out the oven and still warm. These ones are so delicious your family will all be fighting over them.

  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time12 mins plus cooling time
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories110 Kcal6%
Fat7 g10%

Crunchy peanut butter and thick, melted dark chocolate make these decadent nutty biscuits.

These peanut butter cookies are the ultimate indulgence for peanut lovers. Rather than chunks of chocolate chips, these have chunks of peanut in, from the crunchy peanut butter. But there's still a lovely chocolatey hit from the melted dark chocolate that you stir through the cookie dough. This recipe is so easy to do, it's ready in only five steps. It makes a nice big batch of about 24 biscuits, so there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy. These biscuits are great snacks for taking on walks or adding to lunchboxes (as long as your school does not have a peanut policy).


  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 115g crunchy peanut butter
  • 75g butter, at room temperature
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 115g self-raising flour




  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Line two large trays with baking paper.
  2. Gently melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together the crunchy peanut butter, butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg then, using a wooden spoon, stir in the melted chocolate and flour.
  4. Put 12 spoonfuls of the mixture on each tray, spacing them evenly so each cookie has room to spread.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, leave to cool for another 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and leave to harden.

Top tip for making peanut butter cookies...

If you find it easier, melt the chocolate in the microwave to save time.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.