Super Peanut Butter Drops

I love peanut butter.  I really do.  And I love chocolate.  So these cookies are what I would call pure perfection. 😉

I know I just recently posted the chocolate chip cookies, but I’ve been in a cookie mood lately.  And I figure you can never have too many cookies.  Right?  Right!


These are drop cookies-which happen to be my favorite kind of cookie.  Which really means a low maintenance kind of cookie.  The kind where you just mix everything together in a bowl and “drop” the cookies onto the baking sheet.  No use of cookie cutters.  No special frostings or sprinkles.  No “let it chill until firm” (my least favorite kind of cookie, by the way, because I like instant gratification when it comes to sweets….). Just plain old-fashioned cookies that are ready in 15 minutes.

I was surprised when I read the list of ingredients and realized that there was no butter in this recipe.  Yes, there is lots of peanut butter, but no butter.  Which was great because I only had one stick left in the refrigerator and knew that I would probably need it in the coming days. And I decided to use my mini chocolate chips up, but you could add any kind of chocolate chip you like.  Bits of real peanuts would be good, too.  The cookies are moist and chewy…and absolutely wonderful with some milk.

Super Peanut Butter Drops

Servings: 24 cookies


1 cup peanut butter **I used creamy

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup miniature chocolate chips, plus more for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.  In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda until well mixed.

3.  Add the eggs, one at a time.

4. Add in the flour, mixing until well combined.

5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

6. Using a cookie dough scoop or your hands, form the dough into 1 and 1/4-inch balls, slightly flattening each one, and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

7. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly puffy and light brown around the edges.

8. Let cool on a wire rack.

9. Garnish with additional chocolate chips, if desired.

Source: The Ultimate Cookie Book.


May 19, 2011 - 5:07 am

Apron Appeal - Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies? Not a terribly difficult cookie to wrap my brain around, I wonder why this is the first time I’m seen anything like it.

May 19, 2011 - 6:35 am

Lauren at Keep It Sweet - Cookies ready in 15 minutes? That is my kind of cookie, too:-) Especially when it involves chocolate and peanut butter!

May 19, 2011 - 6:58 am

branny - Yesterday I made some chocolate chip pretzel cookies and I Was just thinking “I wonder how these would turn out with replacing the butter with PB…” I should totally try it!

May 19, 2011 - 10:23 am

Yuri - These cookies look so good! no butter = they must be good for you 😉

May 19, 2011 - 12:25 pm

Emily - Peanut butter and chocolate? You can’t go wrong! Those look delicious!

May 19, 2011 - 1:48 pm

sherri lynn - ooh these look so yummy!

May 19, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Patricia Scarpin - I would love one of these right now. Or maybe 3. 😀

May 20, 2011 - 3:37 pm

marla - I had to dash over from Foodgawker to see these goodies – delish indeed 🙂

May 20, 2011 - 10:47 pm

Karen (Cooking with Karen) - I love peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies — especially moist & chewy ones. I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe soon!

May 21, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Alexis - I tried these out today and they were super simple and delicious!

May 22, 2011 - 11:11 am

sara - These cookies look AMAZING! I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter so much, yum! 🙂

May 22, 2011 - 11:21 am

Jan - I haven’t had a peanut butter cookie in years! I’ve gotta make these. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

June 11, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Paigeandlizzy - At first, they didn’t look like the picture, so i was nervous. But i brought them down to the lake and everyone raved about them! They kept saying how soft and delicious they were and EVERYONE was asking me for the recipe. Biggest hit ever 🙂 Thanks!

June 17, 2011 - 8:50 pm

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September 15, 2011 - 6:39 am

Tamar - These could actually be made gluten-free by simply omiting the flour! That’s how I make mine, anyhow. Sure, they’re a totally different consistency (mine only have 1 egg, too) but I mean, it’s peanut butter. And chocolate. It can’t be bad 😉
I will totally try making these, though. They seem chewy and delicious and perfect.

December 9, 2011 - 3:24 am

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April 22, 2012 - 9:53 am

Katie - There is a butter shortage in Nairobi and I’m desperate for cookies, so I’m glad I stumbled on your recipe!

September 8, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Amber - I tried this new recipe since I developed lactose intollerance. It was my first time making PB cookies without butter and was pleasantly surprised! I recommend sprinkling sugar on top for added sweetness. Try this recipe!!!

February 1, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Alicia Wait - Thank you for sharing your fantastic recipe. Not only was it delicious, it was easy. Having had a stroke and with right side paralysis your recipe was easy enough to make with one hand. Thank you so much. Alicia

June 25, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Crystal - These are delicious!! Just made them for my family bc I was looking for a sweet treat to make (with no butter…..cause I’m always out of something!) and these were better than expected. Will be making these again…..soon!