Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Today is the day before Christmas Eve and my children are so excited that Santa is coming soon. We arrived home from Taiwan yesterday evening and we’re trying to recover from jet lag. Without having time to take a breather, my mom is arriving this morning from Japan to spend Christmas and New Years with us!

I’m thinking of baking these delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with my mom and the kids today along with some other cookie recipes that I’ve found from other blogs. I know we’re a little behind in cookie making this year but the children are reminding me that we need to bake cookies before Santa comes.

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Last month Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts told me her Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is so easy that even I, who doesn’t bake often (or doesn’t bake at all), can bake these. My first reaction was “no butter and no flour? really?” I didn’t even know it’s possible to make cookies with just 3 ingredients (original recipe doesn’t have chocolate chips)! I took her suggestion and tried baking these cookies before my trip to Taiwan. I was really surprised how easy it was to bake these cookies and how delicious they turned out.

From the original recipe that Erin provided, I adapted a little bit by using brown sugar instead of all white sugar. Also I used extra crunch peanut butter for the crunchy texture that I always enjoy. Other than that the recipe is so simple that I have nothing else to add. They were simply scrumptious! Thank you Erin for the recipe! Also I want to thank you Mai from A Cup of Mai for this very useful small cookie scoop that I won from her giveaway LONG time ago… It was so easy to make the same size cookies!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 16-20 cookies
  • 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a medium size bowl, stir to combine the peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, and egg. Add the chocolate chips and stir again.
  2. Using a cookie scooper or a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon, drop the batter onto a large baking sheet.
  3. Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned. I prefer crunchy cookies, so I bake about 9-10 minutes (my oven usually requires a bit more time than most recipe instructions).
  4. Remove from oven and let sit on the tray for 5 minute before placing them on a wire rack to cool (because they are really soft).
Source: adapted from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

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  1. Happy Holidays Nami – I hope you have a wonderful time, not only with your mother but surrounded by your wonderful family! Delicious looking cookies – If I were Santa, I would feel honoured to have them left for me with a glass of milk 😉

    I remember that when Santa visited me he always left me an Apple and a Clementine as well as the rest of the things! I suppose dental hygiene is important to Santa 😀 😀

    Take care, and see you online again in 2012!

  2. Nice presentation, Nami. What an easy cookie recipe and they do look very delicious! Wow, no butter and no flour!? I gotta give these a try. :) Thanks for sharing. Wish you a wonderful time with your Mom and family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. I look forward to reading your new posts in 2012!

    All the best,

  3. Nami, I am so happy you are back and that apparently you have had lots of fun in Taiwan. Your cookies look perfect and luscious as all the sweet treats you have posted on your blog! I have always been convinced you would make a terrific baker and the above photos are the best proof.
    I had no idea such a thing as a cookie scooper existed, so thank you for giving me the idea for another gadget (my cookies never have the same shape).
    Have a lovely time with your mum, have a rest and enjoy the holidays!
    Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

  4. So glad you are home safe and sound. How exciting that your mom is back for a visit too! Your kids must be beyond excited. :)
    The cookies look awesome! See, you’re a gluten-free blogger now, just like me. 😉
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Welcome back to the U.S., Nami! I’m glad that you and your family are back and I’m sure had so much fun in Taiwan. I’m also glad that your mom will be with you until New Year and that is really a good thing. I’m sure these cookies are special not only because of the ingredients, but because you are baking them with and for your family and that is the best ingredients in my opinion!

    Enjoy the Holidays, Nami and I may also have to dim the blogging lights for the holidays.

    ~ ray ~

  6. Chandani

    Oh Nami the cookies looks absolutely fav and your mom coming for christmas made me miss my mom. Oh how I wish she was here with me this christmas. Anyway I am not a baker too so this recipe will be great go to. BTW I moved my blog to new location don’t forget to visit me there.
    Happy holidays.

  7. It sounds like you have a ton going on right now! Im just trying to catch up from the normal 9-5 and you have travel and your mom coming to visit! I hope your holiday is awesome! These cookies sound delish.

  8. See, I knew you were a fabulous baker! Your cookies look perfect! And Erin’s blog is such a wonderful inspiration! Enjoy the time with your mom and family…wishing your a very Merry Christmas, Nami!

  9. Your Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies look real crunchy and yummy! Looks like I have to bookmark this to bake it one day! Thanks for this recipe.

  10. Nami your cookies look so cute, I love the hue and choco chips give the cookies a gorgeous texture. I didnt know either u could bake cookies without flour! O.O i d love to taste them. I dont realy know what peanutbutter tastes like, its very uncommon in my cultures.

    Glad u enjoyed your trip to Taiwan. Enjoy your time with your mother. I am sending u merry christmas wishes to u and your family from the sunny distant Goa. =)

  11. Happy Holidays to you Nami!!! I wish you and your family a very merry christmas =)

    How festive do these look! Love that santa carrier for the cookies… and I had no idea you went to visit my hometown (Taiwan)! Glad you had fun and are safely back. Cheers!

  12. Happy holidays Nami! I hope you enjoy your break, you deserve it after working so hard to give us such deliciousness throughout the year. Erin’s recipe looks amazingly good. I’ve tried three ingredient cookies before and they were delicious :)

  13. Kim Chiu

    Hi Nami,

    Welcome back to the states. Merry Christmas to you and the fam and I hope to see you in the New Year!


  14. Nami these cookies sound simply irresistible. I too am taking time off until after the holidays to spend time with family but this is down time right now so I thought I’d check out a few blogs.

    Have a wonderful time with your mom and a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, New Year!

  15. Nami I hope you had a wonderful trip to Taiwan! And that is so wonderful that your mom is now visiting from Japan! Busy, busy. I hope you are having a very merry Christmas and have a wonderful new year as well. These cookies look soooo good! I can’t wait to try them.

  16. Welcome back, Nami! I’ve never heard of a cookie recipe that didn’t use flour or butter, but I’m going to pass this one on to my gluten-free friends and I know they’ll be excited.

  17. Hi Nami, Merry Christmas my friend, I’m too busy and this is the only time I could read your blog post…I am looking for a pastries that I could try this New Year and I think this is easy to make…=)

  18. Dear Nami,

    These cookies look really nice! I trust you had a great holiday in Taiwan and now you’re in for a second holiday at home :) :)

    Hope you had a great Christmas and it was so nice meeting you this year since we started blogging. Look forward to more of your great recipes and the best wishes to you and your family for 2012!

  19. Hello Nami :)
    Belated Merry Christmas and hope you enjoyed a great Xmas with your mum visiting from Japan!

    The peanut butter chocolate chip cookies look amazing~ Can’t wait to try making them! but i think i’ve gotta get one of those ice-cream scoops first hehe

    Happy holidays and all the best in the New Year!

  20. Nami – So good to see you back! I know you had a great time in Taiwan. Amazing you managed to post this beautiful cookie recipe as soon as you got back over the busy Christmas weekend. Also glad to hear mom’s visiting. That’s exciting! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with mom and the rest of the family!

  21. Nami, you have a life outside of your blog. We all understand and I for one would rather you and your family be happy! I hope you have a wonderful time with your mother…and I hope you overcome your jet lag with no problem at all!!

    Happy Holidays, Nami! And happy new year! (hug)

  22. Nami, welcome back from holidays, I bet you had a wonderful holidays in Taiwan. I am curious the taste of a cookie made without flour, to find out, I need to make this myself, hehehe ..don’t said sorry , spend more time with your family and I am sure you will be back with full of energy !! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family, see you soon.

  23. Nami, hope you had a great time with your family during the holidays! These peanut butter treats are absolutely great and I am bookmarking the recipe. These cookies are tempting me to make them very soon and gobble them up!

  24. I have never made a cookie without flour…how cool is that?!! Not much of a baker myself either. These look perfect and must be all flavor! I love my dough scooper, great for biscuits too. I really like the photos.

    I think you should take a break and enjoy your family! So nice to be able to catch up with you. You are great to give us any notice…I usually get so busy that I am lucky to get a blip out when I return :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  25. I hope your trip really was as great as it sounds it was!
    This recipe really sounds so simple and yum I think it is a must-try! I’d say it’s of the kind that you whip up in no time when you surrender to your sudden cookie-cravings. 😉


  26. Welcome back from your holiday Nami. Your kids must be happy that you made these for them. These cookies are great for many beginners who want to get a hand in baking cookies. Will pass them along with some friends who will appreciate this.

    We’re slightly late with our Christmas greeting this year, but glad that the busiest time is almost over. Happy New Year to you & your family! Wishing you a wonderful time with your mom.

  27. I think peanut butter and chocolate chips are a perfect match. I am not a huge cookie person but this is one of the cookies I like to eat and to even make at home.

    I like the idea of butterless and flourless cookies. Will try this recipe next time I am making this. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Welcome Back Nami! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your mother. I’m sure it’s very special having her here with you and your family. One can always rely on the kids to remind you that there are no cookies in the house. :) I’m with you that it’s hard to believe a cookie without butter or flour; however, after seeing the recipe I can see that they would be fabulous! I’m passing this on to my niece who is on a cookie making craze right now. We have a deal – she makes the cookies and passes “a few” on to me. :) Happy New Year!

  29. Welcome back home, Nami! Hope you have gotten over the jetlag. That’s something I don’t enjoy whenever I travel to Asia. I may do another travel soon near Chinese New Year and the long-haul flight is what I dread.

    Anyway, good to hear that you are back home and here’s wishing you Happy New Year to you and your family.

  30. I love peanut butter and chocolate together! I always make a big batch dividing half to make chocolate chip and half to satisfy a plain and divine peanut butter cookie craving. Your cookies look perfect Nami! xx

  31. Nami-san, Happy Holidays and Have a very Happy New Year! And… welcome back from the holidays:-)

    I do love peanut butter cholocate chip cookies! The combination of these two fabulous ingredients can beat anything. I can’t get these great “American” soft cookies here in Japan (I must say… not in entire Japan but in where I live..). I should bake if I can’t buy what I want. But the problem is… my oven doesn’t work properly:-( I would get one as soon as I can.

    I am sure that you had a wonderful family time in Taiwan and hope that you will spend lovely time with your mom!

  32. Only five ingredients?? Now that’s my kind of cookie recipe! Love to see some baking items on here, Nami. You did a great job with these. 😉 I hope you have a wonderful time with your mom while she’s here, and we’ll see you in January! Happy 2012!! x

  33. Sook

    Hi Nami, I know how jet lag can be so hard! I remember the last time I came back from Korea – me and my infant boy were up until 4 am for a week! Hope you had a lot of fun in Taiwan! P.S. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies look so good! I will def. have to try them soon!

  34. Hi Nami, happy new year! I love your idea of using crunchy peanut butter and brown sugar, it would have a great texture and yummy toffee like taste (and I bet Rudolf would have loved them too!) 😀 I hope your family has had a good Christmas and that your mum enjoys her visit!

  35. Wow, I cannot believe there are only those 3 ingredients in the cookies. Super for peanut addicts, like my mom. I hope you are having a wonderful time with your mom till the very last moment. I was also very happy to find you this year. Nami, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful New Year for 2012 filled with health, loved ones and success in your endeavors.

  36. amrita

    hey! i made these this weekend but im wondering if u flatten the ball of cookie dough u put on the baking tray? coz u didnt mention whether u do and i left mine as balls thinking they melt down to flat cookies in the oven but they didnt :( they were round balls…still taste good tho…great recipe!! xx

    • Hi Amrita! Aww thank you for trying this recipe! Nope, I didn’t flatten them. They were just like how you see them in the picture. I scoop it up and put it down…so it’s sort of loose, unlike it’s a “ball” shape. Did you roll the dough? I wonder if that can be a reason… next time use two tea spoon to scoop up and drop on the baking sheet. :-) Cooke scooper just helps to make the same size cookies, but there is no need to make balls. :-)

      • amrita

        yeah i did roll it…thinking it wld just melt in the hot oven (from previous cookie recipes) ill do the tea spoon thing ….mite be my peanut butter here in australia…i used Kraft Crunchy peanut butter….

  37. Lizette

    Hi Ms.Nami, thank you for the recipe. I was excited to bake this cookies seeing the simple ingredients, but it didn’t hold up like it supposed to. Any tips?

  38. Wen

    Just curious, doesn’t this recipe require any flour? And I wonder won’t it be too sweet with only sugars and egg and peanut butter? 😀

    • Hi Wen! That was my first reaction too! Surprisingly there is no flour included!!! It’s more like typical American cookies, so it can be a little too sweet for Asian persons’ taste for example, but we do enjoy these cookies. :)

  39. Kassie Zhang

    I made this recipe twice :) The second time I tried adding a little milk to make it less sweet and just a bit softer. Both times were really good! Thanks for awesome recipe~

  40. Tai

    Hope you had a great holiday season! These cookies were just what we were looking for. We have a few friends who can’t have any gluten, so these were perfect for a treat to take to them. I added mini mnms chocolates for a little fun color. My house loves crunchy cookies too, so I baked just a little longer as suggested.