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Chocolate Dipped 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3-ingredient-peanut-butter-cookies, chocolate-dipped-3-ingredient-peanut-butter-cookies, classic-peanut-butter-cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet or two medium baking sheets with parchment. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and egg until fully combined.
  • Roll into small bite size balls and place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Use a fork dipped in remaining 2 Tbsp sugar and gently press cookies using a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on pan for 5 minutes then carefully remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, melt together chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until completely smooth.
  • Carefully dip cookies in melted chocolate and lay on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts while chocolate is still wet.
  • Let sit until chocolate is set or, you may chill in the fridge to speed up the process.
  • Store in an airtight container chilled or at room temperature.