Chocolate Dipped 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate dipped cookies with a cross-hatch pattern

Chocolate Dipped 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies! These may be the easiest, yummiest cookies you’ve ever met.

There are many things I love about these cookies. When it comes to recipes being re-made with minimal ingredients you sometimes have to sacrifice either texture, sweetness, or taste. But I love that these delicious cookies taste so satisfying and almost identical to the classic peanut butter cookie. They are as chewy, dreamy, and peanut buttery as they look, friends…and you’ll find yourself going back for more than just seconds.

A stack of peanut butter cookiesA group of peanut butter cookies with cross-hatch pattern

I can’t believe we are just 5 days away from Christmas. I swear it was just Thanksgiving last week…But hey, it means we are in the midst of Christmas cookie season, and I know I’m not the only one who’s been eating a cookie (what seems like) every day. It’s also a bustling time as we all try to finish up last minute shopping and decorations, and get into the full holiday spirit.

So with time being slightly limited for all of us, these 5 ingredient peanut butter cookies are a game-changer for those in a time crunch! These cookies you can throw together so quickly with ingredients I guarantee are in your pantry (win-win!) and they are ready in minutes.

– chewy on the inside
– slightly crispy/crackly on the outside
– peanut buttery
– gluten free
– 5 ingredients
– dark chocolate-y goodness

SOLD. Done. Plzz sign me up.

Enjoy these delicious little cookies with your family & friends over this holiday weekend. I really hope you love them and let them fill you with all the holiday feels!

Have a Merry Christmas + a Happy New Year! Aaaand with that, Drew and I will see you all in 2018! ?

Hand holding up a chocolate-dipped peanut butter cookie with cross-hatch pattern

Chocolate Dipped 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - SO easy and so yummy! |

Chocolate Dipped 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Servings 12 cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
Author: A Simple Palate


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla in electric mixer. Add egg in and mix on low until it is incorporated.

  2. Roll dough into 1.5 inch thick dough balls and place on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper cookie sheet. Use a fork to press down cookie into a criss-cross pattern. Make sure cookies are 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes and let cool completely. 

  3. Melt dark chocolate in microwave - heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between to avoid burning. Dip half of peanut butter cookies in dark chocolate, place cookie on parchment paper and let chocolate set. 

  4. Store cookies in sealed container or ziplock bag in refrigerator/freezer.

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