Easy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

We’re already halfway through December and Christmas is only a week away. Yes, you read that right!

And you’re running out of time to get all of the items on your holiday list checked off. 

  1. Gift for Mom-Check
  2. Gift for Grandpa-Check
  3. Christmas Side Dish [Printed the recipe and purchased ingredients]-Check
  4. Schedule a babysitter for the kids school break while your at work-Check
  5. Bake Cookies
  6. Pick Up Wrapping Paper-Check
  7. Make New Year’s Eve Reservations [at Ironwood]-Check
  8. Card for Mail Carrier-Check
  9. Decorate the Tree-Check

Uh oh, it looks like you might have forgot one-baking cookies!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Don’t worry, I have you covered with the easiest, most delicious, quick recipe for peanut butter cookies. Your cookies will be the hit of the Christmas table and everyone will want to know the recipe. I’ll let you decide if you want to share the secret or not…

What’s that…baking cookies wasn’t on your list because you “don’t know how to bake”?  Don’t worry, this recipe for peanut butter cookies is simple and there are only four ingredients, two of which you don’t even have to measure! Honestly, it would be tough to mess these cookies up.

If you’re looking to make easy, soft, chewy, delicious, fudgy peanut butter cookies, then read on. You won’t be dissatisfied!

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe and photos courtesy of Old House to New Home. Visit their website for more great recipes here.


1 Box Yellow Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup Oil

1 Cup Peanut Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients until smooth-batter will be thick. Roll dough into about 1 tablespoon ball and place on cookie sheet [I recommend lining the cookie sheet with parchment paper]. If you would like, using a fork, indent each cookie in both directions. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

You can change and add to the recipe if you would like, a few of my recommendations include:

  1. Adding a handful of chopped peanuts to the batter prior to baking.
  2. Topping the cookies with a Hershey kiss after baking [or even a peanut butter cup!]
  3. Sprinkling the indented cookie tops with sugar prior to baking.

I hope you enjoy this quick, easy recipe! Feel free to share with your friends.



PS: You know, we could also help you check another thing off your list…stop in Ironwood and grab a gift certificate for that hard to buy mom, brother, co-worker, or neighbor.