Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Packing for an epic adventure or just need a quick energy boost? Let’s make Chocolate peanut butter cookies and worry not for days!

Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMomEating has one sole purpose in life, to provide the living cells with energy. Then it came the human brain.

What’s worth chewing on?

Since we got rid of the daunting process of hunting and gathering, eating got to be a bit more of a leisure activity, but originally eating was about getting energy. Back in the days, the more energy a bite of food provided, the better our chances were to make it for another day.

So, it came that our brain learnt to prioritize food that required little chewing but packed with a lot of energy. The moment we bite into such food, the lower part of our brain releases endorphins so even if we got bored by the taste of food we are having, the joy of eating still keeps us going as long as our stomach is capable of stretching further.

Take the joy away with some keto bread and see how far chewing on carbs free meals last.

Is there too much?

Although, by the time it seemed like a good idea as our brain grew some sense and figured out how to make such food and only that type of food, it became a burden. Not to mention, since we figured out how to create chemicals that provide the same effect, many of us got hooked on that too.

Probably, it’s not a coincidence that 3 out of the 7 deadly sins are based on self-constraining our pleasure-seeking self and one is especially dealing with overeating. Sure, there wasn’t an obesity pandemic in the past 2000 years, let alone before, but eating too much, when there isn’t enough for all, was always frowned upon.

Our quest, to have enough for everybody, has led to numerous changes the way we acquire food, including a complete overhaul of our way of life from hunter gatherers to farmers and thanks to the industrial revolution to mainly shoppers.

How did peanuts come?

Luckily, during the past couple of decades, we haven’t just pushed agriculture to its known limits, but other areas of science have improved too. We know what to eat to nourish our body and more importantly if something is not available what to use instead.

This is how peanut, a cheap but viable option for protein, has become to something that Americans love to eat 6lb / 3kg of every year.

Peanuts started out as a garden crop in the South part of North America or sometimes as an animal fodder but once some scientist figured out that its protein content can provide a cheap and healthy alternative to meat, its reputation quickly changed.

Is peanut butter good?

Making peanut butter probably helped a lot in its adaptation but a larger handful of peanuts can contain a third of a grown man daily energy and protein intake. Unfortunately, many of us know how quickly that handful lasts, even if someone carefully bites every one of them into half.

Not to mention when we have them ground into peanut butter. Scooping out a jar, while watching some half-baked movie from the coziness of our coach, could provide us with a week worth of calories at one sitting.

What are chocolate peanut butter cookies?

Chocolate peanut butter cookies are what they sound like to be. Peanut butter cookies with enough cocoa powder to look like chocolate. If we want to be really kind to ourselves some hidden chocolate chips here and there provide a much more exciting cookie experience.

If we are on any kind of diet where losing weight is the goal, then peanut butter cookies aren’t the best suited ingredient due to its high energy content. But if we are bulking up, baking for a weekend sport gathering or just going for a journey to throw an evil ring into a pit of fire then filling up with peanut butter cookies is an excellent idea.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old school

(35 pieces 0.5 oz / 15g cookies)

  • 1 ½ cups / 200g Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoons / 50g Butter
  • ¾ cup / 200g Peanut butter
  • 1  Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Agave or sweetener of choice to taste
  • ⅓ cup / 30g Cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup / 160ml Milk
  •  Optional
    • ½ cup / 60g Chopped peanuts, chocolate chips, raisin

New school – Keto

(20 pieces 0.5 oz / 15g cookies)

  • 1cup / 260g Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • ⅓ cup / 30g Cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon / 5g Stevia or sweetener of choice to taste

Holistic school – Oatmeal

(20 pieces)

  • 2 cups / 200g Quick oat
  • 2 Bananas
  • 4 tablespoons / 50g Butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup / 200g Peanut butter
  • 1 oz / 30 g Chocolate chip
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml milk
  • ½ cup / 30g Cocoa powder
  •  Optional
    • ½ cup / 60g Chopped peanuts, chocolate chips, raisin

How to make Chocolate peanut butter cookies

Old school

  1. Mix the ingredients until a uniform texture is formed. Add milk until the dough doesn’t crack when pressed by fingers. It shouldn’t be sticky when formed into a ball.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  2. Roll the dough out into logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart. We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  3. Roll them into a ball then place them onto a parchment lined baking tray.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  4. Press them down vertically with a wet or slightly oiled fork. Then do it horizontally as well.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  5. Bake the cookies in a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 – 20 minutes.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

New school – Keto

  1. Measure all the ingredients. Mix the ingredients until a uniform texture is formed. Add milk until the dough doesn’t crack when pressed by fingers. It shouldn’t be sticky when formed into a ball.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  2. Roll the dough out into logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  3. Roll them into a ball.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  4. On a parchment lined baking tray press the balls down with a wet or slightly oiled fork vertically then horizontally.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  5. Bake the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 10 – 15 minutes.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

 

Holistic school – Oatmeal

  1. Measure all the ingredients. Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  2. Scoop out the desired sized cookies. Prepare a glass of water close by to dip the spoon in after each scoop.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  3. Flatten them out with a wet or oily fork or any non-stick spatula.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  4. Bake the cookies in a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes.Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Note: ⅓ cup / 30g Cocoa powder makes very intense dark chocolate peanut butter cookies. For less intense color and flavor try with 2 tablespoons / 15g cocoa powder first.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Packing for an epic adventure or just need a quick energy boost? Let's make Chocolate peanut butter cookies and worry not for days!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 35
Calories 74kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old school
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • ¾ cup Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Agave or sweetener of choice to taste
  • cup Cocoa powder
  • cup Milk
  • Optional
  • ½ cup Chopped peanuts chocolate chips, raisin
New school – Keto
  • 1 cup Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • cup Cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener of choice to taste
Holistic school – Oatmeal
  • 2 cups Quick oat
  • 2 Bananas
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup Peanut butter
  • 1 oz Chocolate chip
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • cup Cocoa powder
  • Optional
  • ½ cup Chopped peanuts chocolate chips, raisin

Instructions

Old school

  • Mix the ingredients until a uniform texture is formed. Add milk until the dough doesn't crack when pressed by fingers. It shouldn't be sticky when formed into a ball.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough out into logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart. We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Roll them into a ball then place them onto a parchment lined baking tray.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Press them down vertically with a wet or slightly oiled fork. Then do it horizontally as well.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Bake the cookies in a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 - 20 minutes.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

New school – Keto

  • Measure all the ingredients. Mix the ingredients until a uniform texture is formed. Add milk until the dough doesn't crack when pressed by fingers. It shouldn't be sticky when formed into a ball.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough out into logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Roll them into a ball.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • On a parchment lined baking tray press the balls down with a wet or slightly oiled fork vertically then horizontally.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Bake the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 10 - 15 minutes.

Holistic school - Oatmeal

  • Measure all the ingredients. Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Scoop out the desired sized cookies. Prepare a glass of water close by to dip the spoon in after each scoop.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Flatten them out with a wet or oily fork or any non-stick spatula.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Bake the cookies in a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
    Chocolate peanut butter cookies - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!
⅓ cup / 30g Cocoa powder makes very intense dark chocolate peanut butter cookies. For less intense color and flavor try with 2 tablespoons / 15g cocoa powder first.

Old school

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 15g | Calories: 74kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg (3%) | Sodium: 58mg (3%) | Potassium: 63mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 54IU (1%) | Calcium: 11mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
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New school – Keto

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 15g | Calories: 85kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg (3%) | Sodium: 64mg (3%) | Potassium: 113mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 12mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
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Holistic school – Oatmeal

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 15g | Calories: 74kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg (3%) | Sodium: 58mg (3%) | Potassium: 63mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 54IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 11mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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