Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls Recipe

Hayley Parker | The Domestic Rebel

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls are a quick and easy cookie with loads of peanut butter flavor. Make them to celebrate National Peanut...

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It is with great pleasure that I announce National Peanut Day today!

Wait – don’t tell me you didn’t know it was National Peanut Day. Who are you? But if you forgot (it’s okay; one time I forgot National Butterscotch Pudding Day and the world didn’t explode, so it’s all good), there is still plenty of time to make up for it – and plenty of peanutty goodness in today’s recipe to satisfy this national holiday!

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I recently got the terrible news that elephants don’t actually like peanuts. Um, I feel like my whole life has been a lie. How can elephants not like peanuts?! How come circusfolk told me a flat-out lie about an elephant’s snack preference? It’s not like I would have judged the elephant for liking lettuce or popcorn or whatever instead of peanuts. I didn’t have this notion in my head thinking, that giant animal over there must like peanuts or else I will disown it in my mind. How come I trusted circusfolk? Most of them are missing teeth and have pet monkeys. The world has so many unanswered questions.

So if you’re an elephant or someone who can’t eat peanuts, you probably won’t like this recipe. But for everyone else, this is one of the easiest cookie dough recipes ever, and is one that is sure to satisfy that sweet & salty craving we all get.

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The best part? This recipe makes a small batch which definitely helps curb the IWANTALLTHECOOKIES feelings we sometimes get. Or is that just me? Anyway, it makes approximately 15 miniature balls of rich and chewy peanut butter cookie dough and they’re so cute. Teeny, poppable and seriously addictive, you’ll probably end up polishing off all 15, but because they’re miniature, calories don’t count. It’s science, and I’m not circusfolk so I wouldn’t lie to you!

Let's celebrate National Peanut Butter day in style! We've got gluten free peanut butter fudge balls, and healthy peanut butter cookies to cure those nutty cravings.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Agave Syrup, Or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Sundae Peanuts, for rolling in/garnish


  1. In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and agave or honey vigorously with a fork, or with a handheld electric mixer on low-speed, until just combined. Stir in the vanilla, oats, and flour until a soft dough forms.
  2. Roll the dough into teaspoon-sized balls in the palm of your hand. Gently roll the balls into the finely chopped sundae peanuts to cover. Place the garnished cookie dough balls onto a foil-lined plate or small baking sheet.
  3. Briefly freeze the dough balls for about 20 minutes or until firm. Eat up! Store leftover dough balls (which there won’t be any) covered in the fridge or freezer. They also taste great at room temperature!


Source: Adapted from Averie Cooks
Adapted from Averie Cooks
Cooking Method:
No Bake
Cookie Dough
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Recipe Yields:
24 cookie dough balls
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Author: Hayley Parker
Source: Adapted from Averie Cooks
Recipe Yields: 24 cookie dough balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 cookie dough balls
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 75
Calories 175

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 4mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Hayley Parker

About Hayley

Hayley is known for over-the-top desserts of all kinds on her blog, The Domestic Rebel. Since she's fanatical about cookie dough, she's our cookie dough fanatic!

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