4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everybody needs to have a perfect go-to cookie recipe. It comes in handy for nights when you have a craving but don’t want to leave the apartment, or when it’s almost time to leave for that “thing” and you totally forgot you were supposed to bring a dessert. It happens.


I feel like some old lady a long time ago made up this recipe. She dumped a cup of this and a cup of that, added an egg and called it a secret masterpiece. But what old lady can keep such a great secret? Either she spilled the beans or her elderly friends went sneaking into her kitchen and stole the coveted recipe. I would have. It’s totally worth losing an old lady friend over. These cookies are also totally worth making up a story about old ladies. Just go with it.


It’s one of those that you could just do the peanut butter base and it is stunning, but you could also drastically change it by adding other things. I typically choose chocolate chips. But feel free to go crazy with it. They can look fancy by rolling them in sugar and stamping your fork into the tops, or you can just plop them on the cookie sheet in a nice blob. Keep this little treasure of a recipe handy for those times you need a go-to. Everyone will be glad you did.


1 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients together until well incorporated.

Shape into 1 inch balls with spoons (alternatively, roll into granulated sugar and press indentations with a fork).

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

*This dough is also easily frozen.


9 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Have been using this recipe for years as my grandmother has Celiac disease. She made it with white sugar and it was a whole cup! I’ll be trying the brown sugar version tomorrow! CHeers.

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