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4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My husband is a serious chocolate chip cookie addict and is very particular about them too.

This super easy recipe has made midnight cookie making sessions less nightmarish when the hubs is panicking because he's run out of his weekly cookie stash.

super thick and heavy chocolate chip cookies made with peanut butter loaded onto a plate. one cookie has a big bite taken out of it revealing loads of chocolate chips baked inside.

Does this happen at your house? This recipe features only 4 ingredients that I usually have on hand already so its a total winner.

This is a tried and true recipe that I've been making for quite some time now, you can even swap out some chocolate chips for nuts.

Matter of fact, my husband's favorite combo is chocolate chips, white chips and walnuts in these. I've found that you can reasonable swap around 1 cup instead of chocolate chips such as chopped nuts, etc.

up close view of plate of thick 4 ingredient chocolate chip cookies

The end result is a seriously freakin delish cookie, its shocking really. I'll personally continue avoiding baking with a million ingredients whenever humanly possible... its admittedly not my strong suit in any way shape or form.

You'll definitely want to keep an eye on these cookies while they are baking up and I definitely strongly recommend using parchment paper when baking, the bottom tends to crisp up very quickly. Since I started using the paper, the cookies have really improved greatly.

chunky chocolate chip cookies served on a small white plate

Once you nail your baking time, these cookies just might be the most amazing soft and scrumptious cookies ever.

I'm updating to add that there are two measurements that I've been liking for these.

¼ cup batter for each cookie and press them down and they come out extra large.


2 Tablespoons for each cookie, roll into balls and bake that way, which come out fat and chunky.

If you have a chocolate craving, these are calling out to you!

Can you hear them?

up close chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Craving something sweet and decadent but strapped for time? This 4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is just for you. I bet you already have most of the ingredients on hand right now... so go for it! You can have these mixed and baked in under 20 minutes.. chop chop.. and enjoy!

up close view of plate of thick 4 ingredient chocolate chip cookies

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 8-16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Cookies with only 4 ingredients and no flour. Peanut butter base instead of traditional cookie ingredients. Loads of chocolate chips.


  • 1 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine peanut butter, sugar and eggs until fully blended. Gently fold-in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop ¼ Cup of dough flattened (for large flat cookies) or 2 TBSP of dough rolled into balls (for smaller chunky cookies) onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
  5. Makes about 8 large cookies or 16 smaller cookies.


Parchment paper is recommended because the bottoms tend to crisp more quickly than traditional cookies.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 23mgSodium 88mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 5g
Delicious soft chocolate chip cookies with only 4 ingredients #cookies
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Monday 23rd of May 2022

Just made these today and they are amazing! I have made a similar almond butter blondie bar but your cookies are even better and made with even less ingredients!


Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

There really should be separate baking times, as a 1/4 cup vs. 2 Tbsp will not bake the same 11-13 minutes.

dawn lopez

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

@Pam, I hear you..however, I have made these in many ways in two different homes and the baking time has always been in that range. If you have had a different experience, please let me know. Thanks!


Tuesday 15th of February 2022

These were surprisingly good. I'm usually a little skeptical about short ingredient list recipes, but this one is very good. might have something to do with the amount of chocolate in the cookies. ;-)

Nina T

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Thanks for the recipe, these were really good - almost used up some peanut butter that needed to be used up. We agreed to use less Chocolate Chips the next time. I have a recipe very similar to this one but doesn't add the chips and boy those remind me of Grandma's peanut butter cookies.

BJ Baker

Friday 26th of February 2021

Can you use all natural peanut butter, or must you use a Peter Pan, Jif type of peanut butter? i whip my natural peanut butter and it is quite spreadable, even from the fridge, but it does not have the hydrogenated shortening in Jif-types.

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