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This 4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Will Be Your Favorite

This 4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Will Be Your Favorite

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 or do half and half.

Matter of fact, my husband's favorite combo is chocolate chips, white chips and walnuts in these. I've found that you can reasonably 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!

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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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Thursday 9th of March 2023

Substituted with almond butter, coconut sugar and sugar free chocolate chips for a sugar free version and they came out amazing! I also put some dried coconut flakes on a few to test it out and they were delicious 😋 Cooked for about 13 minutes. Next time will add nuts as well. Thanks for the recipe!!


Monday 19th of December 2022

These were awful. Even after baking for the maximum amount of time (13 minutes) they tasted like raw cookie dough.


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

what can i use to replace peanut butter


Sunday 3rd of September 2023

@Dawn, Half a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt and half a cup of cream cheese. Add a tsp of vanilla for extra flavor.


Monday 19th of December 2022

@kyra, sorry, but peanut butter is the only thing I’ve had the best success with. Everything else is trial and error. Hope that helps.

JoAnn jardine

Monday 4th of July 2022

These did not come out for me, was very oily. Used a no name brand creamy peanut butter. Should have I used jiffy? Would try these again.

dawn lopez

Friday 29th of July 2022

@JoAnn jardine, Hi JoAnne, so sorry that happened. I certainly suppose if the peanut butter is extra oily that could happen. As long as you didn't swap any of the other ingredients, you should have good luck with Jiffy. Let me know how it works out!


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!

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