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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. 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.

Delicious soft chocolate chip cookies with only 4 ingredients #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. Matter of fact, I've even burnt this recipe a time or two. Oops. 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. 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 I've been using a ¼ cup batter for each cookie and they come out gorgeous. If you have a chocolate craving, these are calling out to you! Can you hear them?

Soft chocolate chip cookies with only 4 ingredients.

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!


4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Cookies with only 4 ingredients and no flour.


  • 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 mix in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of cookie dough onto a non stick baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Makes about 16 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
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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.

Edie Daniel

Thursday 17th of September 2020

I just made these and they are so good! I halved the recipe to try it out. I cooked them about one additional minute more. I taste the peanut butter, but not nearly as much as I expected. My cookies looked pretty much just like yours. Thank you for this great recipe.


Sunday 13th of December 2020

Although you may not taste the peanut butter, these should be labeled as peanut butter chocolate chip. Many people need to know this due to allergies.

Dawn Lopez

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Thank you so much for letting us know and sharing your experience! SO glad they came out great! ;)

John Guehlstorff III

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

I decided to make these this morning because the recipe looked so easy.

Did I do something wrong. I used the four ingredients and exact measurements. They never solidified. My peanut butter was also store bought (not oily at all).

Should I have added this to a flour based cookie dough? Do you add any additional stuff?


Tuesday 4th of February 2020

I just made this recipe and I added 2 cups of oats and 1 cup of walnuts. Delicious

Dawn Lopez

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Hmm, that sounds really odd. They might need to be cooled longer than a normal cookie, but they should absolutely solidify.

John Guehlstorff III

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

They were delicious. Just kind of soft for cookies. Adaptation to the recipe... Eat them with a spoon. :)

Barbara Ubele

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

My Grandsons and I just made these cookies...They were so easy... so far they look good They taste good too!! Just don't make enough!!! and I think I wilt put so many choice chips in them!!

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