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 1/4 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


  • 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.


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  1. Lilia says

    I just made Choc chip cookies, literally minutes ago. Should Of checked this out before I started. Lol

    • Dawn says

      Hi Jill! Surprisingly the peanut butter flavor doesn’t really stand out in the recipe! Bizarre, but true πŸ˜‰

  2. Krystle(Baking Beauty) says

    I love peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies so this recipe sounds perfect for me!

  3. Maddie K. says

    Holy cow. I opened this up and saw the title and said NO WAY! But NOW, tomorrow I am SO going to make these. I love peanutbutter and sugar and eggs…. no flour or other levening agents? This should be interesting. I’m so up to trying these. Bless you!

  4. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    Wowee! I had to pin this! I had no idea you could make cookies with 4 ingredients! We are going to try this tomorrow for sure. Hope I have some chocolate chips…

    • Dawn says

      Yup! It a true time saver .. only takes about 5 minutes to mix the ingredients up and get em in the oven! Hope you had some chocolate chips! Let me know if try them! πŸ˜‰

  5. Heather! says

    Wow…I thought you’d forgotten one or two ingredients at first! They sound wonderful and the picture is drool-worthy! YUM!! (I pinned it, too, so I can make them SOON!)

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    This is a geat recipe but I sometimes do prefer the texture of a cookie that is made with flour.

  7. Tammy S says

    I am going to have to make these. I hate having to spend almost more time making the batter then actually cooking the cookies. My husband will love these. I know what I am doing today. :)

  8. She says

    Sounds good, I am surprised there is no flour..but gonna give it a try now…these are just tooo easy, Thx.

  9. says

    Wow, I’m… amazed!! I love making chocolate chip cookies, but always use a ton of ingredients… I’ve never tried something like this! I love it!! Totally doing this next time–pinning it! Thanks!

    • Dawn says

      Thanks a bunch! I hope you have a chance to try them! They blow my mind…. so easy and delish! Won’t miss all those extra ingredients in my opinion πŸ˜‰

  10. Betty Baez says

    Ok I totally thought you may have issued a few ingredients lol I had to read it a few times I don’t believe it….. I guess I’m making cookies today πŸ˜‰

    • Betty Baez says

      Oh wait a minute one question do you measure the peanuts butter with a dry measuring cup or a liquid measuring cup?

  11. Bev C. says

    Thank you Dawn! These are fantastic! Easy, super fast and delicious! I baked them for 20 minutes, maybe my oven temp is off, but they were perfect! My son said there are better than the regular kind! Easily our new favorite.

    • Dawn says

      Oh yay Bev! I am SO excited that you tried and loved them! Aren’t they magical?? Did you taste the peanut butter? Its a strange thing.. but it just blends into a regular tasting chocolate chip cookie batter taste.

      Thanks a bunch for stopping by! πŸ˜‰

  12. Kristy says

    Thanks south!! I made these the other night and we love them! I made half with choc chips and the other without because my son doesn’t like choc chips(crazy I know!) lol but we Ded tasted the peanut butter! It tasters more like a peanut butter cookie with choc chips… But we still LOVE them and are soo easy! Thanks!!

    • Dawn says

      Oh cool, I am so glad you tried them and that you liked them! That is so funny that we don’t taste the peanut butter in the recipe much, you must have sharper taste buds than us πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! So glad you stopped by!

  13. Erika says

    Just made these!! AWESOME! I didn’t have chocolate chips though, but I cut up marshmallows and baked those in…OMMMMG, seriously yummy!

  14. leandra says

    Made these for dessert tonight. Mine didn’t look as pretty as yours but oh my were they delicious. We used white chocolate chips. Hit the spot. Thanks!

  15. Leanne says

    Wow perfect!! have to make last minute cookies for my sons school and thought I would have to run to the store.
    Now I don’t have to! Thank you!

  16. Sara says

    I made these for the first time the other day and loved them, but by the end of the day, my bf said they were a little too chewy. So this time I added only about 2 tblsp of flour and they were much fluffier. I know the point of these was minimal ingredients,but he liked them better with the little bit of flour.
    I loved them either way though, so cheap and easy! thanks so much for posting!

    • Dawn says

      Oh cool, I am so glad you liked them! I bet adding flour made them really nice and fluffy! I agree, they can get more chewy after being stored… I try to keep them loosely covered with plastic wrap so they can breath a bit, that seems to help. When I sealed them in a Tupperware container they didn’t hold up very well after a day or two!

  17. Molly says

    I don’t have any chocolate chips. If I wanted to use Nutella for a more chocolatey recipe, would I replace the chocolate chips? Or replace some of the peanut butter? I want a texture as close to the original as possible…thanks!

    • Dawn says

      Hi Molly, I haven’t tried that yet.. but I’ve been thinking about it. It seems that you could add Nutella in place of the peanut butter to get a similar consistency.. however since I haven’t tried it, I can’t say how it will turn out for sure. If you’d rather play it safe, maybe just try adding a little Nutella in place of the chocolate chips. I’ve made these without any chocolate chips at all and the consistency stays pretty similar. Hope that helps!

  18. natalie nichols says

    Man, I wish my son didn’t have a peanut allergy. I bet these are delicious!

  19. Katie E says

    Last night I had this plan to make chocolate chip cookies. Well around 9pm I realized I had run out of hours in the day and had promised a 3 year old not only some cookies, but to help make said cookies. Needless to say cookies were being made weither or not mommy wanted to anymore. I pinned this recipe months ago and just by chance found it while looking for some big long exhausting recipe. I was very sceptical but couldn’t resist the 5 mins it took. I have to say these are amazing! I kept thinking they are going to be way to peanut buttery and grainy… But I can barely taste the peanut butter and there is no graininess what so ever! I made one change and added vanilla, and let me tell you if they make it to the second day they taste even better!!

  20. EdwardGlover says

    I made these cookies twice as I thought I had made a mistake the first time. The first ones did not come out as cookies, more like candy and really soft chocolate chips. The taste was really good though and I had to try them a second time. They still did not come out as cookies, more like candy. I had some oily residue in the bowl, maybe the peanut butter was too oily. Will try them again and use a different peanut butter. The taste was still awesome, so will make them again even if they don’t look like yours.

    • Dawn says

      Oh wow, now that is very interesting! I think you are on to something, it might be the peanut butter being used. I’ve used store brand most of the times that I’ve made these with much success. I hope you can find the solution to get the cookie texture! Keep us posted!

  21. Lori says

    Dawn: Just made the cookies and the taste is great. I do have 2 questions though. 1. Do you flatten the cookies before baking? Mine did not spread very well, so halfway through I flattened them. I know the temp was correct because I had two thermometers in the oven. 2. I also had a problem with oily residue in the bowl and on the batter – you indicated that you use store bought brand peanut butter – is this less oily?
    My cookies didn’t look as nice as yours, either, but the taste made up for presentation. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Al says

    Can’t you realistically eliminate the sugar from this equation since there is both sugar in the peanut butter and chocolate chips? I am trying these out for the first time, but I cut the sugar portion in half to 1/2 cup. I dont like things very sweet, and also dont want needless sugar and calories if theres two other sweet ingredients. please let me know if this makes a difference.

    • Dawn says

      You could give it a try, but I haven’t done that .. so I can’t be sure. If you try it, please do share your results!

  23. says

    I wonder if you can make these with almond flour instead of oats? Anybody know? I can’t eat oats. I’m gluten-free and there is often cross-contamination.

    • Dawn says

      Hiya Melanie, there are no oats in this recipe, so I don’t think you’d need to add anything to supplement it.

  24. smke says

    These cookies are just like the peanut butter cookies I make here is the recipe for them
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    1 egg
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup of peanut butter
    mix in that order and drop it by the teaspoon and bake it at 350′ for 12-15 minutes.

    • Dawn Lopez says

      Hi Heather, I haven’t tried it before so I can’t say for sure. Maybe try a very small batch using some egg, sugar and almond butter so that you don’t waste a whole batch just in case. If it worked, it would probably taste wonderful! Keep me posted if you try!

  25. sp says

    We made these last night using all natural, sugar free, salt free organic peanut butter. We just added a bit of salt to the mix to compensate. These cookies are amazing. So easy and delicious. Highly recommended

    • Dawn Lopez says

      Ooh I am so glad that worked out nicely for you and that you enjoyed them. We are hooked on these too! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and let us know how that variation worked for you. πŸ˜‰

    • Dawn Lopez says

      I am so glad you enjoyed them Karen! Thanks for checking in to let us know how they worked out for you too πŸ˜‰

  26. Rhonda says

    I literally just made these for the first time, will sure not be the last time. They are awesome when warm and I’m sure they’ll be good when they cool off….Thanks !!