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Super Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m probably the last person on the planet to try this recipe for Super Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I saw it the other day on my new found love, Pinterest, and pinned away. My comment was something like “Serious? 5 ingredient cookies?”
I wondered how good they could really be, without flour, and only 5 ingredients. I showed them to Jake and he said, “If these are good, I’m making them every weekend for girls, they’ll think I’m a genius“.
Hello, Jake, I hate to break it to you but it will take a lot more than this…
So we whipped up a batch. The skeptic in me thought -these will probably be awful. Guess what? Pleasantly surprised. I followed the directions exactly, and in less than 1/2 hour we were sampling some pretty tasty cookies.
I’m thinking my friends (who will remain nameless) that have cooking/baking challenges will be able to throw these together in a flash, and succeed in the kitchen! Great for peeps with gluten issues too. And college students. How about those living abroad who have trouble buying ingredients for treats? Everything except the egg can be packaged and sent.
Super simple, pantry-ready, yummy homemade cookies in just a few minutes. Yum.

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ heaping cup milk chocolate chips I like Guittard brand


  1. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips. When blended, mix in the chocolate chips. Using a small scoop, form 1 1/2 inch balls (dough will be very wet and stickand place onto an un-greased parchment or Silpat (siliconlined cookie sheet*. Don’t make them too big because they spread.
  2. Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees. Let the cookies cool completely before removing.

Recipe Notes

-I also baked one pan without a liner of any type, ungreased on the cookie sheet, they did not stick and turned out just like the other pans.
-I did not pat the scoops of dough down at all before baking.
-Yield about 24 cookies.

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  1. I feel so cool that I KNOW you! You have such an amazing blog, and you are like the ultimate chef ever! Great recipes! Thanks for being wonderful. 🙂

  2. Love all of your recipes. Will you make a link to your Pinterest page or tell us your screen name? I'd love to follow you there, too! 🙂

  3. In disbelief I sent brett to the store to get peanut butter so we could make these- They were awesome and delicious! I can't decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing that they were so easy. Same with a 2 minute chocolate cake in a cup recipe we tried the other day. Haha! Love how often you're posting!

  4. Oh my! I have been reading your blog and loving it for a few years. I'm good friends with Kimi and she let me know about it. Anywho, I had to change 3 of the 5 ingredients to make these for my allergy ridden husband. But worth it! They are the only baked goodie he can have. Thank you!

  5. For 35 plus years I have been using essentially this recipe. No baking soda or choco chips. Even my kiddos as young as 4 could make this by their self. of course me putting them in the oven. This is a favorite of ours.

  6. How do I adjust this for low altitude? I just made these and my dough was crumbly when everything was mixed together – not wet and sticky.

    1. Hi Jen, I did not adjust these for our hight altitude in Utah. I made the recipe exactly as it was written. If the dough is crumbly, add about a tablespoon of milk at a time until the dough binds together. Also, I used a fairly creamy peanut butter, Skippy or Jiff work well.
      Let me know if you try it again…