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
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.
Bake for 9 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely before removing.
-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.