Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Easiest Ever PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've noticed that the words "easy" and "quick" are creeping into my recipe repertoire more and more. It makes me feel like I'm living in an issue of Real Simple magazine. (Except if I was, my house would be much more organized...) But anyway, there's nothing really wrong with that, and it's making me feel like less of a loser when I can put dinner and/or treats on the table and not have my husband pick something up or order delivery.

I love that these cookies are both of those things (quick and easy, in case I lost you somewhere along the way), plus ridiculously tasty. And versatile, I'm thinking.

I found this via Pinterest (like most of the awesome things out there right now) at The Girl Who Ate Everything. The only change I've made is to use dark chocolate chips in place of the milk chocolate ones she calls for. (That way it reminds me of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate PB Cups!)

There are 5 ingredients (yup, that's it), no flour, no creaming... Have I sold you on this yet?

Easiest Ever PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Dump all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350ยบ for 9 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute or two before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Devour.

If you'd like to guild the lily a bit (and sometimes I do), you can add a splash of vanilla (say 1/2 tsp.) and/or mix in some pretzel pieces (Oh, yes. I went there.) And a sprinkle of sea salt on top wouldn't be a bad idea at all.

With pretzel pieces!
 I may also try it with dark chocolate covered raisins in place of the chocolate chips -- if you added the pretzels as well, these could be very trail mix. Love it!


This recipe has clearly sparked some creativity in me. Give it a try and see if it does the same for you!


  1. Great recipe ! I made it! It`s delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. @Nicole: I'm so glad they turned out well for you! I think this recipe is a keeper for sure!


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