Easy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've always enjoyed making cakes, but making biscuits (and especially cookies) is a different matter. I never seem to get them quite right - they always seem to end up too hard and brittle, regardless of the recipe I use.

That's why I love this recipe from Waitrose – it's absolutely foolproof and produces amazingly good cookies with hardly any effort at all. Highly recommended.



  • 200g crunchy peanut butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of Maldon sea salt flakes (you could use regular salt, but halve the amount if you do)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ and line two baking trays with parchment / greaseproof paper.
  2. In a bowl, beat together the peanut butter, sugar, flour, salt and egg with a spoon until you have an even mixture.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and make sure they are evenly distributed through the mixture.
  4. Divide into 12 balls and place six on each baking tray. Press them down a little, and make sure to leave plenty of space between them because they will spread out during cooking.
  5. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes (or until they look golden and good enough to eat!), then leave to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

This article was updated on 27 July 2021