Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies bring together two of life’s best things. Who can resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate baked together in a soft chewy cookie?
If ever two ingredients were made for each other, it’s chocolate and peanut butter. There’s no shortage of recipes out there that’ll give you your peanut butter and chocolate fix, but this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is timeless.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
A chewy peanut butter cookie flecked with sweet chocolate chip morsels is a treat for all occasions. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Recipe I have for you today is one of the best simple cookies to come out of my oven lately.
Like all the best people in my life, these cookies are sweet and a little nutty! Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies NEED to be on your baking list for this weekend. Paired with a cold glass of milk, they’ll never steer you wrong.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Do you have a favorite style of cookie? I know some people are adamant that their peanut butter cookies be thin and crispy, while others like them soft and doughy. Personally, I’m all about the chewy bakery style texture.
This peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips has a very slightly crinkly edge with a slightly soft and chewy interior. With every bite, a rich chocolate chip melts in your mouth. Need I say more?
I’ve made and shared many, many peanut butter chocolate cookie recipes over the years, but the simple goodness of this cookie deserves its own post. It’s a simplified version of my Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe which is a bit more over the top. Cookies with these ingredients can sometimes be decadently rich which is GREAT when that’s what you’re in the mood for. (Hello, Peanut Cluster Cookies and Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies.)
Sometimes, though, you want a sweet cookie that’ll satisfy your peanut butter cup cravings without being overwhelmingly rich or difficult to make. That’s where this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe comes in.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
This cookie recipe starts, like so many of the best cookies, by beating butter with sugar. Here, you’ll also add creamy peanut butter to the butter and sugars and beat to incorporate.
I use both brown and white sugar in these cookies; the molasses flavor of the brown sugar complements the peanut butter so well!
After adding eggs, vanilla and flour (along with baking soda), you’ll have a very dry dough. Don’t worry–this is how it’s supposed to be!
Note: Be sure to spoon the flour into your measuring cup! DO NOT SCOOP straight from the bag or container.
From here, scoop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Each scoop should include about 2 tbs worth of dough. While I prefer to put a silicone mat on my baking sheet before adding the dough, you could also use parchment paper.
Bake the cookies until they just begin to brown on the bottom (they’ll still look a little doughy). Let cool and enjoy!
The very best easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookie! Kids love these cookies, of course, but I’ve never met an adult who could resist one. . . or two or three . . . either!
More Peanut Butter and Chocolate Recipes
If you can’t get enough of that chocolate and peanut butter combo, I have a few other great recipes you’ll want to check out. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are sinfully delicious, bringing together peanut butter, chocolate, cheesecake and a graham cracker crust. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge is an easy to make fudge recipe that is packed with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. A great dessert any night of the week is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake.
Don’t miss the opposite version of this cookie, my Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies where you’ll get a chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- With a mixer, beat together peanut butter, softened butter and sugars until creamy and well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt to mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop cookies onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with a silicone mat. Each scoop should hold approximately 2 tablespoons of dough.
- Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on a wire cooling rack, but remain on baking sheet, for at least five minutes. Remove from baking sheet, serve and enjoy!
- YIELD: Approximately three dozen cookies
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I see that this recipe makes 36 cookies. I like to make cookies on the larger side; like 3″ in diameter. How much dough would you recommend for me to use per cookie to get cookies of this size? Thank you.
Should I chill the dough before baking?
Christi Johnstone says
You can, but you don’t need to.
Must have more! These are fantastic!