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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips are the best of both worlds. Smooth peanut butter and rich dark chocolate are sure to be a favorite.

We decided to “class up” the traditional peanut butter cookie by adding rich, dark chocolate chips to the mix.

Chocolate and peanut butter are such a great combo, but they’re rarely seen together in cookies. Usually you see them in recipes like our no bake chocolate peanut butter bars.

What you get is a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie studded with the goodness of chocolate chips. It’s pure perfection!

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips next to a cup of milk.

Peanut butter cookies fall into that special group of cookies that are referred to as classics. They share the spotlight with oatmeal, chocolate chip, and, of course, sugar cookies.

The familiar criss-cross pattern lets you know immediately that the cookie you are about to enjoy is indeed peanut butter.

Close up of Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips on baking sheet.

Normally, there’s not a lot of variety when it comes to making the dessert. In fact, the only major difference I’ve found is whether or not to use creamy or chunky peanut butter.

That decision is purely preference.  For this recipe, I’ve chosen to use creamy peanut butter.

Stack of four Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips.

Other minor differences include whether or not to use brown or white sugar, eggs or no eggs, and the list goes on. You get the picture.

The goal for these cookies was to make soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips that would stay soft for days after they’d been baked.

Top down view of Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips on a baking sheet.

That’s another thing. Do you like cookies soft and chewy, or thin and crispy? If it’s the latter, then this recipe may not be for you.

These cookies bake up chewy and stay soft for days afterward if they actually last that long! Lol!

Chances are you already have everything you need right in the pantry.  The dough comes together in a matter of minutes and bakes in about 13 to 15 minutes.

Pile of three peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in front of a pan of cookies.

In reality, the longest part is letting the dough chill in the fridge to keep the cookies from spreading while they bake.

However, that part is completely optional if you just can’t wait and have to have the cookies now.  🙂

If you want something a little different than the traditional peanut butter cookie, give these chewy peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips a try.

You won’t be disappointed.

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Pile of three peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in front of a pan of cookies.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Thick, soft, chewy and simple to make. Chewy peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips are the best of both worlds. Smooth peanut butter and rich dark chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened,
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, (can be substituted with semi-sweet chips)

Instructions

  1. Using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  2. Next, add peanut butter. Mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients, and beat on low speed just until no flour streaks remain. Use a wooden spoon to fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Cover the dough, and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. 
  4. When you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with a silicone mat.
  5. Scoop dough out of bowl and roll into balls. About 2 tablespoons of dough for each ball. Place dough on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart, and bake for 13 to 15 minutes just until the edges are lightly brown and the centers are soft.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and place on cooling rack. Enjoy!
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

*Calories are based on a 2 cookie serving size.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g

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Jo

Monday 17th of July 2017

Thank you so much ......my boys love these even the parrot tried to pinch one lol

Kimberly

Monday 17th of July 2017

Hi, Jo! You are most welcome. We're glad everyone enjoyed them, even the parrot. :)

Tina

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

This is great! Chocolate AND peanut butter, YAY! These look amazing, thanks so much:)

John

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Thank you, Tina! It's one of our favorite cookie recipes and I am glad you like it. Have a wonderful day :)

Eileen | yesmissy.com

Monday 10th of July 2017

These cookies look so delicious! I'm afraid I'm allergic to peanuts so I won't be able to try it out. But I bet my husband would love it!

John

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Thank you, Eileen! Oh no, then you would definitely steer clear of these babies. Have a great day :)

Catvills

Monday 10th of July 2017

I love chewy cookies, especially if they have chocolate chips in it. This recipe sounds really good. I hope I can make them as pretty as yours. My cookies always end up looking lopsided. LOL. Anyway, thanks for the recipe. School's out so I have to make sure the kids have something yummy and healthy to munch on.

John

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Thank you for commenting! When it comes to homemade cookies, all that matters is the flavor. Lop-sided or not, as long as they are tasty, then count me in lol! Have a lovely day :)

Christy Maurer

Monday 10th of July 2017

YUM! I just shared this on Facebook, tagging my daughter to make them now lol! Those sound so good and I am seriously having a chocolate craving!

John

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Thank you, Christy! Well, I hope she loves them and you found something to satisfy that craving lol. Have a wonderful day :)