Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Shawnda on August 3, 2013

in Chocolate,Cookies and Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

After spending a week learning about cooking and nutrition at her preschool, my sweet(ish) little(ish) Landry Kate came home with a chef hat, an apron, and an intensely unwavering interest to help me brownies.

Can we make brownies? Can we make brownies now? [yelling from inside the pantry] I can’t find the box of brownies!

Intensely. Unwavering. Interest.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

But only in the “making brownies” part. (Maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll focus on Unloading the Dishwasher 101 next week.)

Like any 3 1/2 year old, some of her favorite things are measuring, scooping, whisking, and stirring. And like any human, her absolute favorite part is licking that last bit of batter from the spoon, scoop, or spatula. But not the whisk! You only have to get your tongue pinched once before you realize that thing is the devil.

We made peanut butter cookies last week and as we’re getting ready to scoop out the dough, she throws her hands out and yells in that panicky, shrill tone that sends a mother’s heart into high gear fight mode: Oh, no Mommy! We forgot the chocolate!

Drama. We has some around here.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There have been many times when I’ve joked whether or not she might have been switched with another baby at the hospital. Like that time when she ran up to pet the weird giganti-lizard on a leash at the zoo. [shudder] And that time when she brought me a “brown lady bug” (a June bug). [double shudder] Or all those times she peeled open a quesadilla, ate the meat and cheese and left the tortilla virtually untouched.

But today? When the world temporarily came to a screeching halt so we could pair our favorite chewy peanut butter cookies with some chocolate? Today was not one of those days.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies studded with chocolate chips.


  • 1 stick butter, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
  2. Cream the butter and peanut butter on medium high for 1 minute.
  3. Add sugars and beat at med-high for another minute. Add egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt on low speed until thoroughly combined. Mix in chocolate chips (the dough will be quite soft).
  5. Chill dough for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Drop the dough by the small scoopfuls onto a lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown. For a crispier cookie, allow the entire cookie to brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


Yields: ~24 cookies

Slightly adapted from The Pastry Queen

Estimated time: 45 minutes


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

These look so fabulous and are perfect for the weekend!


2 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

Ahahahaaa awww!!!! Smart girly. These cookies are perfection!


3 Abbie @ Needs Salt August 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

Haha! This post made me laugh. :) Little kids can be so funny and cute.
These cookies look so good! All those beautiful cracks. And chocolate chunks. <3
By the way, what kind of camera do you shoot your photos with?
These look awesome!! Pinning! :D


4 shelly (cookies and cups) August 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

Peanut butter + chocolate chips = best thing ever!


5 Joanne August 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

First of all, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this…but I LOVE her name. Like, serious love.

And she has good taste. Peanut butter needs chocolate. And that’s that.


6 Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Haha I hope she learns dishwashing 101 too! So funny! These cookies look great, chewy cookies are the best!!


7 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

Your drama is just too cute! And I’m loving these cookies! I’ll take a dozen, please!


8 Cookbook Queen August 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

Nothing better than a great cookie recipe!! Especially one that includes peanut butter and chocolate :)


9 Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I LOVE those peanut butter cookies so I’m sure I could deal with this chocolate version. :)

And hey, chocolate drama is serious business.


10 Deirdre August 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I’m making these for the second time since Friday. They’re delicious. I used chunky peanut butter and my supermarket didnt have chocolate chips so I chopped up a 200g bar of dark chocolate into generous chunks and it was yum. I got 12 giant cookies from this.


11 Stephanie October 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Just wondering how much in grams it is? Or cups?


12 Stephanie October 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

How much butter*


13 Shawnda October 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm

That’s 8Tbsp or 1/2 cup butter.


14 Tricia November 4, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I tried this recipe for my boyfriend as a surprise on Halloween and he DIED. He has savored every single bite of the cookies. Now I have to go try your other recipes! Thank you SO MUCH for this!!


15 Elin November 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

Tried these and they were amazing! Thanks for sharing :)


16 Christopher November 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Your story was better than the cookies……….but they were good too!


17 Sara December 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

These are amazing cookies! I’m making them for the third time this month. :)


18 Angela Patrick December 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I just made these and couldn’t figure out what I did wrong. They don’t look anything like the picture! I mistakenly read a cup of butter instead of a stick of butter. Oopps! They still taste good but are extremely thin. I guess I will have to retry the recipe another night.


19 Sara February 13, 2014 at 1:42 am

Made some just now. I’m out of ap flour so I used sr and they turned out fine, though the texture is more cake like. They are still chewy and super rich. <3


20 Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen March 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I made these yesterday and OMG they were AMAZING!! I used a small scoop, so I got just shy of 4 dozen. They disappeared really quickly with the friends I had over for games and were a huge hit. Thanks for the awesome recipe!


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