Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a very traditional cookie with a rich and flavorful taste combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
A Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie
The cookies are basic chocolate chip cookies, are super easy to make, perfect for on-the-go, and always the best thing to eat right out of the oven.
I like them because you can adjust the amount of peanut butter that is in them for whatever your taste is craving.
The delicious cookies are great for the kids to take to school in their lunchbox, eat as an afternoon snack, or share with neighbors.
I always love it when people bring cookies over to share with us. And it’s fun to take treats to others and see their smiling faces.
Ingredients For Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Softened butter
- Creamy peanut butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Chocolate chips
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How Do I Make The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?
- Add the butter and peanut butter to a large bowl and cream.
- Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
- Finally, pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and combine.
- Refrigerate for thirty minutes.
- Scoop the cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light brown.
How To Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Start by adding the softened butter and peanut butter to a large mixing bowl and mix.
You can always add more peanut butter if you’d like. The amount I used in the recipe added a delicate peanut butter taste.
If you would like to have more of a peanut butter flavor, then add about 1/2 cup more to the bowl.
For this recipe, I used a bowl and an electric mixer. But you can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
Next, add the brown and white sugar and mix well.
Pour the vanilla extract and eggs into the bowl and mix.
Now, add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix well.
Finally, add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough and mix well.
Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least thirty minutes to help firm it up a little before baking.
Refrigerating the dough is optional, but I like to do it because I think it keeps the cookies from spreading out too much while baking.
Scoop the cookies onto the large baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
The middle of the baked cookies might still be a tad jiggly when you take them out of the oven, and they will cook a little bit more as you let them sit there and cool off.
But if they are a tad jiggly, they will be nice and soft in the center.
For this recipe, I used an ungreased cookie sheet. They will not stick, so you don’t need to grease it.
How To Store The Cookies
You can store the chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap.
Can I Freeze The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Yes, you can freeze the cookies. Just make sure they have cooled completely before placing them in the freezer.
I would place them in a freezer-safe container and place some parchment paper between each layer of cookies. You can freeze them for up to a month.
When you are ready to eat the cookies, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw. It will probably take at least an hour.
You can also freeze the cookie dough balls before baking them. You will want to scoop the cookie dough onto parchment paper and place it in the freezer until the dough is hard, then place it into a freezer bag.
Once you are ready to bake the cookies, take the dough out of the freezer and let it thaw and then bake as directed.
On occasion, I like to switch out some of the ingredients, like the chocolate chips, for something a little different. Or, I like to add something crunchy to the chewy texture. Here are a few ideas.
- Milk chocolate chips
- Dark chocolate chips
- Peanut butter chips
- Chunky peanut butter for a crunchy peanut butter cookie.
More Cookie Recipes
- Easy white chocolate chip cookies
- Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
- Creamy peanut butter sandwich cookies
The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Be sure to get a copy of the recipe card below for the perfect cookies. It might become your new favorite cookie.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- Add the butter and the peanut butter to a large bowl and cream.
- Pour the white and brown sugar into the bowl and mix.
- Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and mix.
- Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and mix.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown.
I usually leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after baking.
After a few minutes, you can transfer them to a wire rack to cool off.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is approximate.