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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Soft & Chewy}

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Classic, quick and easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These thick soft and chewy cookies are sweet and salty.

I am happy to finally add these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies to my collection of other classic cookies like these Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (Soft and Chewy) and these Easy Peanut Butter Blossoms  and these Sugar Cookies (Small Batch Recipe).

How to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies? How do you make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies?

  1. Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars.
  2. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake and enjoy.

What makes cookies soft and chewy?

The key is high moisture. The ingredients you use, along with the baking time and baking temperature should be set up in such a way that maximum moisture is retained in the cookies.

These are the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Best Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Classic/ Traditional/ Old fashioned peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

There are countless variations of this recipe and after tweaking for months, I believe this one has the best flavor and texture. It has a strong peanut flavor that comes from peanut butter and peanuts. It’s thick and crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside with a very balanced chocolate and peanut flavor.

Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Stir in 1/4 cup oatmeal in this recipe to make these cookies more chewy.

Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies

That would be a different recipe in which the cookie base is chocolate flavored and there are peanut butter chips in it.

Gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour instead of all-purpose flour. It works very well.

Peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies

Use this Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe and add 1-2 tbsp creamy peanut butter.

Chocolate chip peanut butter cup cookies

Along with the chocolate chips, also stir in 1/2 cup roughly chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups in the cookie dough.

These are great chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Tips for easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

  • Note the baking temperature is 325 degrees rather than the typical 350 degrees because the low baking temperature is one of the key factors in the cookie’s perfect texture.
  • Also, note that baking soda is used instead of baking powder and you cannot replace one with the other because that helps to create the crackled look.
  • Use unsalted butter to prevent cookies from becoming too salty.
  • Don’t replace butter with oil or shortening because the texture will change.
  • If you decide to use chunky peanut butter, omit the peanuts.
  • I use mini chocolate chips in this recipe but you can easily use regular sized chocolate chips.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step because that prevents these cookies from spreading too much, while baking.
  • All ingredients must be at room temperature so they blend together smoothly and evenly.
  • Both, granulated sugar and brown sugar, are required in this recipe and neither can be omitted or replaced.

These are great soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

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Easy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Essy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Classic, quick and easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These thick soft and chewy cookies are sweet and salty.

Servings: 40 Cookies
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Peanut butter Creamy, Not chunky
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ cup Salted peanuts Roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup Mini chocolate chips Or 2 cups regular sized chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. 

  2. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Dump this dry mixture into the went mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!

  4. Now, stir in peanuts and chocolate chips.

  5. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out small portions of the dough and  drop them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.

  6. Chill tray for for 30 minutes in the freezer 

  7. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes OR until the edges are firm and golden brown. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Essy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

41 comments on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Soft & Chewy}”

  1. A classic cookie that never tires. I quite enjoy seeing people’s variations and riffs on it… I quite like yours!

  2. i love how your recipe uses almond extract with pb & 2 kinds of chocolate chips! amazingly yummy!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

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