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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick chocolate cookies loaded with creamy peanut butter chips! The classic flavor combo in an easy cookie recipe is perfect with a glass of milk!

Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just make a cookie that you know if going to be a major hit. When you start with a flavor combination like peanut butter and chocolate there’s a good chance you have a winner on your hands.

  • Easy! This is an easy cookie recipe, that requires no chill time, which is fantastic when you get a cookie craving and want something a little bit different than the usual chocolate chip cookie!
  • Like A Brownie! Let’s talk about the texture of these chocolate cookies. They are thick and fudgy, almost like a brownie-cookie! I have a few tricks on how to keep your cookies nice and thick that I will share below!
  • Perfect Flavor Combo! Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? These cookies were inspired by my favorite cookie at Levain Bakery in NYC. They’re known for their famous chocolate chip, but the peanut butter chip chocolate is my fave. And I think I nailed it! These are absolutely delish!
Chocolate cookie dough with peanut butter chips in a mixing bowl with a pink rubber spatula

Ingredients / What You Need

Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full ingredient list and instructions.

  • Butter. The trick to keeping these cookies nice and thick is using cold butter. Cube up cold butter and mix your sugars. It mimics the same effect as chilling your dough, so they don’t spread as much. I love this trick when I want to make soft, thick cookies! Also I use salted butter in this recipe as I do in most of my baking recipes, which is a personal preference. If you prefer unsalted butter that will work too!
  • Sugars. You will use a combo of both granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder, like Hershey’s or you if you like a deeper chocolate flavor you can use Dutch process cocoa powder or Hershey’s Special Dark.
  • Eggs. Use large sized eggs in this recipe. Egg size definitely matters when it comes to baking!
  • Vanilla extract. The addition of vanilla in this recipe simply enhances the chocolate flavor!
  • Dry Ingredients: Baking soda, kosher salt, and all purpose flour.
  • Peanut butter chips. You could use any kind of chips in this chocolate cookie recipe. You could also use chopped peanut butter cups too!
Peanut butter chip chocolate cookies on a wire cooling rack.

How To Store Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

These cookies very rarely make it out of the oven before they’re devoured in my house, but of course they can be made ahead and enjoyed for days after! Here’s how to store these cookies:

  • Airtight at room temperature these cookies will be best for 3 days. You can push it to 5 days but I recommend 3 days.
  • To freeze the already baked cookies: Place them in a zip-top bag and pop them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them allow them to thaw at room temperature.
  • If you would like to freeze the dough unbaked: I recommend portioning out the dough with your cookie scoop. Place the dough on a baking sheet and freeze the dough until the scoops are firm (about an hour). Place the dough balls into a zip-top bag and freeze them for up to a month. When you bake frozen dough, you don’t have to thaw it out. Just give it a few extra minutes in the oven!

More Chocolate and Peanut Butter Recipes

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Stacked chocolate cookies broken in half showing melty peanut butter chips on the inside.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

My favorite flavor combo! These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick, brownie-like chocolate cookies loaded with creamy peanut butter chips!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, mix the butter and both sugars together on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as necessary. Add in the cocoa powder until evenly mixed.
  3. With the mixer still on medium, add in the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt and mix for 1 minute until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl making sure everything is incorporated.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  5. Using a large (3- tablespoon) sized cookie scoop, drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are set. Centers might seem under-baked – this is ok.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Notes

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Freeze cookies airtight for 2 months. Thaw at room temperature.

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17 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies”

  1. So good! If you love chocolate and you love peanut butter you should give these a try right away! I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. I didn’t have superfine sugar so just used regular. Also, I don’t have a cookie scoop so I measured 3 tablespoons of dough and weighed it. Then I made the cookies 1.7 to 1.8 ounces each based on that. It made 24 cookies.

    1. Hi! The link is right there at the bottom where it says, “Hop over to Imperial Sugar for the FULL Recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies!” Click FULL RECIPE and it’ll take you right there!

  2. The photo of those cookies is making me drool! Sugar drama is a great twitter name because they are dramatic photos! LOL. I love the chocolate peanut butter flavor combo and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. Look so delicious, very interesting chocolate chip recipe that too with peanut butter- healthy and tasty both.

  4. Heather | Southern Honey

    I just want to dive into that dough! I seriously don’t think it would ever make it into the oven!

    1. At the bottom of the post there’s a link to the recipe! I created this one for Imperial Sugar, so it’s over on their site where you can print it out easily!

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