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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick peanut butter cookies loaded with chocolate chips! This melt in your mouth peanut butter cookie recipe is so easy and makes the softest cookies!

Isn’t Chocolate and Peanut Butter the best flavor combination to ever exist? I never shy away from a peanut butter treat and if you throw a few chocolate chips in there, I am guaranteed to be be smitten. And today I’m sharing a cookie that has won me over!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Soft, Thick, and Melt In Your Mouth Delicious!

I feel like I created the perfect Soft Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe a few years back, and today’s recipe is a spin on that. I’ve tried so many peanut butter cookie recipes in all the time I’ve been baking, and I can say with supreme confidence that my soft recipe is the best. So when my friends at Imperial Sugar asked if I would create a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for them, I knew I could deliver.

How To Make Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I do a few things differently in this cookie recipe than other peanut butter cookie recipes. Let me explain:

  1. The ratio of peanut butter to butter in my recipe is equal. In a lot of peanut butter cookie recipes you will find more peanut butter than butter, but since butter has a higher fat content than peanut butter, I prefer the softness the extra butter gives!
  2. Both granulated sugar and brown sugar are included in the recipe. The combination of the two, like in a chocolate chip cookie, adds a little more depth, along with the perfect cookie spread.
  3. Baking Powder and cornstarch are both in this recipe. I only use 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, because I don’t want the cookies to rise up too much. And the addition of the cornstarch keeps them thick, while adding a slightly melty texture.
  4. I only use 1 egg in this recipe, as I don’t want to add too much moisture into the dough, which keeps them thicker, while adding a nice texture!

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookies?

Yes, absolutely! These cookies freeze like a dream! You can freeze them after they are baked or you can freeze the dough unbaked! If you choose to freeze the dough, just scoop it out in portions, flash freeze it, and then pop them into a large zip-top bag to bag when you’re ready. NO need to thaw the dough before you bake them, just add a few minutes to the bake time!

How Long Will These Cookies Last After They Are Baked?

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will last about 3 days stored airtight at room temperature, or you can freeze them and store them for up to 30 days!

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

For the FULL Recipe hop over to Imperial Sugar!

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11 comments on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. These are delicious! Remind me of a delicious chewy chocolate chip cookie with a peanut butter kick! Mine definitely flattened out more than yours. I may refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes next time to see if that helps.

  2. Delicious! I was in the mood to bake peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, but I didn’t have a go-to recipe. When I saw that this recipe on the Imperial Sugar website was developed by Cookies & Cups, I knew it would be good! It didn’t disappoint–soft, chewy, and just the right balance of peanut butter and chocolate.

  3. These were absolutely delicious and I will definitely make again, but I’m wondering if you have a trick to keep the cookies from coming out flat. I cooked for 9 min on parchment paper and they didn’t hold the thick shape like your photos? Would it help to put them straight on the pan instead of using parchment paper?

    1. That’s super strange! These always end up being a thicker cookie for me. What type of baking sheet did you use?

  4. Vicki Skonieczny

    Shelly,

    Just made these cookies today and they are sooooooooo delicious. Soft, thick and the recipe states it makes 24 cookies. Well…..guess what……I got exactly 24 cookies. That NEVER happens. Such a simple recipe with perfect results. I had a hard time sharing them, but I did. Doesn’t mean I was happy about it though! Cannot wait to make these again. Thanks for another keeper.

  5. I like it when chocolate melts in my mouth and this looks like it would do exactly that!! It’s a must try, thanks for sharing.

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