Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A friend of mine had a pretty tough weekend last weekend and I wanted to do a little something to cheer her up. I kept in mind that she loves anything and everything sweet and is also a huge fan of peanut butter so I decided to try my hand at some peanut butter cookies. And as I was mixing them together, I thought, how can I make these even sweeter? Why by adding chocolate of course.

A few weeks back while at the grocery store, I meant to pick up some chocolate chips but I saw peanut butter chocolate chips and it seemed like something I could not pass up. After all, peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combination. The peanut butter chocolate chips made the perfect chocolaty-nutty addition to these peanut butter cookies but if you can’t find them, semi-sweet chocolate chips would work as well.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Makes 3 dozen Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter chocolate chips

Instructions

1

In a bowl combine flour and baking powder.

2

In another bowl beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Beat in peanut butter.

3

Slowly beat in flour mixture.

4

Fold in peanut butter chocolate chips.

5

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7

Grease a cookie sheet and drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.

8

Allow to cook a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Kaitlin
    March 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    These look awesome! I bet your friend really appreciated you making them for her. That was really sweet of you :)

  • Reply
    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 25, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies AND peanut butter cookies.. mmmm.. Can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply
    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    March 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    The cookies look chunky and soft! Just the way I like them! Peanut butter and chocolate together are always good!