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:


  • 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



In a bowl combine flour and baking powder.


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


Slowly beat in flour mixture.


Fold in peanut butter chocolate chips.


Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


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.


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



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  • Reply
    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!

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