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The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ve Ever Tasted!

Is there anything better than the combination of chocolate and creamy peanut butter? These soft & chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies have been declared the “best cookies” in our house!

Not only do they have the perfect cookies ratio of peanut butter flavor and milk chocolate chips, they are so quick & easy to mix up in just one bowl (without a mixer!), and freeze well, too.

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies stacked on a plate with the text "best ever peanut butter chocolate chip cookies" over it

 

Why you will love this favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.

A reader recently commented that “although many recipes don’t really stand up to their claims, this one does!”

I can’t agree more! Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies is one of the most popular cookie recipes out there. And what makes this one the best cookie recipe ever (in my opinion anyway!), is that these soft cookies not only taste good, they are so easy to mix up and get in the oven quick!

Another one of my favorite things about this recipe is that this moist cookie freezes amazingly well. It was so handy to bake these and freeze them to have them at the ready for the kids’ school lunches. If you’ve got a hankering for warm cookies”fresh from the oven”, just take one out of the freezer and pop it in the microwave for a few seconds. So delicious!

How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients for these homemade peanut butter cookies:

  • ½ cup room temperature butter (The picture above shows it slightly melted from the microwave. However, I recommend it being softened to room temperature, not melted!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter – Use regular creamy peanut butter, not natural style peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips – I usually use milk chocolate chips, but dark chocolate chips or any other kind will work well, too.

Step by Step Instructions

1.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla, and 1 cup of  peanut butter until smooth.

2. Stir in the sugar, baking soda, salt, and flour.

Once mixed together well, stir in the chocolate chips.

3.Roll a generous Tablespoon size of dough into balls in the palm of your hand and gently press down each one with a fork.

Place on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing out 12 per baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes or until just barely golden brown around the edges.

For soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, watch the baking time closely. You don’t want it to be too brown around the edges, or it will turn into a crisp cookie.

Remove them from the oven when they are just beginning to brown.

Using a spatula, transfer the cookies immediately from the large baking sheets  to cool on a wire rack.

Tips for making this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • For easy clean-up, use parchment paper on your baking sheets. It can be reused more than once – but it is very slippery on the pan. Make sure you don’t tilt the pan as you’re placing it in the oven or your cookies may slide off!
  • Baking times vary based on the type of baking sheets you have. If in doubt, set your timer for a few minutes less and check them early. In order to have soft and chewy cookies, you want to take them out of the oven before they are golden brown. Just the tiniest bit of brown on the edges is perfect!
  • If you don’t prefer to mix these cookies by hand, you can certainly follow the same steps using a hand mixer or an electric stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

 

soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies beside a glass of milk
These soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are so delicious with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee.

To freeze these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies:

Once completely cool, place them in a tightly sealed ziploc bag or airtight container with a lid and place in the freezer. When sealed properly, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. (If you can keep your family away from them that long!;))

For more delicious homemade cookie recipes, check out these:

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This popular soft & chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe will cure your cookie cravings! With the perfect mix of chocolate and creamy peanut butter, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter - regular creamy peanut butter, not natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  2. Stir in the sugar, baking soda, salt, and flour.Once mixed together well, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Roll in a generous Tablespoon size in the palm of your hand and gently press down each one with a fork.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes or until just barely golden brown around the edges.Transfer from baking sheet and cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This popular soft & chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe will cure your cookie cravings! With the perfect mix of chocolate and creamy peanut butter, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter - regular creamy peanut butter, not natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  2. Stir in the sugar, baking soda, salt, and flour.Once mixed together well, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Roll in a generous Tablespoon size in the palm of your hand and gently press down each one with a fork.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes or until just barely golden brown around the edges.Transfer from baking sheet and cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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15 Comments

  1. Your photography skills are awesome, Rita! Those cookies look scrumptious! I almost don't need a smell-o-computer….my stomach is already grumbling 🙂

  2. Oh my. If I was not on a no sugar/no white flour diet I would definitely be sneaking down to your house tonight. But I'm sure with three boys and a husband kicking around these tasty morsels are probably long gone already.

  3. Yeah!! I found you! I'll be following your blog, Rita… and enjoying your pictures. I almost took a bite out of my screen! xo

  4. Oh my, peanut butter and chocolate – you got me! Love your photography, I'm horrible a food photography.

  5. Just finished making these and they are amazing! They are a good size and actually made 36 cookies. Not all recipes give the results they claim. Will definitely be making these again.

  6. I don’t usually think to put chocolate chips in my peanut butter cookies, but I have no idea why. These look amazing! I will definitely be trying them; thanks for sharing!

  7. The girls are headed back to school next week and I can’t wait to try these and put them in their lunches. Or maybe serve them as an after school snack!

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