Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Creamy peanut butter is swirled into a classic chocolate chip cookie dough. The result is a velvety, peanut butter cookie studded with luscious chocolate chips. A delicious cookie recipe to have up your sleeve!
Sometimes in life all you need is a good cookie. Or two or three! Peanut butter and chocolate go together like Tom & Jerry, so when you put them into a cookie together you have a perfect match! These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed full of rich chocolate chips, and smoothed out by the velvety taste of peanut butter. They are little chocolate peanut butter pillows of delight and you may just want to eat them all.
Cookie Dough Base
Start this recipe off by whipping up a classic chocolate chip cookie dough base!
One of the best things you can do for your cookies: really beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. It will make sure that your cookies are perfectly pillowy! Once the flour is added in, though, mix only until a cookie dough forms. Over-mixing the flour in the cookies will make the cookies dense. Nobody wants that!
Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips to also prevent over-mixing and to also make sure that all the cookie dough is perfectly studded with chocolate chips. Dark chocolate chips could also be used for this recipe!
Let’s Talk Peanut Butter
Since this is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, we need to talk peanut butter!
Creamy peanut butter is definitely the way to go here. It blends into the cookie dough perfectly and creates such a velvety smooth cookie that melts in your mouth. If you are dead-set on crunchy peanut butter, you can give it a try, but creamy peanut butter is really what makes these cookies!
A small rubber spatula is the best tool to use when measuring out the peanut butter. Smooth it into a measuring cup and then use the rubber spatula to squeegee it all out!
These cookies are basically a chocolate chip cookie taken to the next level. The peanut butter helps make them extra velvety, rich, slightly nutty and all sorts of delicious. It’s a cookie made out of simple ingredients that you most likely have sitting in your refrigerator and cupboards. Nothing fancy, just a good, old-fashioned cookie.
Dunk these straight into a glass of cold milk and you will be ready to be tucked into bed in no time. Bake these up for any family gathering, weeknight dessert, holiday, party, date night, or any other reason that you need a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie in your life. Which, if you ask me, could be just because you need a cookie. Life is better with cookies, don’t you think?
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Recipe originally posted on 2/6/2018 – updated on 1/23/2022.