Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 30 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
126 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 60mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These mouthwatering chocolate chip cookies are made with the addition of peanut butter, a match that just can't be beaten. The cookies are sure to be a hit with friends and family!

Feel free to adjust ingredients to use what you have on hand and your family's tastes. Add some peanut butter chips along with the chocolate chips if you like, or use milk chocolate chips or chunks instead of the standard semisweet chocolate chips. Use creamy or chunky peanut butter in the recipe. The cookies are truly amazing in both flavor and texture, but if you like some vanilla flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon. If you crave more texture, go ahead and add a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts. Or fold some chopped roasted peanuts into the batter.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/4 cups (5 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, or milk chocolate

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for cookies
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

    Lightly grease baking sheet
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  3. Cream the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light.

    Cream butter
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  4. Add the egg and mix until the batter is smooth and fluffy.

    Add an egg
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  5. In a separate bowl, blend the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together well.

    Blend dry ingredients
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  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Stir until well blended

    Add dry ingredients to butter
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  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.

    Fold in chocolate chips
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  8. Drop the cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

    Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet
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  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set and lightly browned on the bottoms.

    Bake cookies
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  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • The cookies spread only slightly. For flatter cookies, gently tap the unbaked cookies down slightly just before baking.

Recipe Variation

  • Love peanut butter? Replace the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, or use a combination of both, for a more decadent flavor.