Enjoy this easy and tasty recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that you can bake for your family, a bake sale, or just something yummy to bring to the party.
My family loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. In fact, I have several recipes that include this winning combination. (see a list below)
I wondered if I could substitute peanut butter for some of the butter in a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. As it turned out; Yes, you can.
Making Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I used just half a cup of creamy peanut butter and one stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter for this recipe.
Baking Tip: It's always a good idea to sift your dry ingredients together. This is typically flour, baking soda, and/or baking powder and salt.
Just like you would for most cookie recipes you would cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed using a hand mixer. You could use a stand mixer too. Then add eggs and vanilla.
The dry ingredients are slowly added about 1/3 at a time.
Then finish with your chips. Here I like to hand mix them into the cookie dough. Also, I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips with 60% cacao which are a little larger than the average chocolate chip but you can use any kind you like. Regular semi-sweet, milk chocolate, mini chocolate chips, whatever you prefer.
Baking Tip: Baking in the oven, moving the cookie sheets halfway, (top sheet to bottom shelf and bottom to top), to make sure they cook evenly. This is something my mother taught me years ago and I continue to do it and it seems to make a difference.
They were really good and I'm not sure if I'll make them without peanut butter again.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- In a medium mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl combine butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat with a mixer until well combined and creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and beat well.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture about 1/3 at a time. Mix well.
- Finally, stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to create cookie dough balls and place them onto baking trays.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 7 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheets and switch them in the oven with the bottom baking sheet moved to the top and the top sheet to the bottom.
- Continue to bake for another 7 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- Repeat until all the dough is baked.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.