Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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4.88 from 130 votes
4.88 from 130 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required. Download my FREE Cookie Customization Guide here.

Yield: 24 large cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Chocolate and peanut butter has been my favorite sweet combination since before I can remember! I am obsessed!
Texture: Thick, chewy, soft, melty, and wonderful.
Ease: Very simple.
Pros: Perfect PB chocolate chip cookies.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Oh yeah. I’ve got a batch of these portioned into dough balls sitting in my freezer ready to be baked off whenever the craving strikes.

If you read Handle the Heat regularly, you likely know I adore the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.

Recently someone asked me why I loved the combination so much and I was taken aback slightly. My first thought was “well why wouldn’t I love this magic duo?” Then I realized that I’ve loved the flavors together since before I could remember. Since childhood two of my favorite foods have been chocolate and peanut butter, so it only makes sense that I absolutely adore them combined!

I’m actually surprised I’m not utterly sick of either of these flavors, let alone enjoying them together. I literally eat peanut butter everyday. I eat chocolate ALMOST everyday (like probably 360 days out of 365). And yet I’m still obsessed with the two, which is good for you because it leads me to share recipes like these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Easy chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

These cookies are ridiculously big, thick, and chewy yet soft and have just amazing flavor. They are 1000% perfect with a glass of cold milk. Best part? You don’t even need a stand mixer to make these, they’re so easy. Check out the notes below because I’ve tried to answer all your questions and give you a perfect understanding of how the recipe works.

Gooey and soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - no electric mixer needed!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Tips

How to Make CHEWY Cookies

The recipe is adapted from my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, a recipe I worked very hard to perfect. The high ratio of brown sugar and the extra egg yolk help contribute a rich, chewy, and thick texture with lots of flavor.

Be sure to measure your flour correctly (by weighing or with the spoon and level method) to avoid creating cakey, dense, or tough cookies that don’t spread.

Please follow the recipe as written, I craft my recipes carefully so you can have the best results possible!

The Best Peanut Butter for Baking

For best results, use a standard commercial brand of creamy peanut butter. I used Skippy for this recipe. Avoid any “natural” peanut butters where the oil separates.

Size and Shape

These are large cookies, just the way I like ’em! I used my beloved OXO large cookie scoop to make these babies which is a 3-tablespoon sized scoop. You can make smaller 2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough and shave off about 2 minutes from the baking time, if you’d like.

The peanut butter in cookie recipes does prevent normal spreading. After you shape the dough into balls, flatten the balls well with the palm of your hand. This will encourage them to spread more while they bake. Don’t forget this!

Baking Perfect Cookies

I ALWAYS use a heavy duty unlined aluminum half sheet pan for baking cookies. Never use dark colored pans to bake cookies, they tend to overly brown or even burn the bottoms of the cookies. Additionally, I always use parchment paper for baking cookies. I find silicone baking mats produce less of a crunchy exterior crust and are just one extra thing to clean.

Chilling the Dough and Making Ahead

For best results, chill the dough overnight in the fridge. Why on earth would I recommend you delay your cookie satisfaction?

Well chilling chocolate chip cookie dough is very similar to marinating meat – things just get so much better. The texture becomes chewier and thicker and the flavor intensifies. If you don’t have time, no worries. You can bake the dough off after it’s made.

To freeze: I like to scoop my dough balls out, freeze them until solid, then remove them to a ziptop bag to store in the freezer. You can defrost the dough overnight in the fridge, or for an hour or so at room temperature before baking. You can bake from frozen, but note that with this recipe the cookies won’t spread as much.

Get all of my tips for freezing cookie dough here.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.

More Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

See ALL of my chocolate chip cookie recipes & cookie baking tips here!

4.88 from 130 votes

How to make
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 large cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required. Download my FREE Cookie Customization Guide here.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (318 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (202 grams) creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200 grams) packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups (340 grams) semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a large heat safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Vigorously stir in the peanut butter into the hot butter until well combined. Stir in the granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. OPTIONAL: If time permits, cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours. Let the dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop. 

  5. Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls using a spring-loaded scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten dough slightly into disc shapes with your palms. Dot each disc with a few extra chocolate chips for picture-perfect cookies.

  6. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

    Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy

This recipe was originally published in 2014 and recently updated with recipe improvements and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Tim Roberts — October 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Tessa,
    Will it hurt to drop dough, then refrigerate?

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      Tessa — October 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

      I prefer to refrigerate the whole mass of dough but I think as long as the balls of dough are well sealed it should be okay.

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    Melissa — October 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I have a general comment, not specific to this recipe. When I try and “pin” your recipes to Pinterest, my only option is to use one picture, the picture at the very bottom of the blog post which is for another recipe. How can we fix that?

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      Tessa — October 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I’m looking into fixing this (haven’t found a solution yet). I usually use my Pinterest bookmarklet in my internet browser to pin and that works fine!

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    Cynthia DeFer — October 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    What kind of peanut butter? Natural or Jiff or Skippy type that has added fat and sugar.

  4. #
    Lori — October 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Tessa,

    I need to make about 10 dozen cookies & would love to use the recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip, I would make them a little smaller. If I mix up 5 times all the amounts, will it make a difference it the cookies ? Need to make the in the morning.

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      Tessa — October 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      No – that should work fine!

  5. #
    Gaby — October 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    These cookies sound like the best ever! Wish I had a couple right now!

  6. #
    connie Gregory — October 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Did you use natural pnb with the oil that’s separated and have to mix in??? Thanks!

  7. #
    Lori — October 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you Tessa !!!!

    Will get them mixed up this evening !!

  8. #
    Chineka @ Savor The Baking — October 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I love the mix of peanut butter and chocolate chip for this cookie. I also love the size of them.

  9. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — October 13, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Peanut butter + chocolate chip. A classic combination that could never be wrong! My husband has been begging me to make cookies, baking is not my forte, so I’m definitely giving these a go!

  10. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — October 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

    These cookies look perfect!

  11. #
    Jana — October 18, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Heaven in a cookie! I can’t keep myself away from these and I made the mistake of doubling the recipe. I could give some away and gain some devoted admirers but I’ll just keep them and gain some pounds. Totally worth it!

  12. #
    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — October 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    These look sooooo good! The slightly jagged edges just scream to be eaten. Yum!

  13. #
    Patty — January 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Do you think you could use a cookie cutter with this recipe? I have made these several times and everyone loves them! Having a Pirate Themed party for my son and wanted to make sword and crossbones cookies.

  14. #
    Batz — February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am

    So excited to make these but I don’t have dark brown sugar or molasses available where I live. Is there any other substitute you’d recommend for the dark brown sugar? (i’ve read you can use dark corn syrup but not sure which will effect the flavor the least) Thank you!

  15. #
    Jessica — January 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    These. Are. Amazing. Just made a batch. Instagram photo & my own rendition of the recipe (with a shoutout/link to your page) are coming soon {check out http://www.maxandrosies.com to see!} !! Love this site so much.

  16. #
    IJ Wittenberg — February 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Hi Tessa! This is the second cookie recipe I’ve made from you, the first being the brown butter chocolate chunk cookies. Both were delicious. When making these, I used only 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar because I didn’t want such a sweet dough. Would this have affected the texture?
    I’m asking because both times I’ve made these cookies, they turned out a little cakey. Of course, that could just be because I only used AP flour. Thanks!

  17. #
    Nujoum — June 30, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Hello! These look delicious and I am allergic to dairy but would love to try and make them. Would you recommend substituting the butter for margarine or shortening?

  18. #
    Eve Brock — December 31, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Made these last night and baked 4 right away. Cabot believe how perfectly they come out of three oven… perfect color top and bottom.

    The addition of the sea salt on top makes them amazing.

    The only thing I wish they had more of a rich peanut butter flavor. To me the peanut butter flavor was faint. I used Jif chunky peanut butter.

    My husband loved his two. He krept into the kitchen and asked if there were anymore, lol.

  19. #
    Maria — January 29, 2018 at 6:48 am

    These cookies look delicious; how can I make them dairy free? Can I substitute the butter with coconut or avocado oil? and what ratio would you use?

  20. #
    Maria — May 1, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Tessa, I LOVE cookies and desserts – do you have any keto-friendly cookies/desserts you can post? Thanks much

  21. #
    Alexia — June 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    I made these yesterday for Father’s Day! They are amazing! Thank you so much. I keep going back to your recopies over and over again. These also freeze amazing after they were baked! I did not have time to let them sit in the fridge, so what I did was made the dough, then set it in the fridge while I preheated the oven. Then popped them right in after the oven was preheated! They turned out AMAZING, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  22. #
    caren — February 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Oh man, these look so good! I am not a baker and this had so many great tips. PS: I wish I was there to taste test.

  23. #
    Josh Bingham — February 28, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I made these day…well started yesterday and let the dough marinate overnight and then baked them today. They are VERY delicious!

  24. #
    Jane — March 1, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Could you please consider making these with natural peanut butter (such as Smuckers), where the oil does separate? I ask because I do not eat the standard kind for health reasons. If not, do you have any peanut buttter cookie recipes that work well with natural pb?

  25. #
    Breanna — March 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I just made these for national peanut butter day and my husband said that these are his all time favorite cookie!!! These are decadent and just delicious ! Love ur recipes:)

  26. #
    BreBba — May 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    These are such a hit! Every time I make these everyone raves! I make them all the time:)

  27. #
    Nancy — May 1, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    These are incredible! I accidentally used my medium scoop, it made 39 and the bake time was 9 minutes. Sprinkled Maldonado salt on them before baking. Will definitely be making these again! Wow!!

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      Tessa — May 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Love the salt!! Thanks for sharing xo

  28. #
    Shilpa — May 1, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Which brand chocolate chips you prefer?

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      Tessa — May 2, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      I usually use Ghirardelli!

  29. #
    Sheri — May 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    These cookies are delicious!! My husband is not a big fan of chocolate so I did 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup peanut butter chips. Perfection!! They were big, chewy on the inside with a slight crunch outside. Thank you for a great recipe!!

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      Tessa — May 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Love that!! Hope he enjoyed them 🙂

  30. #
    Abby — May 2, 2019 at 5:44 am

    These Peanut Cookies are the best cookies I have ever eaten! I made these for my Mother’s birthday, and she adored them! I love these cookies and could eat them all day! (lets not talk about how many I have already eaten ). Please post more peanut butter and chocolate recipes! They go together like peanut butter and jelly!

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      Tessa — May 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Haha 🙂 🙂 I certainly will – I have 2 PB + Choc recipes coming in the next two months that’ll knock your socks off!

  31. #
    Lu — May 2, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Easy to make, no mixer needed. And the smell amazing. Everyone loved them!

  32. #
    Maura — May 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Wow!!!! What a delicious recipe!! Thank you for sharingTessa

  33. #
    Karen — May 3, 2019 at 6:28 am

    These cookies were terrific. They were large soft and wonderfully tasty. My husband LOVED them.

  34. #
    Lucille — May 3, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Is it okay if I just use butter?I do not have any parchment paper

  35. #
    Susan Gratz — May 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Made the cookies today and I have to say they are very good. Not hard to make either. Waiting to bake was the hard part.

  36. #
    Sarah Oswald — May 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    This recipe had me wanting to make it since I love peanut butter cookies but I never thought about putting chocolate chips in peanut butter cookies even though I LOVE peanut butter cups. I would definitely make these cookies again and they were easy to make but hard to keep around they ate them as soon as I made them.

  37. #
    Patty Lyons — May 3, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Seriously the beat recipe ever for cookies! My kids ask for these for every holiday or any special event where we need to bring a dessert. I get requests for this recipe all the time! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  38. #
    Kristin Hull — May 3, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Such an easy and scrumptious recipe! I let the cookie dough rest for 24 hours in the fridge- it’s become a habit with most cookie recipes and it truly makes a difference! My husband said these reminded him of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and he loved the size!
    Thank you for yet another fantastic recipe!

  39. #
    Jenny — May 4, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Love these thick cookies with a very light peanut butter flavor, definitely a keeper!

  40. #
    Laura Shugar — May 4, 2019 at 7:31 am

    YUM! Just baked a batch and ate some for breakfast! I’m glad the recipe made a lot as my intent was to freeze them as I’m expecting a baby any day now! PB and chocolate is my all-time favourite combination so I figured these would be perfect to keep in the freezer for those much-heard-about ravenous moments while breastfeeding. I just hope they’ll be some left by the time baby is actually born. 🙂

  41. #
    Kathryn — May 4, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Yum! Ended up making about 2 dozen smaller cookies and they were a hit! One batch was a bit underbaked and soft and chewy, while the other was cakier, both delicious!

  42. #
    Patricia Ladouceur — May 4, 2019 at 8:35 am

    We made these cookies this morning… best peanut butter cookies ever!! Thank-you for sharing your recipe. I’m obsessed with your page. It all started when I pinned the ultimate cookie guide, and I have been baking your recipes ever since!

  43. #
    Michelle — May 4, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter is my absolute favorite combination, so I knew I needed to try these cookies as soon as I saw them. This recipe did not disappoint! They are perfectly chewy, thick, and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I love how they don’t spread in the oven, allowing them to keep a beautiful, round shape. Will definitely be making these again! 🙂

  44. #
    bakeorcode — May 4, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate chips are perfect combination. Love this

  45. #
    Shirlyn — May 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    These cookies are so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate too, so this is the perfect pairingZ I love that the cookies and soft and chewy but not cakey. Perfect. I cheated and only left it in the fridge overnight (less than 24 hours), but they still were really yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe!

  46. #
    Charlotte Hughes — May 4, 2019 at 9:47 am

    DELICIOUS! I only had limited time this weekend so baked these cookies right away (instead of giving them some fridge time). They still turned out amazing and look incredible. Thank you for this easy recipe!

  47. #
    Janice Schlegel — May 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    So yummy!!
    Just like cookies from a bakery!!

  48. #
    Jacqueline Pena — May 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Espectaculares.. las favoritas de mi hijo

  49. #
    Debbi Sherer — May 5, 2019 at 6:10 am

    These cookies turned out beautifully. They were super easy to make and were delicious!

  50. #
    Tarran Richers — May 5, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    The best cookies ever! I will absolutely make these over and over again! The recipe set up (as always) is easy to follow and very exact. I would give this recipe 100 stars if I could!

  51. #
    Amanda Juarez — May 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I just made made these and they are fantastic! The recipe was easy to follow and they’re a real hit in my house!

  52. #
    Amber nikel — May 6, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Apparently these cookies were so good no one in my family left me one to try. Definitely need to make more.

  53. #
    Erin Brannick — May 6, 2019 at 9:11 am

    This recipe is SO GOOD!!! Shared them with friends at work and everyone said they were the softest cookies they had ever tasted. I sub’d chocolate chips for big chocolate chunks and it still worked great!

  54. #
    Nujoum — May 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Delicious cookies

  55. #
    Peggy Champion — May 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    This may be me new “go to” cookie recipe!!! Easy to follow…and I love peanut butter and chocolate!! I told my friend (who owns a bakeshop about them)…taking some to share with her tomorrow!! Yummmm!!!

  56. #
    Jennifer Hagen — May 6, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    It’s my birthday tomorrow and I’m a teacher at a high school. I made these to share with staff and students. They smell delightful and I’m holding off on eating them for fear that I’ll eat more than one! Peanut butter and chocolate chips sound like a match made in heaven! My husband would say “too many chocolate chips’c but I say More for me!

  57. #
    Kellee M — May 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    These were so good and so easy! I followed the direction of making the dough the night before and let sit in the fridge for 24 hours before baking. It made such a difference, keeping the cookies very fluffy. Would definitely recommend this recipe.

  58. #
    Paulina Zacchia — May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    These were perfectly thick and delicious! Just the right amount of peanut flavour and perfect chocolate chip cookie texture. I used chunky peanut butter and slightly less than 2 cups of chocolate chips. Will definitely be making these again, they didn’t last long!

  59. #
    Meena Patel — May 7, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    These are the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies ever! I used a medium scoop, I didn’t flatten the cookies, and I refrigerated them for about 1 hour before baking. I already can’t wait to make these again. Thanks for such a delicious recipe!

  60. #
    Cassie — May 8, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Love this recipe! So easy!

  61. #
    Sarah — May 8, 2019 at 7:18 am

    SO DELICIOUS
    My husband and kids ate a ton of them. Good thing I doubled the recipe!!!

  62. #
    Sara Johnson — May 8, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Chewy inside, crispy outside just as promise! Great recipe and tips. We were able to chill the dough for about 5 hours before we couldn’t wait any longer 🙂

  63. #
    Tiffanie — May 8, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I just made these and they are my new favorite! Perfection!!!

  64. #
    Alana — May 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    SOOOO GOOD! I made these to bring to a girls night and they all went! I chilled the dough for an hour and they came out thick and chewy, just how I like them! Yum!

  65. #
    Abigail — May 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    These cookies are amazing! I made them several days ago, and they are still as soft as the first day. Love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate!

  66. #
    Connie — May 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Why I have never made anything with them before is beyond me! These cookies are absolutely fantastic! Slightly crispy on the outside but thick & chewy and full of peanut buttery flavor! This will a new staple in my house!

  67. #
    Alex @Bitesofindulgence — May 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    These cookies are amazing! deliciously thick and soft, everything a peanut butter cookie should be!

  68. #
    Robyn Halford — May 8, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Wonderfully delicious and didn’t last long!

  69. #
    Jenna Zaback — May 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    These are great! I made them 3 tablespoons and they turn into these big cookies like you’d buy at a bakery or cafe. My dad took them to work to share at his meeting and everyone loved them! I personally had to bake them a little longer, 15 minutes but that could just be my oven, also the peanut butter flavor really comes through after they cool completely, I’d say they taste better cold than warm which was a surprise! Overall, a very fun cookie and easy to make too!

  70. #
    Meredith Rodriguez — May 9, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Next time I will have to double the recipe!! These cookies are a new favorite in our house!

  71. #
    Jennifer — May 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Yummy!

  72. #
    Cathy K — May 10, 2019 at 6:06 am

    These are incredible! Perfect flavor and texture! And I really enjoy not using my mixer! Less dishes 😉 I will for sure make again!! 🙂

  73. #
    Jenny Heung — May 10, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Just freshly baked these luxurious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Totally love it and can’t stop munching them. Thanks for the recipe :)))))

  74. #
    Samantha Strong — May 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Delicious!!! I’ve made 3 batches of these cookies already. Thank you for this recipe it’s going to forever be a staple cookie recipe for me.

  75. #
    Cortnie — May 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Love the texture of these! I baked half today and have the other half of the dough in the fridge to bake off later this weekend. I can’t wait to compare the two. Next time I will try with white chocolate chips.

  76. #
    Lindsay Halling — May 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    These were great! I love chocolate with peanut butter!

  77. #
    Adriana Mainas — May 10, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Just finished baking these & submitted for the May baking challenge. I was able to get 20 BIG cookies out of the recipe. I found the taste of PB was subtle but noticeable. Thanks for the recipe!

  78. #
    Kayile Klitzing — May 11, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate is my favorite flavor combo! So good! And this recipe is absolutely amazing! It was also so simple! Will definitely be making again!!!

  79. #
    melissa bentley — May 11, 2019 at 10:12 am

    What a great treat, so very good! Took them outside for a family picnic.

  80. #
    Marnie — May 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I really enjoyed these cookies…more so than I should have. lol…The only thing I can say is I tried this recipe because it said they were soft & I knew my husband prefers them soft where I like some crunch but they came out crunchy! The only thing I can think of is that I left them in too long but they are not burnt. Hasn’t stopped anyone from eating them but would like to have them a little softer. I am planning on trying some of your other recipes. They all look soooo good!

  81. #
    Lisa Whitten — May 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I loved this recipe. Will be making more,,

  82. #
    Susan Hoyer — May 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Fantastic! Easy to make and great flavor. I added some smoked sea salt on top, and it took it to the next level.

  83. #
    Megan — May 12, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I made these for the May baking challenge and boy am I glad I did! They are chewy yet firm with a perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate chips. I will definitely make them again. I didn’t flatten mine into disks, I like them thick and puffy

  84. #
    Amy Lane — May 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Super easy cookie recipe! Definitely would recommend the suggestion to refrigerate the cookies before baking them. It helped the dough firm up and then result in soft, fluffy cookies. Thank you so much for developing a great cookie that isn’t overly peanut buttery 🙂

  85. #
    Judy Hackert — May 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    This recipe was easy to make and they baked up so perfectly! My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I pulled them out of the oven and cheered at their awesomeness!! Perfect Mother’s Day treat!

  86. #
    Sophia Crisalli — May 12, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    This recipe was delicious! The cookies were so peanut buttery and the chunks of chocolate made them even better! These are now my go-to cookie recipe, thanks for the recipe!

  87. #
    Lucy Bartick — May 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    These cookies are so good! I baked the first pan for 12 minutes and they were a little overdone for my taste, so I did the rest for 10 and they’re perfect. Nice and soft and gooey!

  88. #
    Jena Saffery — May 13, 2019 at 3:19 am

    These cookies are incredible. Chewy, thick, and full of flavour. My friends can’t get enough!

  89. #
    Ab Lane — May 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I really enjoyed this recipe. Easy to follow instructions and they taste amazing, not an over done peanut butter taste. Everyone seemed to like them.

  90. #
    Amy — May 13, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I ran into your blog from pinterest and found this cookie recipe. I knew I had to try it! The recipe was amazing, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter was the best. My family devoured them and The Ultimate Cheesecake is next on my list!

  91. #
    Kathryn Smith — May 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    These cookies with my middle sized scoop made 3 1/2 dozen. Personally, I didn’t love them. I not going to blame the recipe, I’m going to blame the fact the I stopped eating sugar two years ago and now everything tastes different. My family loved them & they were easy to make.

  92. #
    Julia Herdegen — May 14, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Love love love these cookies! I made a double batch, one for home and one for work!

  93. #
    Carla — May 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I made these with small chocolate chips and found the recipe super easy and I baked half he batch and froze the other otherwise they would all disappear too fast!

  94. #
    Heidi — May 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Delicious, chewy and bakery-style! Thanks for fabulous recipe!

  95. #
    Taylor Flowers — May 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    These are so easy to make and they’re delicious. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a perfect peanut butter cookie recipe!

  96. #
    Carolyn Mayer — May 15, 2019 at 5:20 am

    These were such a big hit with my family! They are incredibly easy to make, and the resulting cookies are wonderful! I loved how soft they were, with just the right amount of peanut butter flavor without being overwhelming. An excellent balance of flavors in each bite! I kept some dough back in my freezer so I can have fresh cookies again soon. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Suchita — May 15, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hi ! I would like to try this recipe. Please let me know how to make it without using eggs.

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      Tessa — May 18, 2019 at 11:05 am

      This recipe was developed to use eggs, I haven’t had any luck substituting them.

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    Bianca — May 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hi! WHAt happens if I use natural peanut butter? It is the only one i have.

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      Tessa — May 18, 2019 at 11:04 am

      The cookies will likely turn out dry or crumbly so I wouldn’t advise it!

  99. #
    Lauren Yelles — May 15, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Absolutely delicious!!! I was not expecting these cookies to be as thick and chewy but they are everything Tessa explained! By far the best cookies I have ever made! Thank you, Tessa, for all your amazing recipes!

  100. #
    Ryoko Ernst-Hites — May 16, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Mhhhh live this recipe. It’s very different than previous PB cookies I’ve made. This one is way chewier and taste like a chocolate chip cookie but with peanut butter. My favorite part? The. Portion size! Finally a recipe that make real size cookies! They are actual bakery style cookies not “11 bite size cookies!”.

  101. #
    Caitlin — May 16, 2019 at 6:49 am

    These cookies are AMAZING!! Thick, chewy, and soft, my husband and I can’t stop eating them!

  102. #
    Sarah — May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Easy and delicious!! And hubby approved!

  103. #
    Matt — May 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

    These cookies are SO delicious! Soft and chewy, the only problem is that they’re so good I want to eat them all!

  104. #
    Cheyenne — May 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    These are delicious! Everyone loved them!

  105. #
    Briana Tolksdorf — May 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Delicious cookies!! Always appreciate a great recipe with simple ingredients. Also simple to replace the flour with gluten free alternatives – still tastes great 🙂

  106. #
    Katie Marino — May 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Can’t believe how fantastic these turned out! Thank god I made a double batch!

  107. #
    Katelyn Marino — May 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Turned out better than my wildest dreams!

  108. #
    Heather Sellers — May 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    These are absolutely delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate are high on my llavor loves. My husband doesn’t share my obsession, but he LOVES these.

  109. #
    Sandra Dent — May 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Love these cookies. They were easy to make and just as the recipe described, big, thick, soft and chewy with lots peanut butter and chocolate flavour. My only adjustment I would make next time is to reduce the amount of chocolate chips. I felt some times it overpowered what was supposed to be a peanut butter cookies. Will definitely make them again.

  110. #
    Melissa — May 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I was very curious how this would go with melted butter. It went well. I let the dough rest for 5 hours. I’ve recently been a peanut butter cookie quest, this recipe came in second.

  111. #
    Neco Wieringa — May 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Amazing recipe as always. I used buttons instead of chips but still amazing

  112. #
    Sabine — May 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I love baking with Pb and i prefer chewy over the crisp ones, so this recipe is perfect for me. My not pb in baked goods loving husband was quite skeptical about my choice, but even he liked them! But I do must say, that I prefer the Reese’s pb cookies, cause you get Reeses pieces Andy pb Chips inside.

  113. #
    Robyn — May 19, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I made these cookies and the Best Ever Chewy Brownies for a baby shower that I am going to today. The cookies are delicious, though for my taste I would love more peanut butter in them. Crispy outside, soft inside.
    I am sure they will go quickly.

  114. #
    Erica Albert — May 19, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Chewy, salty, and delicious

  115. #
    Kayla Baker — May 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    These are SO good. I add a tiny bit of sea salt to the tops before baking. They are chewy and just enough peanut butter chocolate combination. Super easy since it’s melted butter, too!

  116. #
    Vickie — May 20, 2019 at 10:16 am

    These turned out perfectly and delicious.

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    Andreia De Freitas — May 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    A favourite flavour combination of mine and my family members has always been peanut butter and chocolate and these cookies did not disappoint!

    I like my cookies a little crispier so I made them smaller than the recipe calls for and kept them in the oven until the edges just started looking a little extra golden. So. Yum.

    Another great thing about the recipe is I didn’t even even have to use my stand mixer! Definitely follow the notes and chill the dough! Makes a world of difference!

  118. #
    Emily Katz — May 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    YUM! These are so, so, so good! The first time I made them I used whatever peanut butter I had lying around, which was probably organic, and they didn’t end up having a very strong peanut butter flavor, but this time I followed directions and used Skippy (and a tad overdid it) and they were delicious!

  119. #
    Aliyah Rab — May 21, 2019 at 9:52 am

    So easy and super delicious!

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    Jackie L. — May 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Whoa baby were these good! Very easy to make, especially if you want to take a break from using your mixer. They are very rich, gooey and chocolaty! Def. a keeper!

  121. #
    Lois Stutheit — May 21, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I love the ease of making these Pb choc chip cookies. Straight forward and simple…no need for fancy equipment. I just got tnem out of the oven so havent tried them yet but my mouth sure was watering as they backed. I have tried many of Tessas recipes with great satisfaction, but this is the first time to enter the contest.

  122. #
    Adam Breitbach — May 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    These were very good! The peanut butter flavor was not as overwhelming as I was afraid of; just enough to let you know it’s there. I only baked 12 of the cookies today, the rest of the dough is portioned out and in the freezer for later.

  123. #
    Peggy — May 21, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Tessa,

    These are spot on perfect! I “thought” I had the best PB cookie recipe, but since these are my hubby’s fave cookie I had to try your recipe. We now have a new fave in the house, THANKS!

    Peggy
    Cookiecarts.com

  124. #
    Sanah — May 22, 2019 at 4:08 am

    These where the best cookies that I ever made!! My kids loved them !! Thank you for a great recipe!! From now on I will only use this one.

  125. #
    Regina Gay — May 23, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Very easy to make. I only had crunchy PB, and they seemed a bit crumbly in the cookie scoop. I scooped into my hand, and rolled them. Then squished a bit. They turned out beautifully!

  126. #
    Elizabeth — May 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Absolutely yummy cookies! I followed the recipe exactly (even used Skippy!) with one exception…I used bittersweet chips (Ghiradelli). They turned out so delicious. Usually my peanut butter cookies are super crumbly — not these. They have the best of both worlds: chocolate chip cookie texture AND peanut butter flavor. Also, I haven’t made cookies without a stand mixer in such a long time, I forgot what it was to stir up a batter by hand. It kinda felt like old times – mixing up a batter of cookies with my favorite wooden spoon!

  127. #
    Kelly Jansema — May 24, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    I went easy on the PB and Chocolate Chips. I’m really like this version.

  128. #
    Diep Nguyen — May 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    These are so yummy! My peanut butter-loving husband loved them but complains that i will be giving him a muffin top soon. LOL

  129. #
    Sue Benz — May 24, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    They were a total hit. So soft and chewy. Definitely making these again.

  130. #
    Mary Mastoraki — May 25, 2019 at 3:17 am

    This was my first time making chocolate chip cookies, I liked the recipe and found it easy! They are very tasty!!

  131. #
    Vicki Ma — May 25, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Great cookies. Mine turned out drier than expected despite using a kitchen scale. I used Kraft peanut butter so perhaps will make them again with a different peanut butter next time

  132. #
    Lavender Ledgerwood — May 25, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    They were good except that the dough was really thick and crumbled apart. I had added a variety of toppings and the dough wouldn’t hold them all together.

  133. #
    Kim Battin — May 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

    This recipe was easy and fabulous! Everyone lived it and wants me to make it again. It’s definitely a keeper!

  134. #
    Jeni B — May 26, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Yummy! I love chocolate and peanut butter. My first batch is cooling now, the rest will wait for tomorrow’s BBQ. My first taste? Bliss.

  135. #
    PJ — May 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    These cookies are so decadently delicious!
    PB + Choc is one of my top flavour combos.

  136. #
    Melissa — May 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Followed this recipe as written and they turned out perfectly! I will definitely make these again.

  137. #
    Jennifer Wiseman — May 26, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    These cookies came out wonderful. I love how it only required ingredients I already had in my pantry. I wouldn’t normally choose peanut butter over a classic chocolate chip, but isn’t choose this combo for sure!

  138. #
    Erika Estrada — May 27, 2019 at 5:56 am

    These cookies are amazing! Peanut butter and chocolate are such a classic combo, u gotta love it! These went to fast, hardly any left to photograph lol! I used Skippy Honey Roasted peanut butter. So delicious! This recipe really makes a flavorful cookie with amazing texture!

  139. #
    Julie Stephens — May 27, 2019 at 8:06 am

    A perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter. I took the cookies to work and people said they really liked the texture as well. The texture was actually my favorite part of the cookie.

  140. #
    Alicia Cadmus — May 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Totally loving this recipe! These cookies taste just like a peanut butter cup. Pretty easy to make and super delicious!

  141. #
    Cynthia Jarvis — May 29, 2019 at 12:55 am

    There’s a reason peanut butter cups are such a popular treat. Teaming peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips is brilliant! These cookies have definitely made it to my family’s special request list.

  142. #
    Rebecca Hawkins — May 29, 2019 at 6:38 am

    These are such wonderfully chewy cookies! And the peanut butter is such a great complement to the chocolate chip. Perfect balance!

  143. #
    LIANNA DEMESHULAM — May 29, 2019 at 11:54 am

    These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies quickly made their way to one of the best cookies I have ever had in my life. Followed the instructions to the T (let the cookie dough sit for 24hours in the fridge) and THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. This was my 1st recipe by Tessa and I will definitely be coming back! SO, SO good. 12/10. Highly recommend.

    Even my boyfriend (who for some ungodly reason does not eat ANY desserts) was hooked on these cookies. And we even fought over the last one. Never did I think I’d see the day!

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    Fithria Truong — May 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Very yummy but I think I may have flatten them more than I should have

  145. #
    Cassandra Duran — May 29, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Best cookie recipe ever! Made these yesterday and my boyfriend couldn’t keep his hands off them. This recipe is a keeper!

  146. #
    Camyo Turner — May 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Delicious!!!! These were a huge hit with my friends at work! I will definitely be making these again!

  147. #
    Lindsay A. — May 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    These were groan-inducingly good. So, so, soooo good! Definite keeper recipe for sure. I love how simple they are to mix & bake. I was also glad to see another person’s comment about them freezing extremely well – I will do this next time for sure (= perfect excuse to bake even more of these to keep on hand, heh heh heh!). I didn’t have any flaked sea salt left, but will try that another time! Thank you so much for an awesome recipe! 🙂

  148. #
    Angelina J — May 30, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Excellent recipe and so easy to make! I substituted dark chocolate chunks and homemade peanut butter. Less sugar was great for me and the dark chocolate could take center stage.

  149. #
    Jessica — May 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Excellent cookies! Will be a staple.

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    Kathleen Prudencio — May 30, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    These were so easy to make! I used my 3 TBL scoop, so I was able to bake according to the directions. I got 20 big and amazingly delicious cookies. Thanks for another great recipe!

  151. #
    Diane — May 31, 2019 at 5:41 am

    In a word? Fantabulicious! Perfect cookies and perfect recipe! My family adored them while they lasted!

  152. #
    Minal — May 31, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Lovely recipe Tessa, explained very nicely with every detail…loved reading and watching the video. You are fabulous. Now coming to the cookies. Big, thick, chewy and yummy. Kids absolutely loved them.

  153. #
    Don Torelli — May 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    So easy. And quick. Oh yes, delish!!

  154. #
    Mariam — May 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Made this recipe twice this month already and can’t wait to make it again. I used the blue scoop from Volrath then flattened the cookies a bit as per the instructions 🙂

  155. #
    Kathryn Seal — May 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    These cookies are the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate! I used semi sweet chocolate chips and a Godiva milk chocolate baking bar for Ann extra chocolatey taste. They were a HUGE hit at work!!

  156. #
    Anastasia P. — May 31, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I made these for the May Baking challenge, and they were amazing, just the right balance of peanut butter and choolate. Another great recipe from Tessa!

  157. #
    Mary Ann Petrakovich — June 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Not enough peanut butter taste and definitely not sweet enough. I followed recipe exactly except the refrigerate overnight part (no time). Very disappointed.

  158. #
    Candi Toler — June 27, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    These are perfection-my absolute favorite! BUT, I did substitute 1/2c of choc chips for pb chips because…well, peanut butter.

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    Henriette Hall — July 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

    FOLLOW RECIPE EXACTLY !!

    I did put in fridge for a couple of hours–I find that works well for most all cookie dough prior to baking.
    These were SO SO good. Approval from the Plumber and 2 grand-children ( little girls ages 7 and 15 )
    This little ‘ole cookie baking Grand-Mama just tossed her old Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip cookie recipe out and added this one to my Recipe Journal. Thank You Tessa.

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    Jesse — August 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    This recipe was amazing! The cookies were easy to make and came out well; they were soft in the middle and thick but evenly cooked. They were absolutely delicious; my family loved them and i did as well. Definitely making them again

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    Rebecca Roche — August 4, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Made these for my Dad for his birthday – they came out deliciously! Great idea using the extra egg yolk and high ratio of brown to white sugar. Thank you! 10/10 will make again!

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    Robin — August 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Ridiculously good!

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