The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

peanut butter cookie

So we have a bit of a theme going this week on the blog.

Monday we had peanut butter pancakes.

Tuesday we had chocolate chip cookie dip.

So take the best part of those two recipes – the peanut butter and the chocolate chips and you have today’s recipe!

The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

We  had an event at our home this weekend that I needed to make some treats for and I was craving peanut butter cookies.  I went to my blog to get the recipe and guess what!!??  It wasn’t there.  I had never posted my peanut butter cookie recipe.  What kind of food blogger doesn’t have a recipe for peanut butter cookies on their blog!!??  Yikes!  I decided I better fix that problem right away so today you are getting my favorite and the BEST peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Of course you could make these without chocolate chips but since I think peanut butter and chocolate is basically a match made in heaven my peanut butter cookie have chocolate chips in them!

When I add chocolate chips into the dough I don’t roll the balls of dough in sugar like I do if I’m not using chocolate chips.  I just form them into nice little balls and place them on the cookie sheet.

And then I like to smoosh them down a bit with my hand so they spread out a bit more when they are baking. It’s totally a personal preference.

If you like a soft peanut butter cookie be sure and NOT overbake them.  They will be just slightly golden brown and probably look like they need another minute or two to bake.

The next step is grab a nice cold glass of milk and a couple of cookies, maybe more than a couple because these babies are good!  On a cookie scale of 1- 5 – they are a 5!!  That means you can eat five of them with no worries!!


The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
  • ½ c butter, softened
  • ¾ C peanut butter, creamy
  • ¾ C brown sugar
  • ¾ C white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ C flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  1. Cream together butter and peanut butter.
  2. Add in sugars.
  3. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla
  4. Next add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Form dough into balls.
  6. Roll in sugar or add 1 C chocolate chips
  7. Place on cookie sheet and use hand to slightly flatten the balls of dough
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until barely brown. Do not over bake. They should look like they need to bake for another minute or two.

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Jessica says

    I cannot wait to try these! They look so good! One note though…you forgot to mention chocolate chips in your list of ingredients (although by the title, that should be self-explanatory, I guess!). Your Best Ever Banana Bread is a family favorite around here…I’m sure these will be right up there!

  2. Angela Merz says

    I so agree that there’s nothing better than peanut butter & chocolate, so I can hardly wait to try this recipe. I also shared it on my Pinterest!

  3. Teena says

    These look delicious! Wish I had some right now…guess I will have to make some… Thanks for the recipe, Leigh Anne.

  4. Laurie says

    Made these last night. They were awesome! I left out the chocolate chips since I had just made choc. chip cookies earlier in the week. Well actually… I measured out the chips, then munched most of them while I was rolling the dough in sugar! Yum. Thank you for another awesome recipe.

  5. says

    Made these for choir practice today. A double batch. They all vanished in about 5 minutes. I love ’em with super chunk peanut butter rather than creamy.

  6. Francine says

    This is the first time I comment on a recipe. So you can imagine how SCRUMPTIOUS these cookies were. One word: YUM!!!!! And I added chocolate bar chunks, chocolate chips, AND rolled cookies in sugar. Triple yum! Also, for anyone interested in a dairy-free version, I used margarine and soy milk and the cookies turned out GREAT. Thank you so much!

  7. Kerry says

    I made these with a tablespoon scoop and got exactly 4 dozen. I’m at high altitude so I added 1/4 cup of flour and reduced the sugar by a few tablespoons as well and they turned out great!

  8. Lori Lentz says

    Hi Leigh Anne!! It’s me again! Just wanted to post to say how wonderful those cookies were again!! I posted it to my page on facebook Beautiful Things, Heart and Home and my regular facebook page!! Some are going to make them tonight!! I loved them! they tasted just like the cookies at the Cookie Factory at the mall!!! Delicious! thanks again!! Lori Gentzler Lentz

  9. Stephanie says

    These are the best cookies. I made them for my mom and step dad and they loved them. My mom wanted the recipe so she could make them.

  10. liz says

    These Are The Absolute Best peanut Butter Cookie I Have Ever Had. Congratulations On The Best peanut butter Chocolate Chip Cookie! I Have Already Shared Your Blog With My Friends And Family Who Also Love The Cookies!

  11. Aimee says

    I have made these twice within the past week at the request of my family. They are so good! We used chocolate chunks instead of chips. For some reason I don’t think I had ever heard of a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips/chunks. One of the best kept secrets I’ve ever baked! Thanks!

  12. Lina says

    When I made these, i rolled out 24 as I didn’t read the comments first. At 11 minutes I took them out as I did not want to overbake. They looked underdone like you said they would, but after letting them cool I realized I didn’t cook them long enough. They were doughy and fell apart. Consider adding the quantity to your recipe directions, because smaller cookies would have been baked perfectly at 11 minutes.

  13. Tiffany says

    I just made these while my 10yr-old son was reading the recipe to me. Instead of saying 1/2 tsp. baking powder, he said 1 1/2 tsp baking powder! They still turned out great!

  14. Fen Eatough says

    Just used your recipe, but with a few substitutions to avoid allergies… I used Sunbutter in place of the peanut butter due to a peanut allergy and because of a milk allergy, I used Spectrum butter-flavored shortening in place of the butter, hemp milk for the milk and some dairy-free, nut-free semi-sweet chocolate chips. They turned out wonderfully!! Will definitely be making these again!!

  15. Yvonne says

    Another one of your delicious cookie recipes. I made them with mini chocolate chips for my 4 1/2 year old daughter. She doesn’t like peanut butter but, with these cookies she didn’t say a peep & enjoyed them happily! Putting one in her school lunch tomorrow, per her request.

  16. Cathy Salo says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe…. the hospital I work at has a delicious peanut butter and chunk chocolate cookie and I wanted to make my own…..gonna make some right now as a matter of fact….can’t wait to sink my teeth into them :) LOL


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