Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This is the first time I am adding peanut butter to a cookie recipe and I have to admit I love it. Peanut butter gives a great texture and taste to basic chocolate cookies. I was afraid that the peanut butter flavor would be too strong but seems to be just the right amount. You can feel the peanut flavor but it’s not overwhelming and peanuts combine so well with chocolate.

I’ve taken these peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies to my daughter’s kinder garden Christmas celebration and everybody enjoyed them. They were all gone by the end of the evening.

I will repeat this recipe for Christmas. It is one of the best cookie recipes ever and a perfect, homemade gift idea as well.

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Recipe adapted after Martha Stewart

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are one of the best cookies ever. Peanut butter gives a great texture and flavor that is not overwhelming at all.
Servings 36 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1/2 stick (60g) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces (200g) semisweet chocolate , cut into chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the chocolate into chunks. 
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda.In another bowl add the peanut butter, butter, granulated sugar and dark brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, mix well until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, take equal portions of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Press down slightly with bottom of a glass, dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Bake until golden, 10-13 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


Serving: 1gCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 13.7gProtein: 2.9gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 14mgSugar: 8.4g
Calories: 121kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cookies, peanut butter chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter recipes

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  1. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen Author says:

    The perfect cookie for my husband and me! He loves chocolate and I love peanut butter. Together, they are perfect!

  2. Jess @ Sweet Menu Author says:

    These chunky cookies look so good! Like they have come straight out of a bakery!!!

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    I can’t believe these are your first pb cookies!!! They look SO delicious and chunky and perfect

  4. Nothing beats the chocolate-peanut butter combo! Terrific cookies!!

  5. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    Oh, girl! Welcome to the wild world of peanut butter cookies! Why wait for next christmas? I think peanut butter cookies are a year round thing! Your cookies look phenomenal!!! Cannot pass up chocolate chunks and pb!

  6. mira Author says:

    I love peanut butter and don’t mind even if the flavor is a little strong! Great idea to combine these with chocolate! Pinned! Happy New Year!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Happy New Year to you too Mira – hope you had a wonderful holiday time 🙂

  7. may Author says:

    one cup of peanut butter equals to how many grams? or it is really using the measuring cup of 1cup? it seems a lot of peanut butter if its a measuring cup of 1cup

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