Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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 really love it. Peanut butter gives a great texture and taste to the basic chocolate cookies. I was afraid that the peanut butter flavor would be too strong but seemed to be just the right amount. You can feel the flavor but it's not overwhelming and combines 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 done by the end of the evening.


I will definitely repeat this recipe for Christmas. One of the best cookies ever and a perfect, homemade gift idea as well.


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Recipe adapted after Martha Stewart

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  • Makes about 36 cookies
  • 1 1/2 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the chocolate into chunks. 
  2. 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.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake until golden, 10-13 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cookie - Calories:121, Fat:6.9 g, Saturated Fat:2.7 g, Carbohydrates:13.7 g, Sugar:8.4 g, Fiber:0.9 g, Protein:2.9 g, Cholesterol:14 mg, Calories from Fat 62, Sodium 83mg, Potassium 79mg, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%, Nutrition Grade C-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On December 18, 2014 at 07:31 pm, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
The perfect cookie for my husband and me! He loves chocolate and I love peanut butter. Together, they are perfect!
On December 18, 2014 at 09:41 pm, Jess @ Sweet Menu said...
These chunky cookies look so good! Like they have come straight out of a bakery!!!
On December 21, 2014 at 02:34 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
I can't believe these are your first pb cookies!!! They look SO delicious and chunky and perfect
On December 21, 2014 at 08:25 pm, Liz said...
Nothing beats the chocolate-peanut butter combo! Terrific cookies!!
On December 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm, Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
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!
On December 29, 2014 at 11:19 am, mira said...
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!

Happy New Year to you too Mira - hope you had a wonderful holiday time :)

On April 22, 2016 at 03:05 am, may said...
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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