Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a wonderful harmony of flavors, combining the nutty richness of peanut butter with the sweet charm of chocolate chips. These cookies offer a blend of chewy and soft textures, ensuring every bite is a delightful treat.
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this to the peanut butter mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Scoop out two tablespoon-sized portions of dough, roll into balls, and flatten into ½” thick discs. If desired, press a few extra chocolate chips on top.
- Place cookies at least 2” apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Avoid overbaking.
- Optionally sprinkle warm cookies with flaky sea salt.
- Let cookies cool completely before storing in an airtight container. They can be stored at room temperature for up to five days.
- Using room temperature ingredients, especially butter, ensures the cookies rise properly and have a fluffy texture.
- Chilling the dough prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking, resulting in a soft and chewy texture.
- For added variety, consider using different types of chocolate chips, or adding nuts or a dash of cinnamon.
- Always measure ingredients accurately for best results.
Per Serving (1 cookie):
- Calories: 192
- Total Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 13mg
- Sodium: 154mg
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 19g
- Protein: 4g
Whether as a treat for yourself or a delightful offering for guests, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a surefire hit. Enjoy them with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for an indulgent snack or dessert.