Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultra soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. These easy peanut butter cookies stay soft for days and freeze well. Add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even butterscotch chips to this cookie recipe.

stack of chocolate peanut butter cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

What makes the best cookie for you? For me, a cookie has to be soft and thick. Not cake-like, but rather a “chewy” texture. This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe is the perfect cookie for me!

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Some peanut butter cookies can be dry and crumbly but these cookies are soft, moist…and stay that way. The butter, peanut butter, 3 eggs and brown sugar all help to keep the cookies extra soft.

How to Keep Cookies Soft

The most important thing to remember if you’re wondering how to keep the cookies soft is to not overbake them. I always take the cookies out of the oven before they are browned at all. They’ll look slightly underdone. Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before you package them.

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.

Because these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are soft, they also freeze really well. You can read all about how to freeze cookies here.

chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter

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Tools to Make Cookies

  • Stand Mixer: A hand mixer will work, but I always find it easier to make cookie doughs with a stand mixer.
  • Beater Blade with Scraper: The best invention ever!
  • Silpat: For all of your non-stick, cookie-making needs. This is in the top 3 must-have kitchen tools. I don’t know what I’d do without them!
  • Baking Sheet: I like to use flat baking sheets for easy removing baked goods easily.
  • Wire Cooling Racks: This will help your cakes cool more quickly.
stack of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
stack of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.91 from 10 votes
Ultra soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. These easy peanut butter cookies stay soft for days and freeze well. Add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even butterscotch chips to this cookie recipe.
Servings 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (or whatever size scoop you'd like!) scoop the dough onto a non-stick baking mat.
  • Use the tins of a fork to make a criss-cross pattern, pressing down into the cookie dough. Sprinkle extra white sugar on the tops of the cookies. Refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes. If you like cookies to be soft, be sure not to overbake them. They shouldn't be browned at all.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 30 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. If you make the cookies smaller, they will have less calories. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 302
Keyword bake sale recipes, chocolate chip cookies, EASY COOKIE RECIPE, peanut butter cookies

Ultra soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. These easy peanut butter cookies stay soft for days and freeze well. Add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even butterscotch chips to this cookie recipe.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Danielle
4 years ago

5 stars
I LOVE a chewy cookie. Not a cake cookie or a crispy crumbly cookie, but a deliciously moist and chewy cookie. And I feel like the peanut butter just puts these over the top. YUM. I’m on this new kick of sprinkling sea salt on top of all my cookies, so I may do that instead of the sugar! I’m going to have to read about freezing cookies – that’s a great idea for batch cooking!

Mandy
4 years ago

5 stars
These cookies are very chewy and moist if you are not a crispy cookie person. My husband and kids all loved them and gave rave reviews on taste and how chewy they were.

Jessica
4 years ago

Is 4 cups of flour correct? Seems like a lot.

I just tried to make these (I’m at the fridge stage), but the batter was hard to mix at the end and the chocolate chips didn’t get well incorporated. And they fell apart when I tried to use a scoop, so I hand rolled them, but am a bit worried. We’ll see what happens after they’re done with 30 mins in the fridge plus baking.

Thanks!

Jennifer Pulley
4 years ago

5 stars
Hi
I made these today and they were soft and delicious.
Will be making more for a football team next week.

Tina
3 years ago

5 stars
Fantastic cookies. I didn’t have semi-sweet choco chips, so I used the 60% super dark choco chips-yummy! Thanks!

Cathy Latragna
3 years ago

Can you make this recipe in a 9×13 inch pan for bar cookies? I have some peanut butter oreos i was thinking of putting in between

Ashlee
3 years ago

5 stars
Absolutely the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! My husband won’t let me give any away to anyone:). This will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.

Renee
3 years ago

5 stars
Delicious! They are perfect. My guys loved them…

Barbara Rouse
3 years ago

Do you know if you can use natural peanut butter (no added oils or sugar) in this recipe with success?
Thanks.

Patricia Robertson
2 years ago

5 stars
OMG, these are outrageous! Yesterday I said I would comment after I made the cookies with my homemade peanut butter, with no added salt or anything. The cookies are perfection! I did not sprinkle them with sugar before baking as I felt they had enough sugar in them already. I took them out of the oven after 10 minutes, left them to cool on the parchment before lifting them to a rack. They turned out soft and chewy. What’s not to love about peanut butter and chocolate. Fabulous recipe, thank you !

Patricia Robertson
2 years ago

5 stars
I’m making these cookies for the second time, because, as I said, they are outrageous! The first time I only made 1/2 a batch. This time I’m making the full recipe. I’m thinking of scooping, criss- crossing them, and freezing them unbaked. Then I can take out what I want to bake, thaw and bake. What do you think?