Deliciously Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Have you been searching for a cookie recipe that will make your taste buds sing with joy? Look no further than these amazingly soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. This recipe will have you feeling as though you’ve unearthed a long-lost secret that elevates cookie-making to an art form. It’s the kind of recipe that begs to be shared with friends and family, one that will make you feel like a master baker in no time.

What sets these cookies apart? Well, it all starts with the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate chips, resulting in a cookie that is the epitome of indulgence. But it’s not just about the flavors – these cookies have a texture that can’t be beaten. Soft and chewy, they practically melt in your mouth with each bite.

But don’t let their softness fool you – these cookies pack a serious flavor punch. Each bite is filled with the decadence of silky smooth peanut butter, complemented perfectly by the bursts of sweetness from the chocolate chips.

Get ready to impress your family and friends with this delectable treat – trust me, they won’t know what hit them. So grab your mixing bowls and get started – it’s time to create the best dang peanut butter chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know, there’s nothing better than a warm, homemade cookie fresh out of the oven. And when it comes to cookies, let me tell you, these Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are in a league of their own.

Just imagine biting into a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie with melty chocolate chips scattered throughout. Can you taste it already? Trust me, these cookies are absolutely heavenly.

But what sets this recipe apart from others? Let me tell you why you’re going to fall head over heels in love with these cookies:

First of all, they’re incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some baking staples like baking soda and whole wheat flour, you can whip up a batch in no time.

What’s more, this recipe is super versatile. If you want to switch things up, feel free to try different types of chocolate chips, or even add in some Reese’s peanut butter cups for an extra decadent treat.

And if you have dietary restrictions, have no fear – this recipe can easily be made gluten-free or vegan with some simple substitutions.

But let’s not forget the most important reason why you’ll love this recipe: the cookies themselves! The combination of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate is unbeatable. And thanks to the brown sugar and vanilla extract in the dough, these cookies come out perfectly soft and fluffy every time.

So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack or a crowd-pleasing dessert, these Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to be a hit.

Ingredient List

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Get ready for some peanut-buttery-choco-chip goodness! ????????

Before we dive into making these amazingly soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, let’s first go over the ingredient list. Here’s what you’ll need to make this delightful confection:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Chips:

  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand and set them up on your kitchen table, it’s bake time!

The Recipe How-To

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These cookies are so soft, they’ll melt in your mouth ????

Now that we’ve talked about why these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are so delicious, let’s get into the how-to. Trust me, it’s so easy that even a novice baker could do it. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Gather Your Ingredients

Before you start baking, make sure to gather all the ingredients you’ll need such as unsalted butter, sugar (brown and granulated), creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, an egg, all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour , baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.

Prepare the Wet and Dry Ingredients

To begin with your preparation, mix in a large bowl your softened unsalted butter, creamy peanut butter, white sugar and light brown sugar until well combined. Then add in vanilla extract and 1 large egg to the mixture.

In another bowl, gently whisk together your all-purpose flour, and whole wheat flour then add in your baking soda and salt.


Combine both dry and wet ingredients by mixing the dry mixture into the wet mixture until it is thoroughly blended.

Fold in your chocolate chips using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.

Shape The Dough

Shape the dough accordingly to make several dough balls depending on how small or big you want the cookies to be.

Chill The Dough

Once done shaping the dough balls, place them on a cookie sheet or container then chill them for at least 20-30 minutes before putting them in the oven. Chilling is important to help reduce spreading while baking.

Preheat The Oven and Bake The Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350°F then place your peanut butter chocolate chip dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool and Enjoy!

Let the cookies cool for about 5-10 minutes before transferring them into a wire rack. Once completely cool, serve them with milk or ice cream. And Voila! You have now made yourself some amazingly soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

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Perfect for a cozy night in with a glass of milk ????????

Variation is the spice of life, they say. And if you want to add some pizzazz to your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, here are some exciting substitutions and variations that’s sure to peak your interest:

1. Whole Wheat Flour: I understand that not everyone is a fan of whole wheat flour’s nutty taste and denser texture, but for those who prefer it, it’s a healthier alternative to all-purpose flour. Just keep in mind that it will affect the texture of your cookies, making it chewier.

2. Gluten-Free: For those with celiac disease or gluten-intolerant, replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. You can also consider using almond flour, coconut flour or oat flour.

3. Vegan: If you’re vegan, this recipe can still work for you! Simply use vegan chocolate chips (there are plenty available in health food stores), and swap the eggs with mashed bananas or applesauce.

4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Want to add a bit more decadence to your cookies? Chop up some Reese’s peanut butter cups and add it to the dough as per your preference.

5. Butter Chocolate Chunk: You can swap half of the chocolate chips with chunks of dark chocolate for an even more indulgent taste.

6. Crunchy Peanut Butter: Want a bit more texture to your cookies? Switch out the creamy peanut butter with its crunchy counterpart for that extra crunch.

7. Brown Sugar vs White Sugar: If you’re wondering which sugar to use? The answer is both! Using a combination of brown and white sugar gives that perfect balance of caramel flavor and sweetness that makes these cookies extra special.

The possibilities are endless! Get creative and experiment with different combinations to find your own favorite version of these tasty peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Serving and Pairing

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Who says you can’t bake happiness? ????????

I’m not much of a foodie. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s that treats – perishables – don’t last long when they’re good. And these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are more than good, they’re amazing.

When you’ve finally pulled them out of the oven and the aroma has filled your nostrils with pure goodness, there’s only one thing to do: Cool those babies off.

Once they’ve achieved optimal room temperature, then comes the fun part; serving and pairing. Because why be satisfied with just a cookie when you could pair it perfectly?

My personal favorite is with a tall glass of cold milk or almond milk, (with a cookie or two sunk in the drink). The idea is to let them soak in just for that extra oomph and have it with every sip.

Another great option is peanut butter ice-cream. The flavour-coordination of having peanut butter in different forms is unbeatable.

If you’re feeling truly indulgent, melt some Reese’s peanut butter cups and scoop ’em on top of your cookies (you won’t regret it!).

And for those who want to brag about their creation on social media, I’d suggest placing them next to some glasses of cold milk or a delightful pot of afternoon tea which makes for an irresistible Insta-worthy snap.

Whatever way you serve these cookies, they always seem to fly off the plate faster than new ones can be made, so make sure to have seconds or even thirds before anyone else can grab them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

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Making cookies is always a joy, but we don’t always have time to bake them in the moment. That’s why make-ahead options are a lifesaver for busy bakers! Luckily, storing and reheating these Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies is easy.

First, let’s talk make-ahead. You can make the cookie dough up to 3 days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. The flavors will meld together nicely over time, making for an even tastier final product.

When it comes to storing baked cookies, be sure to let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. They will keep well on the counter or in the pantry for up to 5 days. If you need them to last longer, pop them in the freezer with a layer of parchment paper between each cookie and they’ll stay good for up to 2 months.

Now onto reheating – because there’s nothing better than a warm, melty cookie straight from the oven! To reheat these cookies, simply pop them on a baking sheet and into a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes. Alternatively, if you don’t want to wait for your oven to heat up, you can microwave each cookie on high for around 10-15 seconds (depending on your microwave).

With these make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you’ll be enjoying these Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for days to come. Just remember not to leave any out too long… they’re so good that they might just disappear before you know it!

Tips for Perfect Results

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Grab your favorite mixing bowl and let’s get started! ????????

So you’ve gathered all the ingredients and are ready to make some of the best soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies? Here are some essential tips to help you achieve perfect results.

Firstly, when measuring flour, make sure it’s lightly spooned into a measuring cup and leveled off with a knife. This ensures that you don’t add too much flour to your dough, making the cookies dry and crumbly.

Next, remember to use both granulated sugar and brown sugar in the recipe. Brown sugar contains molasses which adds moisture to the cookies while granulated sugar helps to produce a crispy exterior. Together they create a perfect textural balance.

It is also important to use softened unsalted butter at room temperature rather than melted butter in this recipe. Softened butter provides structure to the cookies as it readily creams with the sugars, whereas melted butter will cause spreading and leaving them flat and thin.

To enhance the flavor of your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, always use fresh ingredients such as soft peanut butter and vanilla extract. The fresher ingredients you use, the better your end product will be.

Don’t overmix your cookie dough! Over-mixing activates gluten in the flour which makes cookies tough instead of soft and tender. Mix ingredients together until they are just combined.

Finally, do not skip chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking as this step helps solidify fat in the dough preventing excessive spreading while baking.

By following these tips, you can ensure your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies turn out perfectly every time – soft, chewy and filled with a delicious peanut flavor.


As a baker, it’s only natural to have questions arise when trying out a new recipe. In this FAQ section, I’ll be answering some frequently asked questions regarding these amazingly soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. From ingredient substitutions to concerns about dietary restrictions, I’ve got you covered so that you can bake these cookies to perfection every time. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the most common questions you might have!

What is the secret to baking soft cookies?

When it comes to baking cookies, the temperature of the oven plays a crucial role in achieving that perfect texture. Baking them at a high temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit ensures they cook quickly without drying out in the hot air of the oven. It’s best to remove them from the oven as soon as they turn slightly golden, even if the recipe calls for a longer baking time to avoid overcooking them. This will give them a softer and chewier texture which is sure to please your taste buds.

What makes cookies soft instead of crunchy?

When baking cookies, the balance of different sugars used can greatly affect the texture of the final product. A higher proportion of brown sugar compared to white sugar can help maintain the softness of the cookies. This is because brown sugar retains moisture, whereas white sugar promotes spreading. Therefore, it’s important to consider the ratio of sugars when looking to achieve the desired texture in your cookies.

What cookie ingredient that will rise and be softer?

Baking soda is a key ingredient for soft, fluffy cookies because it releases a carbon dioxide gas when combined with dough, causing it to leaven.

Why are my peanut butter cookies always hard?

If your peanut butter cookies turn out tough and crunchy, it’s possible that you may have left them in the oven for too long. It’s best to avoid over-baking them as they should only be baked for around 8 to 9 minutes.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these amazingly soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a must-try for any dessert lover. With the perfect balance of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate chips, combined with a soft and chewy texture, these cookies will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is simple to follow and yields consistently delicious results. And with the option to customize it with substitutions and variations, you can make it your own and enjoy it in various ways.

So don’t wait any longer! Gather the ingredients and get to baking these delectable cookies. Once you take a bite, you’ll understand why they are worth making again and again. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amazingly Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These are soooooo good! My boyfriend and I can't stop eating them. (Make sure not to over cook or they won't be soft.)
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Brunch, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Potluck, Sweet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 35 Cookes
Calories: 212.1kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, Softened (but not melted)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (for more texture you could use crunchy. I used all natural organic creamy peanut butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you could also use all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts, Chopped (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together until smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  • Stir in flour and baking soda until well combined.
  • Mix in chips and nuts by hand.
  • Using a cookie scooper or a spoon, scoop up 1 1/4 inch balls of dough and place 2'' apart on a greased cookie sheet. (For smaller cookies make smaller balls of course. Do not push them down.).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are firm around the edges but do not wait until the tops are brown.
  • Tips:
  • Wait 3-4 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.
  • You could use any kind of nuts you want and even switch up the chips.
  • If you put the cookies into a zip lock bag place a piece of sandwich bread in with them to keep them soft.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1660g | Calories: 212.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 89.8mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 17g

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