Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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You’ll love this quick and easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe! The cookies are perfection; they’re thick and chewy, just like mom used to make! And guess what? You can make the whole recipe in under 30 minutes!

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy, making them perfect for any day!

It’s finally turned fall-ish here in Arizona and by fall-ish, I mean that we had a daytime high in the mid 60’s! Woah! Even though I’m cold all the time, the cooler temps have inspired me to get back in the kitchen finally and back to baking! When it’s stupid hot here, I’m just not as motivated to create new recipes, especially ones that require me to use the oven.

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy, making them perfect for any day!

Now that the weather’s cooperating, I want to bake all sorts of swee things. And I don’t know about you, but when I want to whip up a sweet treat, I usually gravitate towards a classic recipe, and that means good old chocolate chip cookies usually.

Now, I love me some traditional chocolate chip cookies, of course, but I also feel that peanut butter makes nearly everything taste better, am I right about that?

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy, making them perfect for any day!

So, I decided to improve on an already good thing; I combined my favorite crispy, chewy, chocolatey everyday chocolate chip cookies and some creamy peanut butter to create this incredibly fast, easy, and super duper delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe!

And boy-oh-boy is it a winner! The cookies are thick and peanut buttery; and the centers of the cookies are soft and chewy. These cookies have a hearty texture, which I really love, but you’ll definiltey want a tall glass of milk to wash them down!

Shopping list for this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  1. Unsalted butter
  2. Sugar
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Peanut butter (creamy, crunchy, or even natural)
  5. Eggs
  6. Vanilla extract
  7. Baking soda
  8. Sea salt (fine ground)
  9. White unbleached flour
  10. Chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  11. Peanuts (optional)
These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy, making them perfect for any day!

I’ve made this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe both with and without chopped peanuts, depending on what I had in my pantry at the time, but I really like the crunch the peanuts add. So if you like nuts in your cookies and you have some around, I say definitely add them, you won’t be sorry!

You could also use crunchy peanut butter isntead of smooth to give the cookies that little extra crunch.

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These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy, making them perfect for any day!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Kristine Underwood
A thick and chewy peanut butter cookie loaded with chocolate chips!
4.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Sweets & Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg and vanilla and stir until well blended.
  • Stir in baking soda and sea salt.
  • Slowly add flour and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and peanuts (if using).
  • Using a 1 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. 
  • Bake for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze.


Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 12.7gProtein: 2.5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 7.6gCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.9mg
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  1. These look and sound scrumptious I am always up for a good peanut butter cookie with loads of chocolate this are perfect!5 stars

  2. These cookies look and sound divine! I love a good chocolate chip cookie, and I love a peanut butter cookie too – so perfect that they’re combined here! 🙂5 stars

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! I couldn’t agree more! #perfection

  3. My two year old daughter would probably devour this whole batch in one sitting! She goes nuts over peanut butter. I really need to start baking with it more to incorporate it into more of her snacks!5 stars

    1. She and I would get alone just fine, then! Haha! Hope she enjoys them!

  4. I am all about peanut butter and chocolate. Such a great classic and these cookies look so soft and delicious!5 stars

  5. I’ve been waiting 20 years to have these cookies… My daughter is allergic to peanuts, so it’s been a peanut free zone for a long time… Now that she’s moved out….5 stars

    1. Oh my gosh Lisa, I bet so! I never thought about that, since we don’t have allergies here, but after 20 years, they’d be even more delightful, I think!

  6. This is the perfect combo for a cookie!!! Love them both and together is even better!5 stars

  7. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies look like just the kind of treat I need. So good!5 stars

    1. Thank you so much Sharon, I agree – you do ‘NEED’ them! ?

  8. I love a classic peanut butter cookie and these are all the more spectacular because they are chock full of chocolate chips!5 stars

  9. I love peanut butter cookies and these look so delicious! I love the delicate texture and the added chocolate chips. Looks delicious!5 stars

    1. Thanks Natalie! The hearty texture is one of my favorite things about this cookie. They look they’re crunchy, but they’re actually soft and chewy. ?

  10. Love this recipe!! You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!!! They are so fluffy and delicious on the inside!5 stars