For the Love of Peanut Butter and Chocolate: The Best Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through the house. It’s a smell that brings back so many memories for me, of happy times spent with my family and friends.

One of my favorite cookies to bake, and eat, are these Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, with a chewy texture on the inside and slightly crispy edges. The use of chunky peanut butter gives them a satisfying crunch, and the addition of big chocolate chunks takes them to the next level of deliciousness.

I remember baking these cookies with my granddaughter, and she loved helping me roll the dough into balls and press them down with a fork. We would sit and wait by the oven, watching them turn golden brown and smelling the sweet aroma that filled the kitchen.

And when they were finally ready, we would enjoy them warm out of the oven with a tall glass of cold milk. It was a simple pleasure that brought us so much joy.

Now that I’m older, I love baking these cookies for my grandkids and seeing their faces light up with excitement. It’s a tradition that I hope will continue for many years to come.

So, if you’re in the mood for a sweet treat that will transport you back to simpler times, give these Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The perfect treat for any occasion: peanut butter cookies fresh out of the oven!

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

This recipe should make approximately 12-24 cookies, depending on the size of the dough balls that are formed before baking.

The Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the unsalted butter, chunky peanut butter, white granulated sugar, and packed brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chunks until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop out approximately 2 tablespoons of dough, and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  8. Place the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  9. Use a fork to press down on each dough ball twice to create a crisscross pattern on the top.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Enjoy your freshly baked Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a tall glass of cold milk.

And there you have it! A delicious recipe for Chewy Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

A towering stack of freshly baked peanut butter cookies – who’s ready to dig in?