Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Chewy peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips.

About the author: Carrie Vasios Mullins is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 dozen cookies
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:2 hours 25 minutes
Special equipment:stand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper, 2-tablespoon cookie scoop
This recipe appears in: Cookie Monster: Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Beat in peanut butter. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for two hours.

  2. 2

    Adjust oven rack to lower and upper middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to gather some dough, then roll dough into a smooth ball using your hands. Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Bake cookies until they are just brown on the edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.


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