I love peanut butter. There are a few flavors I could live without, and peanut butter is one of them. If I ever develop a peanut allergy, I think my world would collapse. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are perfect for all of my peanut butter lovers out there.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of my favorite lunches to date. One day, when I’m running a global company, I’ll be bringing home-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in for lunch. You can’t go wrong with a PB&J. So when there’s a chance I can incorporate peanut butter into cooking, I’m in. When I traveled to Ghana many years ago, the family we were staying with made us peanut soup and fufu. It was one of my favorite dishes we had. I was able to get my mother-in-law to recreate a similar recipe last year! I’m always team peanut butter.
These are some of the lightest, fluffiest, and softest cookies I’ve made to date. Not soft as in under baked, but soft as in soft and fluffy! There have been many peanut butter cookies in my life, but not too many peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They are the perfect combination of two of my favorite things: chocolate and peanut butter. In addition to my favorite chocolate chip cookies, these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are going to be my go-to cookies!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 package (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Take out the butter to soften to room temperature.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Slowly add the flour/chocolate chip mixture to the wet mixture until combined.
- Using a large cookie scoop (or ice cream scoop), scoop large round balls onto a cookie sheet.
- Using your fingers, gently press the balls of dough down so they are slightly flattened.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. They may look a slightly under cooked (my fav), but should be a little firm to the touch.
- Move cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.