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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies – Deliciously thick and chewy cookies that are loaded with peanut butter flavour, and full of chocolate chips!

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie??

Today, I bring you my favourite peanut butter cookie recipe. These cookies are thick, soft and chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside. They’re loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips. They also have a surprise peanut butter centre.

I absolutely love them, and so does the family!

Thick chocolate chip peanut butter cookies on a baking tray.
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Overhead shot of chocolate chip peanut butter cookies on baking tray with one cookie broke in half to show peanut butter filling.

How to make Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • plain OR all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cornflour OR cornstarch
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • caster OR granulated sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • smooth peanut butter
  • chocolate chips

To make these cookies, simply start off by scooping out 16 teaspoons of peanut butter, and placing them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Freeze until solid – about 1 – 2 hours.

Next, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornflour, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.

Next, roll the cookie dough into 2oz balls, and flatten them out. Place the frozen peanut butter into the centres, then roll the dough back into balls. Place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Do not over-bake, they will firm up as they cool. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies on baking tray with one cookie broke in half to show peanut butter filling.
A tall stack of chocolate chip peanut butter cookies on baking tray with top cookie broke in half to show peanut butter filling.
Chocolate chip peanut butter cookie leaning against a mason jar full of milk on a baking tray.

These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • deliciously thick and chewy
  • loaded with peanut butter flavour
  • filled with a creamy peanut butter centre

How long will these peanut butter cookies last? These cookies will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Prefer freshly baked cookies every time? Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

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Overhead shot of chocolate chip peanut butter cookies on baking tray with one cookie broke in half to show peanut butter filling.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 16 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Deliciously thick and chewy cookies that are loaded with peanut butter flavour, and full of chocolate chips!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips, plus extra for topping
  • 16 teaspoons smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Scoop out 16 teaspoons of peanut butter, and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Freeze until solid - at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornflour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Roll the dough into 2oz balls, and flatten them out. Place the frozen peanut butter into the centres, then roll the dough back into balls. Place onto the prepared baking tray, and press the extra chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Do not over-bake. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 - 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Kathlee

Sunday 13th of January 2019

I had the same experience as Robin. The cookie dough seemed dry, but I proceeded with the recipe. All the cookies stayed in a mound.

Marsha

Sunday 13th of January 2019

Too much flour can cause a dry, crumbly cookie dough. Be sure to weigh out your ingredients on a scale instead of using cups - more accurate. Add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the dough is the right consistency, but not sticky.

Robin

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Does the peanut butter center help them spread in the oven? I baked one without and pressed it down after baking since it hadn't changed shape. Delicious either way!

Marsha

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Hi Robin! I haven't made this recipe without the peanut butter centres, and they spread out in the oven. They are quite a thick cookie, but should definitely spread out whilst baking.

Too much flour can cause cookies not to spread at all in the oven. If you're not already, I always recommend using scales instead of measuring cups :)

Enjoy!

Edith Hall

Friday 14th of July 2017

Are corn flour and corn starch the same thing?

Marsha

Friday 14th of July 2017

Yes.

Demeter | Beaming Baker

Friday 14th of April 2017

Marsha, these cookies could not look more perfect! Be still my PB + chocolate lovin' heart! They look so amazingly golden, moist, and just the right amount of dense. Pinned! Wishing you and your family an amazing weekend! :)

Marsha

Friday 14th of April 2017

Thanks, Demeter! Can't beat PB and chocolate in a cookie! ;) Have an awesome weekend! :) xo

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