Recipe for Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

I don’t get to bake with peanut butter very often because Josh is allergic to all nuts, especially peanuts. Since we usually cook, bake, and eat together, I usually have to omit nuts from everything. Well, this week I had to bake a treat for a church function and only the ladies were invited, so it was my chance to make something with peanut butter. Don’t worry Josh didn’t mind and I made him lemon cookies so he was taken care of:)

I made my favorite peanut butter cookies! They are the best. I used chunky peanut butter because I like a little crunch and texture in my cookie. I also used peanut butter chips and chocolate chips…a dream combination! These cookies are nice and soft…as long as you take them out on time. DO NOT OVERBAKE these. They are done at about ten minutes. Don’t let them fool you…they won’t look done, but I promise, they are. They will set up! Leave them on the cookie sheet for three minutes or so. If you try to move them sooner, they will crumble.

I always try to move one when it comes out of the oven and it breaks…oops! I am forced to eat that one:) You might want to break a couple so you can enjoy them warm. These cookies melt in your mouth when they are fresh from the oven. They are SO good!!

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

1-¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup chunky peanut butter (I used Skippy)
¾ cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on cookies
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup peanut butter chips

¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, we use our Kitchenaid, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, I use my Silpats…like always! Using a fork, lightly indent with a crisscross pattern, don’t flatten them too much! Just gently press them with the fork. Lightly sprinkle cookies with sugar. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.
Cool the cookies on the sheets for about 3 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These look so good!!!! A little of indulgence and self-control will be needed! ^_^ hahaha….

    cute photo of you and your husband. Sweet couple!

  2. Oh those peanut butter cookies look good!! I bet Josh enjoyed his lemon ones!!…

    What a lovely new photo on you both on your header πŸ™‚

    Rosie x

  3. Maria I can firstly say, I love the pic in your header, its so gorgeous!

    I adore peanut butter cookies and these look wonderfully delish.


  4. Thank you for the specific directions (they will not look done but they are). I hate when think things aren’t done and keep baking and they turn out hard! My Josh loves PB- these look perfect for him!

  5. Maria,
    I am off the sweets this week, however will save your recipe.
    I have it on toast every a.m.

  6. Hey! New header… sorry I had to comment on that first! What a lovely couple you two make, so cute.
    Cookies are lovely.

  7. These cookies do sound very good. Funny how it happens but my daughter baked peanut butter cookies last night for her boyfriend which were very good also. I may decide to have a bakeoff:D

  8. I cannot imagine what it would be like if someone in my family had a nut allergy- that would be tough! These look delicious and I am glad you got to make them and share!

  9. Oh, I’m making these! Thanks for the tip about taking them out at 10 minutes even if they don’t look done — I often make the overbaking mistake if thing don’t look done to the naked eye. I love your pictures of the cookies on the plate with all the chips — yummy!

  10. Thanks everyone for your kind comments about our wedding photo. We have almost been married for six months now! Josh loves that picture so he chose it as our header:)

    Erica-I wish my Josh could have PB but I guess he can’t help it:)

    Bellini Valli-You will have to share your daughter’s recipe. I would love to try them!

    Cathy-Josh was the “photo stylist” with the chips. He just couldn’t touch the PB ones:)

  11. SUCH a shame to be allergic to nuts πŸ™ i love pb cookies, and this weekend when i made them i definately have half the batch nice and goey πŸ™‚ *swoon*

    new header? great pic!

  12. How wonderful that he isn’t touch sensitive with the nuts. I know a little boy who needs EVERYTHING wiped down before he touches it because it might have nut oils on it and it would send him into anaphilactic shock. I love the sprinkling of the cookies with sugar at the end. I bet it gave them a nice crunch.

  13. Holy cow. I need those right now. I am sitting at my computer with a diet Coke. And everyone knows diet Coke tastes best with something chocolate. But in my opinion, chocolate and peanut butter at a celestial marriage. So those cookies would be so satisfying!

  14. Hmm– don’t show this to Josh– but those cookies look soooooooo good! nom nom nom nom nom.
    (Kidding– I’m sure the lemon cookies were just as delightful!)

  15. i don’t even bother “accidentally” breaking a cookie or two…i just shove them into my mouth and hope no one’s looking. πŸ™‚
    meanwhile, i’m so sorry that josh is allergic to nuts. i know i’d hate to miss out on all their goodness, particularly peanut butter.

  16. I would die if my husband (Josh too) was allergic to nuts, because I love peanut butter anything! These sound perfect, and yes – I’d have to eat one straight from the oven!

  17. While I think all your healthy goodies on the post just above this one look great and I LOVE granola and such, THESE pb/cc cookies look YUMMY!

  18. I love peanut butter anyting! Those cookies look 100% snackable! I love that you used crunchy peanut butter. Hubs prefers his PB cookies with the little bits of nuts in them.

  19. I love baking with peanut butter chips. They add so much flavor to baked goods and half the time people aren’t expecting all the peanut butter flavor. These cookies look so tasty!

  20. Aww, how sweet of you to make a separate batch of cookies for him. Too bad he’s allergic to nuts, because these look awesome! And yes, PB cookies always taste awesome right out of the oven. πŸ™‚

  21. Made these and loved them! Delicious, the perfect peanut butter cookie. And they were hubby approved, you can’t go wrong with these cookies.

  22. Maria, I have some nutella to use up. Do you think I can replace the peanut butter in your recipe with nutella instead and just use all chocolate chips?

    1. I have never tried Nutella in this recipe, but you can give it a try! I do have a Chocolate Nutella Cookie recipe on the site:) Let me know if you try it!

  23. Maria, I tried replacing the peanut butter with the nutella and the cookies spread out way too much. Maybe I shouldn’t have used as much nutella? I’m going to try your chocolate nutella recipe instead today!

  24. Hello. Writing from France where peanut butter is still considered an exotic ingredient πŸ™‚ I made these cookies and they turned out perfectly. I just put less sugar because it seemed like alot, and it suits everyone. Thanks for all of your yummy recipes!