Thick, Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

LAST UPDATED: Jun 05, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Mar 22, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

The best chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips and a secret twist. A recipe so irresistible, you won’t believe they didn’t come from a bakery.

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Calling all chocolate lovers! These chewy peanut butter chip chocolate cookies are so delish for a quick sweet and salty chocolate fix.

You know my love for all things sweet and salty {like my famous peanut butter bars}, but now you can enjoy the combo in yet another yummy cookie form!

I’m bringing this recipe forward from 2013 {because you do not want to see my photography back then} and because we love them so much, I just felt you needed to have them in your life as well.

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A Chocolate Cookie With A Twist

One of my secrets to making the best chocolate cookies is adding a crack of sea salt to the top just before baking.

What is a crack of sea salt? Just a simple twist of an inexpensive salt grinder set on the largest setting for pretty little flakes that taste as good as they look. It’s the secret that makes my cookies irresistible.

the best chocolate cookies recipe with peanut butter chips

Tips

Another important tip for thick, chewy chocolate cookies is how you bake them. I like to bake mine on parchment paper to prevent the cocoa from burning over lower than usual heat – 315 degrees.

Using an ice cream scoop for an oversized cookie, they maintain a large part of their shape that keeps them oh so thick and wondrous. You can make standard size cookies and reduce bake time by 2-3 minutes if you prefer.

the best chocolate cookies recipe with peanut butter chips

The chocolate is definitely one of the best parts of these cookies, but the peanut butter chips make it all the better. After tasting these, i’m convinced peanut butter chips should be in all cookies. Even better, is that the bigger the cookies, the more room for peanut butter chips, and I’m all about that!

Cookies should always be the size of your plate, don’t you think?

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the best chocolate cookies recipe with peanut butter chips

Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

Julie Blanner
The best chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips and a secret twist. A recipe so irresistible, you won’t believe they didn’t come from a bakery.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigerate dough 30 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. 
  • Add vanilla and eggs.
  • Add cocoa, flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until just combined.
  • Fold in peanut butter chips.
  • Chill dough 30 minutes while preheating oven to 315 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto parchment paper. Top with a crack of sea salt and bake 10 minutes. 

Notes

Don’t forget to top them with a crack of sea salt – it makes them irresistible!
 
Another important tip for thick, chewy chocolate cookies is how you bake them. I like to bake mine on parchment paper to prevent the cocoa from burning over lower than usual heat – 315 degrees.
 
Using an ice cream scoop for an over sized cookie, they maintain a large part of their shape that keeps them oh so thick and wondrous. You can make standard size cookies and reduce bake time by 2-3 minutes if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories:324kcalCarbohydrates:41gProtein:6gFat:16gSaturated Fat:11gCholesterol:49mgSodium:279mgPotassium:81mgFiber:2gSugar:24gVitamin A:342IUCalcium:22mgIron:2mg
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