Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love these rich, very sweet, addictive cookies. I adapted this recipe from one I found and loved on I have altered it somewhat to suit my tastes and my preferred baking techniques but this is based on the recipe known there as Aunt Cora's World's Best Cookies. Cook time is per batch, cooking one sheet at a time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Have ready at least 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter until smooth.
  4. Add peanut butter and both sugars and beat until combined well.
  5. Add egg and beat well.
  6. Stir in flour and baking soda gradually until well combined.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  8. Using a meatball scooper or a spoon, scoop out small portions of dough and drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets, leaving 2" gap between each cookie.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are just firm around the edges- don't overbake- if you wait until they are brown on top, they will be too hard.
  10. Slide parchment sheet, cookies and all, carefully off pan and onto your counter, set a new piece of parchment paper onto your baking sheet and repeat until all dough is baked.
  11. Meanwhile, as the next batch bakes, remove baked cookies from the parchment and let cool completely on wire racks.
  12. Wipe off the crumbs from the old sheet of parchment and you can reuse it for your next batch.
  13. These will keep about 3 days stored in a cookie tin (for crisp cookies) or an airtight plastic container (for softer cookies).


Most Helpful

Everyone try these cookies! Heather these are fantastic, and so soft even days later! These are the best cookies I have made in quite awhile and I back almost daily. Ty for the super 5++++++++ star recipe!

LAURIE January 27, 2003

These cookies came out really well! I followed the cooking directions to a tee and they came out nice and soft! I substituted semi-sweet chocolate (sliced) and dried cranberries for the chocolate chips. The berries were a nice kick!

Athenasolives May 08, 2003

Good cookies. I used natural, chunky peanut butter (MAKES GREAT COOKIES!) you don't need to use the processed sweetened varieties to make a good peanut butter cookie. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of vanilla. They came out great this way. Not too sweet, but rich, crunchy, chewy and delicious all at the same time! 4 stars because cookies need salt and vanilla in my opinion. Other than that, a good recipe for sure!!! Thanks Heather

JungleLove April 24, 2011

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