Imagine biting into a warm, gooey cookie loaded with creamy peanut butter and melty chocolate chips. If you're a peanut butter lover or a cookie enthusiast, this recipe is a must-try. These cookies combine rich peanut butter flavor with decadent chocolate chips, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (substitute with almond butter for a twist)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (substitute with gluten-free flour for a gluten-free option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (feel free to use milk, dark, or white chocolate chips)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparing the Dough

  1. Cream the Butter and Sugars:
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add Peanut Butter and Egg:
  • Mix in the creamy peanut butter, followed by the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  1. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Adding Chocolate Chips

  1. Fold in Chocolate Chips:
  • Using a spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Shaping and Placing on Baking Sheet

  1. Shape the Dough:
  • Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. You can use a cookie scoop for uniform sizes.
  1. Place on Baking Sheet:
  • Arrange the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Bake the Cookies:
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers are still soft. They will continue to bake on the sheet as they cool.

Optional Variations

  • Add Nuts:
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, for added crunch.
  • Different Chocolates:
  • Substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips with milk, dark, or white chocolate chips, or use a combination.
  • Gluten-Free Option:
  • Use a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour.

Serving Suggestions

  • With Milk:
  • Enjoy these cookies with a cold glass of milk for a classic pairing.
  • With Ice Cream:
  • Serve warm cookies alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Storage:
  • Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
  • Reheating:
  • For warm cookies, microwave them for 10-15 seconds. Alternatively, reheat in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 5-7 minutes.


We hope you enjoy making and devouring these delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies as much as we do! We’d love to see your creations and hear your feedback. Don’t forget to share your results with us and tag #WagooCookies. Happy baking!

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