These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are big, thick, chewy, peanut buttery cookies with lots of gooey chocolate chunks!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I absolutely LOVE peanut butter, and when you combine it with chocolate, my mouth explodes with happiness! Please tell me yours does too?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are big, thick, chewy, peanut buttery, and have lots of gooey chocolate. Seriously one of the best cookies you will every bake and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

They are so easy to make that you will be loving me one day and hating me the next, once you realize they’re all gone. I bake these cookies all the time and we never get tired of them. In fact, we devour them before they even have time to cool on the rack!

Every once in a while, I like to make a few simple variations to mix it up. By replacing the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and adding a little more peanut butter, you get a heartier cookie and the same amazing taste. Take it a step further, add some oats and you could even call them “healthy cookies”. 😉

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

So take your pick on the variation and get to baking! Every peanut butter-chocolate lover you know will be thanking you!

A few simple ingredients and you’re on your way to cookie greatness…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A quick bake and all your chocolate peanut butter dreams will come true right in your oven!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

They’re amazing! Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Big, thick, chewy, peanut buttery cookies with lots of gooey chocolate chunks!


Ingredients

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  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  4. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Drop dough by golf-ball sized balls, 1 inch apart, onto baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you want smaller cookies, roll the dough into 1/4 cup sized balls. This will make 24 cookies.

VARIATIONS:
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Replace the 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour with 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour and increase the peanut butter to 1-1/4 cups.
OR
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Use either whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour, increase the peanut butter to 1-1/4 cups, and add 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats before you stir in the chocolate chunks.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. In the photo of the cookie dough in a ball shape there appears to be oats. Is there supposed to be oatmeal in the recipe?

    1. Hi Vanessa! If you look at the notes below the recipe, there are a few variations for this recipe and one of them includes oats. The original recipe does not have oats in it. Enjoy!

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