Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 1st, 2023
4.80 from 477 votes
4.80 from 477 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft, and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.

Yield: 24 large cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Chocolate and peanut butter has been my favorite sweet combination since before I can remember! I am obsessed!
Texture: Thick, chewy, soft, melty, and wonderful.
Ease: Very simple.
Pros: Perfect PB chocolate chip cookies.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Oh yeah. I’ve always got a batch of these portioned into dough balls sitting in my freezer ready to be baked off whenever the craving strikes.

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These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my absolute favorite desserts on the planet. 

several peanut butter chocolate chip cookies cooling on a wire rack.

If you read Handle the Heat regularly, you likely know I adore the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Recently someone asked me why I loved the combination so much and I was taken aback slightly. My first thought was “well why wouldn’t I love this magic duo?” Then I realized that I’ve loved the flavors together since before I could remember. Since childhood, two of my favorite foods have been chocolate and peanut butter, so it only makes sense that I absolutely adore them combined!

I’m actually surprised I’m not utterly sick of either of these flavors, let alone continuing to enjoy them together. I literally eat peanut butter every day. Same for chocolate. I’m still obsessed with the two, which is good for you because it leads me to share recipes like these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

cookies stacked several high.

These cookies are ridiculously thick and chewy, yet soft, and have just amazing peanut butter flavor. They are 1000% perfect with a glass of cold milk.

The best part? You don’t even need a stand mixer to make this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, they’re so easy.

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several peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on a plate, ready to serve.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Make CHEWY Cookies & Not Dry Peanut Butter Cookies!

  • The high ratio of brown sugar and the extra egg yolk in this recipe help contribute a rich, chewy, and thick texture with lots of flavor.
  • Be sure to measure your flour correctly (by weighing with a digital scale, or with the spoon and level method) to avoid creating cakey, dense, or tough cookies that don’t spread.
  • Measuring your dry ingredients accurately is one of the best ways to improve your baking.
  • If You Don’t Measure Your Flour Correctly, YOU COULD END UP WITH CRUMBLY DOUGH and dry, hard cookies lacking in flavor. Just check out the image below, showing the difference between correctly and incorrectly measured chocolate chip cookies. 

Image of a perfect cookie with flour measured correctly vs. an image of a hard, dense cookie with too much flour.

The Best Peanut Butter for Baking

  • This recipe has been successfully tested with conventional peanut butter (Skippy) AND natural peanut butter, with reservations.
  • Check out my peanut butter experiment here.
  • Only use natural peanut butter if it’s VERY well stirred to be completely smooth and cohesive with no oily or dry bits.
  • When it’s very smooth, natural peanut butter will yield a much more bold peanut butter flavor!

Which Chocolate Chips for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

I prefer the taste of semi-sweet chocolate chips in these cookies, but you could also use the same amount of milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks. Feel free to substitute peanut butter chips for some of the chocolate chips, if you wish!

Cookie Size and Shape

  • These are large chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, just the way I like ’em!
  • I use my large 3-Tablespoon cookie scoop to form these cookie dough balls.
  • You can use the medium cookie scoop to make 1.5 tablespoon-sized balls of dough, if you prefer. Just shave off about 2 minutes from the baking time.
  • Peanut butter in cookie recipes prevents normal spreading, so that’s why we are flattening the balls well with the palm of your hand before baking. This will encourage them to spread more while they bake. 

What Type of Baking Sheet for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • I ALWAYS use an unlined aluminum half-sheet pan for baking cookies. 
  • Additionally, I always use parchment paper for baking cookies. I find silicone baking mats produce less of a crunchy exterior crust and are just one extra thing to clean.
  • Never use dark-colored pans to bake cookies, as they tend to overly brown or even burn the bottoms of the cookies. 

Do I Need to Chill Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

For best results, chill the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough overnight in a large bowl in the fridge. Here’s why:

  • Chilling chocolate chip cookie dough is very similar to marinating meat – things just get so much better!
  • The texture becomes chewier and thicker and the flavor intensifies.
  • If you don’t have time, no worries. You can bake the dough off after it’s made.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ahead 

Make the cookie dough as instructed and portion out the dough balls using a cookie scoop. Place the dough balls in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze them until solid, then remove them to a freezer bag to store in the freezer. Defrost the dough overnight in the fridge, or for an hour or so at room temperature before baking (less if your kitchen is warm). You can bake from frozen, but note that with this recipe the cookies won’t spread as much. Get all of my tips for freezing cookie dough here.

a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie, broken in half and sitting on a plate.

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4.80 from 477 votes

How to make
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 large cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Inactive Time 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft, and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.


  • 2 1/2 cups (318 grams) all-purpose flour, measured correctly*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (202 grams) creamy peanut butter**
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200 grams) packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups (340 grams) semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a large heat-safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Vigorously stir the peanut butter into the hot butter until well combined. Stir in the granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Dough may be a little loose and slightly crumbly. If it's unbearably crumbly, that's likely due to discrepancies among brands of peanut butter. Add 2 tablespoons milk if that's the case.

  5. OPTIONAL: If time permits, cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours. Let the dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop. 

  6. Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls using a spring-loaded cookie scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten dough slightly into disc shapes with your palms. Dot each disc with a few extra chocolate chips for picture-perfect cookies.

  7. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

  8. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Notes

*Be sure to measure your flour correctly or you may end up with super crumbly dough and dry cookies.
**If using natural peanut butter, it must be VERY well stirred until completely smooth. Natural peanut butter will create a stronger peanut butter flavor.
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Keyword : cookies, easy, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, quick recipes

This recipe was originally published in 2014 and has been updated with recipe improvements and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Jaz — February 9, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I made these, absolutely love them. I upped the peanut butter amount to about 300g based on reviews plus I only had half the amount of choc chips on hand. I actually used a natural peanut butter against your recommendation (mayvers dark roast crunchy) again because it was all I had, and it turned out fine, mixture wasn’t all crumbly. Thought to let you know. Thanks for a great recipe!

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      Emily — February 9, 2022 at 12:12 pm

      So happy your cookies turned out perfectly! Thanks so much for your feedback 🙂

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    Lauryl — January 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Hi again Tessa!
    Yes, I have set you up as a bookmarked site because I have learned to trust that you know what you are talking about! Raving reviews from me about you and your site!

    My question is about cookie sizes and their actual weights. How many grams on average, because cookies have different ingredients I’m sure) would be in a 1, 2 or 3 tablespoon cookie? I’m finding that I am weighing everything these days!


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      Emily — February 2, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Lauryl! Great question! We haven’t experimented with weighing each cookie made in our scoops, but you are correct in that each type of cookie would weigh differently depending on the ingredients used. I did some quick research and found an article you might be interested in: It’s an older article, but it might help with your question!

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    Amy — January 27, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    So Yummy! I would add in more peanut butter next time because it’s a very faint taste of it.

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    Crystal — January 22, 2022 at 6:59 am

    This might be a silly question but can you swap the dark brown sugar for light brown sugar?

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      Emily — January 24, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      There’s no such thing as a silly question, always feel free to ask, that’s what we’re here for! 🙂 We recommend dark brown sugar for these cookies as it not only adds color but also moisture and chewiness (from the molasses) and extra flavor to the recipe, we haven’t actually tried using light brown sugar, so I can’t say for sure how it’d turn out! Let us know how it goes if you give it a try.

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        Ginette — January 25, 2022 at 10:15 am

        I made up a batch of dough with light brown sugar simply because I’m out of dark. It’s in the fridge now marinating. I’ll let you know how they turn out after I bake them later tonight, however I must say I could eat the dough raw after licking the spoon it was so good!

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    Brittany — January 21, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Loved this! However, I did not taste any of the peanut butter. It may be because I used JIF. What are your recommendations?

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      Emily — January 24, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Brittany! We used Skippy for this recipe, though JIF should work ok too! Really any standard commercial brand will work just fine, but make sure to not use any “natural” peanut butters where the oil separates. You should definitely taste the peanut butter, do you weigh your ingredients? If you found the chocolate to overpower the peanut butter, try adding in peanut butter chips in place of/as part of the chocolate chips for added peanut butter flavor. I hope that helps!

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      Amy — January 27, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      I had the same thing happen, next time I’m going to add more PB.

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    Debbie — January 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    My ten year old granddaughter made these cookies this summer and I thought they were the best cookie I had ever had. So naturally I checked out your website and blog. I had never measured my flour before except with a measuring cup, but immediately bought a digital scale and made sure to measure everything in the recipe with it. I have made the bakery style chocolate chip cookies too and they are so good, but mine flattened out. I did chill the dough, but was wondering if being at high altitude (about 6500 ft) would cause them to flatten out. I was hoping they would be more like the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, fat and chewy. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

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      Emily — January 21, 2022 at 10:07 am

      Wow, please thank your granddaughter for making our cookies and sending you our way! So glad you’re enjoying everything! For the Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies, please check out the pink tip box above the recipe for more details on how to bake thick cookies. It’s possible your high altitude could be part of the issue, but neither Tessa or I bake at high altitude, so I can’t say for sure. I’d suggest reading our tips first to make sure you’re doing everything properly, and if you are and they’re still flattening, I’d recommend that you make any adjustments you normally have to make for a recipe to turn out. You can also check out King Arthur Baking’s article here for more help. Please let me know how it goes the next time you make them!

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    Sheliza — January 16, 2022 at 4:19 am

    I tend not to have good luck with cookies but these were phenomenal! The only ingredient I weighed was the flour (which came out to 2 of my dry cup measures, so I added an extra 1/8 cup because I was worried I had too little). Bumped up the peanut butter to 1 full cup (used Kraft smooth), and used dark chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. Let it sit for about 8 hours and baked for 15 mins on parchment lined trays. They’re a little crisp on the outside and super gooey and soft on the inside. I passed them around to neighbours and friends and they all raved!

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      Emily — January 18, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Happy you loved this recipe!

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    Aimee — January 12, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!!!!!!! These are amazing!!!! I made them today and wow!!!!! I do have one question. Would it ruin the cookies if I used crunchy peanut butter? I really like peanuts and I think it would be sooooo good!!!!

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      Emily — January 13, 2022 at 9:51 am

      So glad you love them! We haven’t tried using crunchy peanut butter ourselves, but other readers have with success!

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    Emily — January 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I’m so confused. I followed the directions exactly… But the cookies don’t taste sweet to me. They look beautiful and are the perfect texture/consistency… But taste more like a muffin or biscuit almost. I keep replaying adding the sugar and I can’t seem to find any error I made. Am I just a sugar-aholic? I really want to love these, can I add more sugar without messing up the consistency?

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      Emily — January 10, 2022 at 12:42 pm

      No, these cookies should definitely be loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor! What kind of peanut butter did you use? Did your cookies have more of a baking soda or baking powdery taste to them? Did you weigh your ingredients? I wouldn’t suggest added more sugar as that can definitely alter the outcome of your cookies, but you could try adding in peanut butter chips in place of/as part of the chocolate chips for added peanut butter flavor. I really hope you give this recipe another try, hopefully it was just something small that was missed! Please let me know if you do.

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    Kelly — January 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm


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    Amy — December 29, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    I took the ingredients for these cookies on a ski trip and made them for hungry kids (and adults) after a day in the snow. They were absolutely perfect. I made them a little smaller, so ended up with 36. Now I want everyone else to go to bed so I can enjoy a few more on my own!

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      Emily — December 30, 2021 at 10:13 am

      haha love it! So glad they were such a hit, hope you were able to savor a few last evening! 🙂

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    Bernicewaters — December 28, 2021 at 2:13 am

    These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are better than the kind from the bakery. They have the perfect consistency and a rich flavor that makes you want more. They are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside!

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      Emily — December 28, 2021 at 9:19 am

      So happy you loved them!

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    David — December 24, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    I made these cookies. Wife told me that it is a masterpiece. Kids love it too.

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      Emily — December 27, 2021 at 11:26 am

      Woohoo!! So happy to hear they were a hit with your family!

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    Rachel — December 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Really great recipe! I think the brand of peanut butter I used made mine slightly salty but I don’t hate it!

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      Emily — December 27, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Glad you loved them, Rachel!

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    Helen Tran — December 23, 2021 at 5:46 am

    My coworker bought cookies in and I loved it so much I had to ask for the recipe to make it myself! My question is does it really make a difference if I use aluminum baking tray instead of the dark ones I have? I want to follow the recipe to the T but wondering if anyone used a dark baking sheet and it turned out fine. Otherwise, I’d have to purchase the aluminum one.

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      Emily — December 23, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Hi Helen! So happy to hear how much you love this recipe! Yes, the type of baking pan does matter. Check out this experiment Tessa wrote about showing the difference in baking pans. Dark non-stick pans heat far too aggressively, resulting in overly browned cookies and burnt cookie bottoms. If you must use them, you’ll likely need to reduce the baking time and maybe even drop the temp by 10-15 degrees. I would suggest for your first time making these cookies to (always) use parchment paper, but also reduce the temperature by 10 degrees and watch the baking time, starting to check them around the 9-10 minute mark, taking them out once they’re golden brown. Let me know how it goes!

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    Brittany Rickard — December 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Came out really good!!!! Mine didn’t have much of a peanut butter flavor, if any at all. I wonder if it’s because I used Jif? The store was out of skippy… any recommendation?

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      Emily — December 22, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Hi Brittany! Jif is a name brand, so that shouldn’t have been the issue. Did you chill your dough? Check out Tessa’s tips on chilling your dough in the pink box above the recipe, I think that might help get you the extra flavor you’re looking for. We’ve also had readers switch out some of the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips to add even more peanut butter flavor 🙂 I hope you give this recipe another try!

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    Maegan — December 14, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    These are the BEST peanut butter chocolate chip cookies ever!! I followed the recipe to a T and boy was it worth it! This is now my go-to recipe!!!

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      Emily — December 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Yay! So happy to hear that!

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    Lauren — December 13, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    SO good!! Gave these out to a few people and they absolutely loved them. They have a more subtle PB flavor but it’s perfect in my opinion. Highly recommend.

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      Emily — December 14, 2021 at 9:46 am

      Glad to hear everyone enjoyed them 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

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    Cathy — December 13, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I tried this recipe but was a little disappointed to not see directions how far apart the cookies should be or the proper thickness for the perfect soft cookie…otherwise they were tasty…I little thick, thinking they will spread a little during cooking…which they did not

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    Anna — December 12, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Id l8ve to try your recipe but prefer crispy cookies. If I bake these slightly longer (5mins) with room temp dough, would this work. Also, I usually use 20gr of mixture per cookie. We prefer them smaller. Thanks in advance. Anna

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      Emily — December 13, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Anna! We haven’t tried that, so I can’t say for sure! Please let us know how it goes if you give it a try 🙂

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    Cynthia — December 7, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I made these today, it first time in over 50 years of baking I’ve weighed my flour! They came out delicious and soft. I’m really don’t care much for peanut butter cookies as a rule but I’ll be making these again! Only thing different I did was eyeballed the peanut butter and used my 2 cup measuring cup to the top with chocolate chips… Thanks for a great recipe

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      Emily — December 8, 2021 at 4:39 pm

      So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Cynthia! And congrats on using a digital scale to measure your flour! It is definitely a game changer in the kitchen 🙂

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    Tracy Martinez — December 5, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I love to cook, but am not very good at baking. I followed your recipe exactly as written and had one happy hubby! My only question is how many calories are in these heavenly cookies?

    Thank you!


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      Emily — December 7, 2021 at 10:50 am

      Glad you enjoyed them, Tracy! Here at Handle the Heat, we don’t count calories. We firmly believe that dessert is meant to be an indulgence and should never be punished ❤️️

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      Linda — December 10, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Delicious and easy.

      I actually used natural peanut butter brand Justin and I simply mix really well in the jar before scooping it out. Nothing separated, the cookies were perfect. (I have pictures of the different stages of the dough)

      For me, it yield 30 cookies of a bit less than a quarter of cup.

      Thank you for sharing this recipe
      We love them and will do those same cookies next time it’s time for peanut butter cookies

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    Dee — December 5, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    So I tried to make this recipe yesterday, it was extremely oily to then touch and even left some oil with its moves. after baking, it takes about 5 minutes to cool and the cookie was not chewy but actually a wee bit crumbly. over all it tasted decent with skippy pb and 70% chocolate.

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      Emily — December 9, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Hi Dee! Crumbly cookies can happen if the flour isn’t measured accurately. Please check out our pink tip box above the recipe for more details, I hope that helps!

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    james crilley — December 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I got 5 dozen cookies out of a batch. Probably one of the best Peanut butter chocolate chip recipes.

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    Chuck — December 5, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    I am a 60-year-old man and these are the first cookies I have ever baked in my life. They are noting short of fantastic!

    The first time, I followed the recipe to a T and felt there was too much chocolate chip in them. In fact, after a thorough mixing, about a quarter of the chips were laying all alone at the bottom of the bowl, and I was unsuccessful in mixing them in. I know Tessa professes to hate substitutions but in this case, cutting the chocolate chip portion in half, and then adding 50% of the reduction back in peanut butter chips, not only resulted in fewer wasted chips, but it punched up the peanut butter taste, which I felt was desired even after the excellent first batch.

    My question is about adding a new taste. I was thinking of crushing about 4 ounces of almonds and just adding it to the 24-cookie mix, because I like almond tastes. Then I wondered, maybe I should be subtracting one or more of the other ingredients to accommodate for the almonds? Would love your opinion on this.

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      Emily — December 9, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Wow Chuck, so great to hear how much you love this recipe! I’m glad you were able to find a solution for the extra chocolate chips, do you use a digital scale to measure your ingredients? I wonder if perhaps too much flour was used. I’d be careful adding additional ingredients as you had difficulty mixing in the chips, but you are more than welcome to experiment reducing some of the chocolate chips to include your almonds. Please let us know how it goes if you give it a try 🙂

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        Chuck — December 9, 2021 at 4:24 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply, Emily. I do use a digital scale and measure ingredients down to the gram, so unless I had a brainfart during weighing (), I’m pretty sure I got the mix right. Part of the problem might be that I tried to mix the whole thing by hand the first time! I got a hand mixer for the second batch, so much easier and better results. If I’m being honest, I just think I prefer less chocolate and more peanut butter than the recipe calls for. As for the almonds, I’ll try to remember to let you know how it goes if/when I do try it. Thanks again!

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          Emily — December 10, 2021 at 12:12 pm

          No problem, Chuck! Definitely feel free to use peanut butter chips in place of the chocolate chips 🙂 Can’t wait to hear how these are with almonds!

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    Susan Webster — December 4, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    These may be the best cookies I’ve ever made. Lightly crispy on the outside, moist and tender within. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ange Patty — December 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Made a batch this evening, I added a little extra peanut butter. They are delicious. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’s Perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Cathy — November 24, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Loved these cookies!

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    Shawna — November 22, 2021 at 7:58 am

    These are good cookies & easy to make… I put peanut butter chips in them because my guy is peanut butter freak! Honestly I might add a bit more peanut butter for him in the recipe & try it. Oh, I also did half crunchy and half regular peanut butter in the recipe because crunchy is his favorite. They are really yummy & chewy! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Emily — November 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      So glad you both enjoyed this recipe 🙂

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    Emily Washington — November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    They came out very crumbly and I followed the instructions 🙁

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      Emily — November 22, 2021 at 11:56 am

      I’m sorry to hear that, Emily! Crumbly cookies typically happen due to mis-measured flour. Do you use a digital scale to measure your ingredients? If not, I encourage you to check out the link we list in the pink tip box above the recipe on how to measure your flour correctly. I hope you give this recipe another try!

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    Celeste — November 19, 2021 at 9:06 am

    I don’t have access to unsalted butter. Can I make them with salted butter? And, if so, how should I change the sea salt measurement? Thanks!

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      Emily — November 19, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Celeste! We haven’t tried making these with salted butter, but it should be fine! A general rule is to reduce 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1/2 cup (115g or 1 stick) of butter. I hope that helps!

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    TTortilla — November 13, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    These turned out great. I weighed all ingredients as you suggested and let sit in fridge overnight about 12 hours. Big hit with entire family and plan to make again for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

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      Emily — November 15, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      Wonderful! So happy this was a hit with your family, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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    Amanda H — November 4, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I have been trying to find THAT cookie. You know, the one that your husband LOVES and talks about all the time. The one that you keep going back to over and over again. The one that makes you feel like a bake off competition winner.

    THIS. IS. IT.

    Just perfect. I would not change a thing. My quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie has ended.

    THANK YOU!!!

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      Emily — November 5, 2021 at 9:31 am

      Amazing!!! So happy you found “the one”! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Trish Parker — October 28, 2021 at 11:10 am

    These are the best I have ever made Thank you for sharing

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      Haley Wehner — October 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Wonderful to hear!

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    Becca — October 19, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    These are okay. The batter does not end up crumbly and loose, quite the opposite, it was floppy and oily. I had to bake them an extra two minutes to get them firm. Could barely taste any peanut butter, or any sweetness. They were actually really bland. Quite disappointed.

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      Emily — October 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      I’m sorry to hear of your issues with this recipe, Becca! Did you substitute any ingredients? What kind of peanut butter did you use? Do you weigh your ingredients with a digital scale? I’d love to figure out what went wrong so you can enjoy these cookies the way they’re meant to be!

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    Liza Espin — October 18, 2021 at 8:10 am

    I made these last night and as always were fantastic! Thank you Tessa another family favorite of your recipes

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      Emily — October 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm

      So glad everyone enjoyed them, Liza! Thanks so much for letting us know 🙂

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    Elizabeth Butler — October 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I made these today, and they were PHENOMENAL! This recipe is officially my ONLY chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe I will ever need! Instead of chocolate chips I used 70% dark chocolate bar coarsely chopped, and then added it into the batter last. I let it marinate after for 24 hours to gain more of a rich flavor. OMG… LITERALLY THE MOST DELICIOUS COOKIES EVER! Thank you Tessa!

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      Emily — October 6, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Delicious! I’m sure they look beautiful with the chopped chocolate too! So happy to hear you love this recipe 🙂

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    Tina — October 5, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I tried these today Amy boyfriend loves peanut butter cookies. These did not taste good. I am a professional cake baker and know how to follow a recipe. I found these to be tasteless. The jif recipe tastes much better.. just add the chips

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    Olivia — October 1, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    One bite and I had to leave you a review! I am usually really underwhelmed by peanut butter cookies – the consistency never seems to come out right, but these are FANTASTIC. They have a true cookie texture but a very robust peanut butter flavor, and the chocolate chips are a great add. Thanks!

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      Emily — October 1, 2021 at 3:40 pm

      So happy you loved these cookies, Olivia!

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    Sandra Walker — September 22, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Delicious! Thank you!

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    Robin — September 14, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    These are amazing – like a rich cloud of peanutbutter. I used peanutbutter chips instead of chocolate. Good thing I only baked five cookies and refrigerated the dough – my husband and I ate them all! Great recipe.

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      Emily — September 15, 2021 at 10:39 am

      haha, they are eaten quickly in my household too! Great job “marinating” the rest of your dough! If you haven’t checked it out yet, read Tessa’s tips on chilling and freezing your dough in the pink box above this recipe 🙂 So happy you enjoyed them!

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    Jennifer Gutierrez — September 13, 2021 at 11:57 am

    I made this recipe but I used Gluten Free Flour and they’re so good! I used the King Arthur brand.

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    Andrea — September 13, 2021 at 10:56 am

    This is my third time making them. Thank you! This time I ran out of white flower (doubled) at three cups and used 2 cups of chickpea flour. They’re perfect! They always are. I may have to print this one… Thank you!

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      Emily — September 13, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Glad your substitution worked, thanks for letting us know!

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    Jennifer — September 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Will this recipe still work with Gluten Free Flour?

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      Emily — September 13, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      We haven’t tried that, though quite a few readers have with success 🙂

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      Robin — September 14, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      They were great gluten free – I used Bob’s 1 to 1.

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    Sheilakaye Howard — September 9, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Made this recipe.!! They are wonderful. Making more to night. The Best.

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      Emily — September 10, 2021 at 8:44 am

      Amazing!! So happy to hear you love this recipe!

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    Sara — September 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Super fantastic cookies! Thanks for the amazing recipe. I was able to make half the recipe because I didn’t have enough brown sugar. Came out a bit less than a dozen cookies about 70g each and I also used dark chocolate chips instead. My favorite ones that melt like a dream.

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      Emily — September 7, 2021 at 2:45 pm

      So happy you were able to halve the recipe to fit what ingredients you had at home 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them, thanks for letting us know!

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    Laura — September 4, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    These are amazingly good!!!! I made them today and they were sooo good! Just the way you describe them.. thick, soft, loaded with pb and chocolate flavor! I thought the dough was too buttery/greasy and thought the cookies would spread too much in the oven but they didn’t! They came out perfectly and held their shape. I made them extra big! So I got 16 cookies out of this recipe. Kids are in love!

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      Emily — September 7, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      So happy this recipe was such a hit, love the idea of making them into giant cookies! Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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    Maely Y Puente Terrazas — September 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    This recipe is really good. 10 out of 10.
    I just had to let them a little longer in the oven than recommended.

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      Emily — September 1, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Wonderful! So happy you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Nadia — September 1, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Hi Tess!

    Absolutely in love with your recipes! I just wanted to ask if I can generally freeze your cookie recipes? Would that affect the cookies in any way?

    Thank you!

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      Emily — September 1, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Nadia! Glad to hear you’re enjoyed our recipes! You can absolutely freeze our cookie recipes 🙂 We highly suggest “marinating” (chilling) the dough overnight if recommended in the instructions (don’t skip that step!), and then you can follow this article linked here for How to Freeze Cookie Dough and Bake from Frozen. Hope that helps!

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    Kayla — August 30, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Bottomline: I loved this!!

    These cookies really turned out to be soft, chewy and chunky.

    Here are my takes:
    * The recipe itself is good already with a balanced flavor of peanut & chocolate chips but if you want more peanut flavor, maybe you can adjust the recipe to 1 cup P.B.
    * I didn’t have the chance to chill the dough because I was too excited and hungry to try it.
    * I used a 4cm diameter scooper (equivalent to 2 tbsp.) and baked it for 12 mins.
    * My cookies didn’t flatten so I suggest to press the dough slightly before baking.

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      Kayla — August 30, 2021 at 6:56 am

      * By the way, I made 4 dozens of cookies with the 4cm scooper =)

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      Emily — August 30, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Thanks so much for all of your feedback, Kayla, we appreciate it! So glad you enjoyed these cookies 🙂

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    JP — August 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    I just made these and they are really good. I didn’t refrigerate them before baking because I was in a hurry. They still turned out great. Thank you for this recipe!

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      Emily — August 30, 2021 at 9:35 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, JP!

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    Alisha R Lopez — August 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    My hubby an uncle tore them up… Thx again for a great recipe

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      Emily — August 26, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Happy to hear they were such a hit! Thanks for the comment 🙂

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    Tammy Epperly — August 15, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    These turned out perfect and I did not chill the dough, I baked them immediately. Absolutely delicious!

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    Izzy — August 1, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    BEST peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I’m 13 and I made these cookies, they were AMAZING . I’ll definitely make these again. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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      Emily — August 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      So awesome to hear this, Izzy! Glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

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    Luke Aleo — July 29, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Made it in a hot kitchen and it was so so so greasy. I rolled the cookies and plopped them onto a greased cookie sheet. Convection Bake at 375 for 13 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 2. PERFECT.

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      Emily — July 30, 2021 at 9:51 am

      When working in a hot kitchen, we always suggest refrigerating or “marinating” the dough before baking, which also enhances the texture and flavor of your cookies! Glad they turned out great for you though, even in your hot kitchen! 🙂

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    Mariana — July 27, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Delicious recipe and very easy to make!

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    Kyle — July 26, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Gooey liquid on the inside, hard burnt rock on the outside. I spent hours trying to find out what I did wrong just to end up with a mess and no cookies.

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      Kyle — July 26, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Oh dear god I used powdered sugar and not flour

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        Emily @ Handle the Heat — July 26, 2021 at 3:41 pm

        Oh no, how frustrating! I’m so glad you were able to figure out what happened. Hopefully you try this recipe again, I bet you’ll have much better and tastier results!

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    Norma Cusanek — July 25, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I don’t taste peanut butter at all. Otherwise the cookies are delicious!

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    Sue — July 23, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Purposely made it less sweet– used the 1 cup of brown sugar only, no granulated sugar. Turned out fine.
    Also we followed the directions: flatten and then bake for one sheet, used my standard: bake and then flatten (by banging the pan on the butcher block counter) for another sheet; both were good and I think the bake-then-flatten were prettier.

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      Emily @ Handle the Heat — July 23, 2021 at 9:34 am

      So glad you enjoyed these cookies, Sue!

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    Carol Whitaker — July 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Tessa hit it out of the park! These ARE the best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies….ever! My 2nd time making them and they’re perfect every time. They make up very easy with Tessa’s precise instructions and measurements. If you don’t have a food scale, do yourself a favor and invest in one! You won’t be sorry!

    Thank you Tessa for your labor of love! ❤️

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      Tessa — July 19, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Thank you so much, Carol, for taking the time to write such a sweet review! I absolutely loved hearing how much you enjoy making this recipe 🙂

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