Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies … my GO TO recipe

Good Friday morning afternoon (I’ll explain later)!  Are you looking forward to the weekend … big plans or a little R & R?  No matter what we have planned … my hubby (aka The Peanut Butter Man) always requests homemade cookies … maybe we should change his name to Peanut Butter Cookie Monster!  Today I’m sharing his favorite … Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies … my GO TO recipe!

My Go To Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - SweetSimpleStuff




















This cookie is soft and chewy, easy to make, not too peanut buttery, has milk chocolate chips … well, we think it’s just perfect!  If you like peanut butter and milk chocolate … you’ll love them too!

I found this recipe years ago (maybe pre internet days) on the back of a bag of Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips … haven’t made any changes.  I’ll just share the way we make ’em 😉

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies … my GO TO recipe

  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + a little extra for dipping
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 11.5 ounce bag milk chocolate chips (1-3/4 to 2 cups)
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl – beat butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Beat in egg.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda.  Gradually beat flour mixture into wet mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie scoop (or melon baller) to drop dough on prepared baking sheets.  Press dough down slightly with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still soft.  Let stand for 4 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cookies - SweetSimpleStuff

So … I started writing this in the morning with the best of intentions of getting it finished in the morning.  To make a long story short … had to stop and run to a doctor appointment … car wouldn’t start … had to borrow Son #2’s car … was late to doctor … they had to “fit me in” … have a pinched nerve in neck … went home and car still wouldn’t start … jumped it and drove to dealer … now I’m sitting and waiting … thank goodness for internet available at car dealers’ waiting rooms 🙂

The Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies - SweetSimpleStuff

TOMORROW … I’ll show how I dressed these cookies up for Valentine’s Day!

What flavor is your “go to” cookie?


2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies … my GO TO recipe

  1. I think these have got to be my favorite type of cookie; close behind being, a good sugar cookie.
    I like dipping one end of my cookie in melted chocolate for that little extra Milk chocolate flavor…. Yum Yum.
    Enjoy your weekend.


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