Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies are seriously the BEST thick and chewy peanut butter cookies, with lots of rich and creamy semi-sweet chocolate chunks! I have been making these peanut butter cookies for almost 25 years. And, we love them because their thick, soft and chewy, and adding big chunks of rich chocolate to the dough definitely takes them up a notch!
Is it me, or is peanut butter and chocolate quite possibly the best combination? Yes, I believe it is!
Look at all that melted chocolate goodness, I just couldn’t wait to take a big bite of one of these cookies. Mmm…it was so delicious!
I’ve had my squeegee measuring cup for years, and it works great with ingredients like; peanut butter, honey, corn syrup and other sticky stuff. It makes measuring these types of ingredients so much easier.
I looked on Amazon, so you could get one, if you’d like, but found the same Pampered Chef squeegee measuring cup (not an affiliate link), and it was almost 1/2 the price of the one on Amazon! Hey, you know I’m always trying to show you the best kitchen products – and at the best prices too.
We bought these cute little measuring cups recently at St. Augustine, Florida, and I love them! But, you can get an adorable set for yourself here, or by clicking the image below. Unfortunately we paid a few dollars more than the ones on Amazon, but they were so cute, I just had to have them!
Make the peanut butter cookie dough. Then with the mixer on low, add the chocolate chunk pieces, saving about 1/4 cup for the tops.
Using a medium cookie scooper, put the dough on an ungreased, nonstick baking sheets about 2″ apart, and place a few chocolate chunks wherever needed.
When I was a baker at Baxter’s restaurant, these Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies were very popular. As a matter of fact, I must have made thousands of them.
Next, bake in a preheated 360 degrees F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops start to crackle and the cookies are light golden on top.
These cookies bake up nice, and puffy and you’ll know they’re done when they start to crack a little on top.
*See note below if you prefer your cookies a little crispier.
Cool on baking sheets for 10-15 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack, or a serving platter. Peanut butter and chocolate is iconic for Easter, you know the whole peanut butter eggs thing. So, these amazing cookies would be the perfect dessert for your Easter celebration!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (we recommend Jif peanut butter)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (11.5 oz) bag chocolate chunk pieces
- Preheat an oven to 360 degrees F. I find this temperature great for most gourmet cookies.
- In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar and salt.
- With the mixer on low, add the eggs and blend until incorporated, then mix on medium speed for a minute, and then on high speed for an additional minute. The mixture should be pale yellow and fluffy.
- Add the first cup of flour, along with the baking powder and baking soda, and mix on low speed. Continuing on low speed, add the remainder of the flour and mix on low until it disappears.
- Then add the chocolate chunks, saving about ¼ cup for the tops, and mix on low again.
- Using a medium cookie scooper, put the dough on an ungreased, nonstick baking sheets about 2" apart.
- Bake in a preheated oven 12-15 minutes, or until the tops start to crackle and the cookies are light golden.
- Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack, or a serving platter.
If you prefer your peanut butter cookies a little crispier, press the dough down about ½ way. This will make the cookies a little thinner and a bit crunchy.
Store in an airtight container. These cookies also freeze well.
Recommended Products for Making Gourmet Cookies:
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- KitchenAid Beater Blade
- KitchenAid Pouring Shield
- AirBake Ultra Nonstick Cookie Sheets
- Baker’s Secret Nonstick Cooling Racks
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