Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are the perfect blend of sweet and salty! 

Yesterday I had a dentist appointment. Can I just say “GAG!!” Ugh, the dentist is so not my favorite place! Before I had kids I had had 1 cavity, since having them I’ve had a couple at each visit. Yesterday was no different…except I set a new record (should I be proud or balling my eyes out??) The number of cavities I had(/still have) is totally disturbing. I will tell you this, my 2 1/2 year old cannot count that high!  Why do I think having kids has something to do with it? Well, 1) I threw up all 9 months when I was pregnant with both of my kids. 2) I have been nursing now for 30 months straight now (well 28 actually) (didn’t you guys want to know that?!?) So with the acid and vitamin depletion I’m sure this is why I have stinkin’ cavities…yes, I’m a self diagnosing doctor. (for the record I brush 3-4x/daily and floss better than some, worse than others).

Anyway, so after such exciting news I figured I needed a pick-me-up and got to work looking for a new cookie recipe (a very healthy habit of mine, thank you). On one of my favorite sites For The Love of Cooking, Pam had posted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies a few years ago. Of course I wanted to try these the minute I found them. The kiddos and I got to work promptly…and I think you should too.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Heat oven to 375 degrees

In a large mixing bowl cream together 1 stick butter, 1/4c sugar, 1/4c brown sugar, 1/2tsp vanilla
Add in 1/2c of your favorite peanut butter (I used almond butter instead)
Add in 1 egg and mix until nice and fluffy
“Faster cookies, faster! Mommy me eat dough!” ~it is totally optional to keep going forward with the recipe at this point. This dough-y mixture is out of this world. It takes a lot of will power not to lick the bowl clean at this point~ 🙂
If you can pull it together and move forward with the recipe…combine 1 1/4c flour, 1/2tsp baking soda, 1/2tsp baking powder, 1/4tsp salt. Mix well
Slowly add to dough mixture and incorporate
“Oh you need this spatula mom?”
“Try and get it…”
“Hahaha mom! You’re not quick enough to get it from me!”
Grab a different spatula 🙂 and mix in 1c semi sweet chocolate chips (I added probably closer to 1 1/2c and I used milk chocolate instead)
Best part of making cookies
Drop spoon sized cookies on a greased sheet and flatten with a fork
Like so and bake for 10-11 minutes…don’t overcook them
The girls wanted in on some too…hmmm I’ll pretend I didn’t see this. (disclaimer: 1) my child has a ridiculous amount of clothes, however, she prefers to wear pajamas when at home no matter what time of day it is. 2) yes these are probably boy PJs…but she liked the moose on them. What’s a pushover mom to do?


Delicious!! Enjoy with a big glass of cold milk!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Stephanie – Gathered In The
Recipe from For The Love of
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large mixer, cream butter, peanut putter, sugars and vanilla. Add the egg and mix until light & fluffy. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt – mix thoroughly. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, stirring continuously. Add chocolate chips and combine. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on the baking sheet and press the center of the cookie with a fork. Bake for 10-11 minutes.




*Little Sparrow

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