Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips come together to make the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! This cookie recipe is a timeless classic and will become a family favorite!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 83 kcal
Author Amy- The Idea Room


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon milk add this at the very end just to make dough smooth and creamy
  • 1/2 to 1 cup semi-chocolate chips optional, depending on your preferred chocolate needs


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  4. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
  5. Add milk (from 1/2 Tablespoon to 1 Tablespoon just enough to make the dough moist and creamy. Add chocolate chips and mix till just incorporated.
  6. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Drop cookies by scooping them out of the bowl with a spoon dropping them in small balls onto your greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  10. Makes about 36 cookies.

Recipe Notes

Leave the chocolate chips out if you prefer a traditional peanut butter cookie recipe. Use creamy or chunky peanut butter depending on your taste preferences.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.