The best soft and thick Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies.
Hey friends! Melanie here again from Garnish & Glaze. So I’m pretty sure that the best combination of flavors is chocolate and peanut butter. A match made in heaven! Gosh I sure hope there is chocolate and peanut butter in heaven… and that they are zero calorie.
I made these the other day right before I left town. I forced myself to leave most of them behind for my husband to share with his friends at school. My husband texted me after sharing them with his buddies and said “they LOVED the cookies!” Yeah, all caps. I have to agree with them and was a bit jealous they got to eat them all up.
Okay, so let’s get down to why these cookies are so good. 1) They are thick. I adapted them from my Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies which stay extra thick. 2) They are soft because they are thick so they stay soft in the middle. 3) They are loaded with chocolate chips. One of the worst things is to get a cookie with only 3 chocolate chips. To be a chocolate chip cookie it needs at least 7 chocolate chips per cookie.
These are delicious both in taste and texture, they’re gorgeous (love the cracks and rustic look), and they are super easy and fast to make (no refrigeration required!). Are you sold yet???
- ⅔ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1⅓ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- I the bowl of a standing mixer, cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until combined. Then mix in the milk.
- Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto a cookie sheet 2 inches apart (I fit 12 per 17x10 inch cookie sheet). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove onto a cooling rack.