Peanut butter and chocolate. Is there a match more made in heaven than this?! I think not! The ultimate combination of sweet and salty and these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are all of that and more. Crispy edges with a soft chewy center, these cookies bake up in a snap with no-chill time required.
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What Peanut Butter Should I Use?
There are so many different kinds of delicious peanut butter. Smooth, creamy, chunky, honey, and all-natural. Each scrumptious in their own right. For this cookie recipe, I went with a smooth peanut butter like Kraft, Jif, or Skippy. It creates an ultra-creamy and rich peanut butter base for this dreamy cookie recipe.
How Do I Bake With Peanut Butter?
The first trick to baking with peanut butter is using it in combination with butter. Too much peanut butter and the cookie will end up dense and heavy. Not enough peanut butter and you’ll lose that peanut butter taste. Using half peanut butter and half butter will strike that perfect balance between the two fat sources in this cookie.
How To Tell When A Peanut Butter Cookie Is Done Baking
Here’s a little insider baking tidbit…did you know that cookies will continue to bake even when they’re out of the oven. Kinda neat, right?! The heat from the cookie sheet will further bake the cookies for a little bit and so in knowing this, you will want to take these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies out of the oven when they look a tad underbaked in the center. This will ensure that you don’t end up with dry overbaked cookies.
How Do I Incorporate Peanut Butter Into A Cookie?
To incorporate the peanut butter into these cookies, you will begin by creaming it together with the butter. First, using a mixer and paddle attachment, mix the butter and peanut on low and then increase the speed to high. Allow this mixture to beat on high for several minutes until it’s light and fluffy.
Now that we are all peanut butter baking savy, I think you’re ready to bake up some delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Made the cookies and love them? Tell me about it. Let me know below if you give them a try or share them with me on social media!
If you’re a chocolate chip cookie fan, you most definitely should try my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Or perhaps you prefer a bit more peanut butter in your life. If so, I highly recommend this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake.Print