Double Chip Peanut Butter Cookies


Get ready to take peanut butter cookies to a whole new level by adding milk chocolate and peanut butter chips. Peanut butter and chocolate has always been my favorite of all flavor combinations, so I knew these cookies wouldn’t disappoint. These babies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, just the way a perfect cookie should be.

Lately I have been craving peanut butter like nobody’s business and instead of spooning right out of the jar I figured I would make some cookies that I have had my eye on for a while. I am really kicking myself for not making these earlier, they are “hide them from the family” good! I used smooth peanut butter for these cookies, but crunchy peanut butter will work just as well.

Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of these, I promise they won’t last long!

Double Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: about 44 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky (I used smooth)
3/4 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chip

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt; Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add 3/4 cup sugar and brown sugar and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Place remaining tablespoon of sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball, roll the ball in the sugar and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart. Using a fork, lightly indent with a criss-cross pattern, but do not overly flatten the cookies.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not. Cool cookies for 1 minute on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Smitten Kitchen, originally adapted from Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

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20 Responses to “Double Chip Peanut Butter Cookies”

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    Elisabeth — January 25, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    This is so timely! My daughter was begging me to buy peanut butter chips last night, along with the chocolate chips! I didn’t get them, but maybe I’ll go back and get them and make these for her for her birthday.

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    IamSimplyTia — January 25, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Did you know yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day? Yes mam! These sure would have been perfect to celebrate the day….. but I’m sure they’ll be good any day of the year. They look delicious!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 25, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Why am I not eating these now?

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    juniakk @ mis pensamientos — January 25, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    pb and choc are my fav. this is my type of cookie! :D

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    Erin — January 25, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    These are definitely the kind of cookies I crave!

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    Marcee — January 25, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Hmmm ….. ohmy. Hey Christina ….. can I just give you a few dollars for a couple of em?

    Falling asleep at this pc. Need a pick-me-up. Something.

    Even though I love baking …. not sure what I would do with an entire recipe. Even 1/2 of one.

    Going to remember this post though.

    Thanks!

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    thekalechronicles — January 25, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Why aren’t these in my kitchen? Oh, yeah — I have to make them.

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    cravesadventure — January 25, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    I will take a cookie, but just leave the bag of chips to snack on – ha! Thanks for sharing and making me want a cookie:)

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — January 25, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, and yum.

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    livingth3sw33tlife — January 25, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Now, you’re talking my language!! I am a peanut butter fanatic – - I MUST give this recipe a try. Just when you think peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better – - you’ve taken it to the next level :) I can’t wait to taste these.

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    Jessica — January 25, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Hip Pea and commented:
    Chocolate chips. Peanut butter. Together in a scrumptious cookie. Someone make me some!

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    ChgoJohn — January 26, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies are so good and they’re a favorite of mine. i cannot wait to give these a try. Thanks!

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    Bluejellybeans — January 26, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Dear Christina, these absolutely irresistible. I’ll try to find me some peanut butter chips…
    Have a nice day :)

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    Byn — January 26, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    i’ve made this recipe a few times and i would say they are the best peanut butter cookies i’ve ever had! chewy and soft, not crispy and crunchy, which is what i love. i’ve also used dark chocolate instead of milk and it’s just as delicious!

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    Chris — January 26, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    And I was just looking at that bag of peanut butter/milk chocolate chips languishing in the pantry! I give this 24 hours MAX! Bye-bye chips!

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    tinas yummies — January 26, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    I can’t wait to make these!!! And eat them!!!!! :) :) :)

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    theynevertoldus — February 3, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    These look amazing, and I now have purchased all the ingredients to make them… just one problem. I do not have a stand mixer – just a hand-held one (the result of having too little storage space for several years), so I don’t have a paddle attachement. Will the hand mixer work as well? Or is there anything I should do differently so that the texture will still be right?

    Thank you for any help you can offer!! I am soooo new to baking, but these cookies have inspired me to try! :)

    • Christina replied: — February 4th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

      A hand mixer will work! Just make sure you beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Let me know how they turn out for you! :)

      • theynevertoldus replied: — March 9th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

        Well, they were very tasty! I do wonder if I fluffed the butter a bit too much with my hand mixer because they were lighter in texture than I am used to – I expected them to be a bit more moist and dense. Are they normally pretty light in texture?

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