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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

There is no such thing as too much peanut butter, right!?

These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are packed with peanut butter chocolate chips, salted caramel peanuts and loads of Reese’s peanut butter cup chunks. These cookies start out by using my famous Best Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, seriously it’s the best chocolate chip cookie recipe…I mean look how BIG these cookies are!

So go to your kitchen, and make these cookies. Then grab a big glass of milk and enjoy one of the BEST COOKIES EVER! ♥

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

 DON’T OVERMIX: With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX  the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.

 REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS: To easily chop the peanut butter cups, freeze them in their wrappers for 30-60 minutes. Then unwrap and coarsely chop the frozen peanut butter cups.

SCOOPING THE COOKIE DOUGH:  I always use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop, each cookie dough ball has “2 scoops” of cookie dough, meaning that each cookie dough ball is 2 Tablespoons in size. In my opinion, this is the perfect sized cookie. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can use an ice cream scooper but you will only need 1 ice cream scoop of cookie dough.

And to make it super easier for you to learn how to scoop the perfect cookie, I created a step-by-step guide on How To Scoop The Perfect Cookie 

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES:

CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 15 Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14-15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup salted caramel peanuts
  • 3/4 cup (about 14) mini peanut butter cups, chopped
  • additional chocolate chips and chopped peanut butter cups, for topping

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 370F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.

STEP 3: Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 5: Using a spatula, stir in chocolate chips, peanuts, and peanut butter cups until combined.

STEP 6: Using a cookie scoop/ice cream scooper, scoop dough into balls about 2 Tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking sheet.

STEP 7: Bake for 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet clockwise and bake for additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

STEP 8: Immediately after taking cookies out of the oven, place additional chocolate chips and peanut butter cups on top of cookies, let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack.

NOTES:

* STORE: Cookies will stay fresh for up to 7 days in an airtight container, stored at room temperature.

* FREEZING: Roll the dough into balls and place them in an airtight container. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 2 months. To bake, place frozen cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes.

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

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5 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Janet — March 2, 2016 at 8:17 am

    These cookies look great! Just wondered where you buy the salted caramel peanuts & the peanut butter chocolate chips? Have never noticed these in my grocery stores. And what brand are they? Thank you!

    • Jenn — March 7th, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

      I bought the peanuts and the peanut butter chocolate chips at Walmart! 🙂

  2. best christmas gifts 2015 for her — October 17, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I love Chocolate. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats — October 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!!! All my favorite flavors smushed into a cookie!

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — October 15, 2015 at 11:27 am

    These look fabulous- I especially love those salted caramel peanuts! 🙂 Pinned!

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