These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are a perfect fun twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie! Just enough peanut butter to make it different yet just enough goodness of a chocolate chip cookie to make it classic!

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yesterday, three of my boys left.  My husband took our oldest and second oldest (Colton and Parker, respectively) to Canada fishing.  This is an annual trip for him, but the first-ever for Parker.  Colton is already a veteran with one year under his belt!

As I mom I am torn when these events come up.  As a wife I get it, a hunter and fisherman is who I married.  I know Chad’s passion lies in the great outdoors and that for him, fishing and hunting is soul-refreshing.  He is a true hunter/gatherer!  His leaving for days and weeks at a time to pursue angling dreams is ok with me. Heck, I love that his passions are so rudimentary in their core.

But as a mom, there is something entirely different going on.

Those are my babies, not being babies.

Those are my sweet angels, learning how to forage and survive in the remote backcountry.

My babies, becoming men.

And I just don’t know if my heart can take it.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!


My tradition for the annual trip is that I make my Monster Cookies.  This is one of Chad’s favorite cookies, and the rest of the guys on the trip always seem to enjoy them too.  But this year I left the baking down to the very last minute (bad mom), as in I literally had 3 hours to get the cookies prepared, baking, cooled, and packaged for the trip.

So I asked them what flavors they wanted.  Chocolate Chip!  Peanut butter!

Ok.  I can do that.

Granted, I will be baking through a blurry haze with all my mommy-hood blubbering, but whatever.

Recipe slightly adapted from bag of Guittard Chocolate Chips.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!


The kids loved the cookies and I hope every time they eat one they are reminded how much mom loves them.  I have plenty to keep me busy while they are gone, with a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old and a very precocious 5-year-old princess-in-training.

But I sure will miss my babies.

So if someone can send me a large shipment of cheap wine and romantic comedies that would be great.  This is going to be a long week!

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!
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classic chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yesterday, three of my boys left. My husband took our oldest and second oldest (Colton and Parker, respectively) to Canada fishing. This is an annual trip for him, but the first ever for Parker. Colton is already a veteran with one year under his belt!


  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c granulated white sugar
  • 1 c 2 sticks butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c peanut butter chips


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees (I set my convection oven to 325) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • Gradually add in flour mixture until just combined.
  • Remove bowl from mixture and fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden.

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Reader Comments

  1. those look delish!! and i can totally vouch for what your feeling….have a high school sr and a freshman and a 7th grader…sooooo not ready for changes like these…so i “fake” being happy for all those milestones that the girls are excited about all the while crying inside…and yes romantic comedies and wine OF ANY KIND…works to ease “some” of the heartache.

  2. i could so devour a whole batch of these cookies right now, they look seriously delicious. you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter together!

  3. These cookies are wonderful. I did add a dollop of peanut butter to the batter. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. My granddaughter loved them and wanted the recipe.

  4. These were REALLY good! As what I had on hand were milk chocolate chips, adjusted the brown sugars (avoiding white) to 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup, doing this twice. Used 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour + 1/2 cup all-purpose. Fam loved the cookies and so did I! Great texture. Slighly longer cooking time: 12-14 mins. It was harder than I thought to find a recipe for a plain cookie with both chocolare chips and peanut butter chips. Thank you!!!

  5. I am getting ready to make these cause they look great but needed to double check on the amount of butter. You say 2 sticks =1 cup of butter. Is this correct. I would hate to misunderstand this.

    1. Hi, S Smith! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, one cup of butter is equivalent to two sticks. Have a great day!

  6. Just finished making these and let me tell you they were gobbled up as I put them on the cooling racks! My husband, who isn’t much of a sweets guts has devoured 4 of them!! I used self raising flour and dropped the soda, powder, and salt. I did use mini Reeces pieces and Hershey’s Special Dark chips and I added a bit of flaket salt at the end. They’re wonderful!!!

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