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These perfectly soft, chewy and a little crumby chocolate chunk peanut butter cookies literally melts in your mouth. Make them in under 20 minutes. | aheadofthyme.com

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These perfectly soft, chewy and a little crumby chocolate chunk peanut butter cookies literally melts in your mouth. Make them in under 20 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup buttersoftened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugarpacked
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks (or chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter granulated sugar, and brown sugar using a hand mixer (or a stand mixer), until soft and creamy. Add in egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until fully combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add these dry ingredients to your large bowl slowly, continuously mixing using your mixer until combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chunks.
  4. Roll the dough into 1 to 2-inch balls and place on an ungreased, parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and create a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or as soon as tops begin to slightly crack. To keep them soft and chewy, be careful to not overbake. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Notes

Equipment used: measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowl, hand mixer (or stand mixer), baking sheet, and wire cooling rack.

The texture: These cookies and soft, chewy and a little crumby and literally melt in your mouth. You need to be careful not to overcook as even baking for an extra 5 minutes will cause the cookies to get dry. They will look a little undercooked at the 8-10 minute mark, but that is okay. The residual heat from the pan and the cookies themselves will continue to bake them.

How to store: Store homemade peanut butter cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. To keep the cookies really soft, place a slice of bread in the container. Yes, it actually works.

How to freeze: Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Leave out in the refrigerator or at room temperature to thaw.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate chunk peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies with chocolate, chewy peanut butter cookies