Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

January 15, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by Kate Wood
  • Makes 18
Author Notes

These peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies are loaded with sweet milk chocolate and hunks of oats and peanuts! Chewy, sweet, and salty! —Kate Wood

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces milk or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and the peanut butter until well combined and smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and beat together an additional 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Beat briefly just to combine. In a separate smaller bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat just until combined. Add the chocolate and stir together. Scoop 3 tablespoon sized mounds of dough (I use a large cookie scoop) 2″ apart on the baking sheet. Roll in the chopped peanuts, if desired. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or just until the edges have set and the top is beginning to crack. The center may seem underdone. Allow to cool on a cooling rack prior to eating. Enjoy within 2 days or freeze up to 2 months.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

1 Review

Alyson V. February 3, 2021
This hits the spot without being too buttery, too chocolate-y, too oat-y or too peanut butter-y. In other words, they all meld into a satisfying cookie that comes together quickly and that you can serve right when you need it instead of a day later like some chocolate chip cookie recipes that shall remain nameless. I mean, when the need for peanut butter and chocolate calls, you got to answer it. PS: try a sprinkle of demerara sugar before you put them in the oven.