Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Anyone remember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials?  In them, two unsuspecting souls would be strolling down the street – one eating peanut butter and the other eating a chocolate bar –  and would somehow collide with each other, smushing the peanut butter and chocolate together.  Each would be outraged, but after tasting the resulting chocolate/peanut butter concoction, they would be be smitten and wander off together,  hand in hand, licking their lips.

Take a look.

Yeah, I know. Who the heck walks down the street eating a jar of peanut butter? The Hershey Company, which owns Reese’s must be doing something right, however. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are one of the top selling chocolate bars of all time, generating approximately $398.9 million in revenue last year. That’s a whole lot of peanut butter and chocolate!

The point is that peanut butter and chocolate is a wildly popular and much-loved  combination, not only in candy bars, but in all kinds of sweets.  And, you’d be hard pressed to find a better example than these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

There are tons of peanut butter cookie recipes floating around the web, and many of them are very good.  But, my all time favorite is the one from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook.  The recipe is easy to make and the cookies are divinely soft and chewy. The addition of peanut butter chips (Reese’s, of course) to the dough really amps up the peanut butter flavor.


The original recipe calls for chunky peanut butter.  I like to use the super chunky kind.  Those little peanut bits add a nice texture and extra crunch to the cookies.   Magnolia’s recipe also doesn’t include chocolate chips, but I say – why not?  Adding the chocolate chips just puts these cookies way over the top!  And, what’s not to love about that?


If you’ve never baked your own peanut butter cookies, this is a great recipe to start with. They truly are the best I’ve ever eaten.   I highly recommend having a nice icy cold glass of milk handy when you eat these cookies to help wash down all of that peanut buttery and chocolate goodness.  These cookies are rich, rich, rich!


28 responses to Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  1. On October 25, 2011 at 12:41pm, patsy said...

    I want to make a batch of these now! I have that cookbook, and somehow missed this recipe! Thanks, for sharing and adding your changes!

  2. On October 25, 2011 at 1:09pm, Rosa said...

    They look irresistible indeed! That combo is a real winner.



  3. On October 25, 2011 at 3:02pm, Sprigs of Rosemary said...

    My husband will kiss you for sharing this.

    • On October 25, 2011 at 5:04pm, Susan said...


  4. On October 25, 2011 at 3:30pm, stacie said...

    Wow, these look divine! I wonder if my husband would like them so I don’t end up eating them all when I make them, I couldn’t imagine why not! Thanks for the recipe!

    • On October 25, 2011 at 5:05pm, Susan said...

      That’s my problem! My husband won’t touch them. Fortunately, my daughter is a peanut butter fiend! 😀

  5. On October 25, 2011 at 4:19pm, Farmer Jen said...

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. On October 25, 2011 at 5:03pm, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    I remember those commericals well *gets out rocking chair*. I remember my friends making spoofs of these commericals. “You got your toes in my cheese! You got your cheese in my toes! CHEETOS. Toe Cheese!”

    Reeses were on my favorites list for years, but the quality has gone way downhill lately. The PB is no longer creamy, but this weird powdery substance. Oh well. If they’re not as good, I eat fewer of them.

    I would definitely eat way to many of these cookies though. I have never had a PB/Chocolate cookie I didn’t like. What’s not to like? There are few better combinations thatn PB and chocolate.

    • On October 25, 2011 at 5:07pm, Susan said...

      Drag your rocking chair next to mine, Lol!

      Love the Cheetos analogy! 😀

  7. On October 25, 2011 at 6:58pm, Wendy said...

    Love love love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, its always on my list of ‘must bring backs’ from my trips to USA so can’t wait to try these. I don’t think I have ever seen peanut butter chips here in the UK, would peanut butter do instead?

  8. On October 25, 2011 at 9:22pm, Kevin (Closet Cooking) said...

    THose cookies look so good! Now I need a peanut putter and chocolate fix!

  9. On October 25, 2011 at 11:31pm, ciaochowlinda said...

    I am imagining the flavor fresh out of the oven as gooeyness of the chocolate chips oozes into the peanut butter. have to make these.

  10. On October 26, 2011 at 7:11am, Katrina said...

    These look so fluffy and yummy! Love it!

  11. On October 27, 2011 at 2:35am, Coleens Recipes said...

    I love rolling this kind of cookie in sugar before baking, your photos look delicious!!

  12. On October 27, 2011 at 8:44pm, MaryBeth said...

    The best of both worlds in 1 awesome cookie…I remember that commercial too

  13. On October 28, 2011 at 4:09pm, RonNasty64 said...

    Am I the only who sees the sexual innuendo in that add? And then the pharmacist comes along to offer them protection.

  14. On November 02, 2011 at 11:17pm, Roni said...

    I think this might be the first time I’ve ever commented. I just made these and, although I didn’t have peanut butter chips so had to use all choc. chips, they are outrageous! They kept being eaten as I took them out of the oven. Hopefully dinner will still get cooked and the cook (not me) won’t be too full of cookies to feel like firing up the grill!

    I’m another of the ancients who remembers the old Reese’s ad. Move those rockers over for me. :-)

  15. On November 10, 2011 at 10:04pm, Madhins said...

    They look perfect! I’ll have to try these in the morning.

  16. On March 21, 2012 at 9:58pm, Sue said...

    I have been searching for a “soft, moist peanut butter cookie” recipe for years. So I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur (albeit, self-proclaimed), and these are hands down the best I have ever found. My search is over. Thank you!

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    these were sooo good! defiantly a keeper!

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