Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rate this recipe 
5
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Servings 
4 dozen

As much as I love classic choc-chip cookies, these gorgeous treats are a notch up on my 'awesome cookies' scale!  Something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the form of chewy cruchy delicious cookies, had with a glass of milk or a cup of tea makes everything seem better!

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups
plain all purpose flour (300 gm)
1 tsp.
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp.
salt
- skip this if using salted butter
1 cup
butter (225gm)
- salted or unsalted
1 cup
peanut butter (250gm)
- I prefer chunky but even smooth is fine
1 cup
light brown sugar (200gm)
1/2 cup
white sugar (100gm)
1 cup
chocolate chips or any chopped up plain chocolate (180gm)
2
eggs
2 tsp.
vanilla essence
Instructions 

Sieve the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a big bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, brown and white sugars until light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the vanilla and beat again.

Next stir the flour ingredients into the batter.  Finally add the chocolate chips and mix.

Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.  This makes the dough easier to handle and shape.

Preheat the oven to 180C.  Shape the dough into balls about 1 inch or so.  Place these balls on cookie sheets, leaving a wide area around each cookie.  Now, flatten each ball using a lightly floured fork in a criss cross pattern.  I prefer using my potato masher, it gives a pretty pattern too.  The edges may crack but that's okay, only adds to the rustic 'home-made' charm of these cute little cookies and will make them extra crunchy.

Bake for around 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake as cookies tend to crispen up as they cool.  Remove them from the cookie sheets and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container to preserve the crispiness.

Enjoy!  :)


Comments

hi fauzia. jus to bring ur attanetion. u havent provided the measument for brown sugar...

admin_2's picture

Hi, thank you so much! Fixed. :)

ramkrishna chandra's picture

ur awesome and thank u for all these,everything is detailed and also with pics.

sabafatima's picture

Hi ... can you please tell me ..can I refigerate the cookie mix over night !

admin_2's picture

Hi, yes you can.

ikhlas's picture

Can i freaze the cookie dough n use it weneva i wanted? How long can it freaze?

admin_2's picture

Yes you can. Freeze t for up to a month.

ikhlas's picture

Awsome recipe my husband looovvved...jazaakallah

Aoa Fauzia,if we freeze the dough,how to defrost it?

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, get it out of the freezer and let it defrost overnight in the fridge. Then set it out on the counter until it comes to room temperature or close to room temp and use as needed. :)

hi for the first time i wana try this..m not a good cook..have never baked any thing at home.but i wana try this..pls could you tell me what is cookie sheet..Also how long i need to preheat if m doing it in cooking range..pls give me the correct timing..TIA

admin_2's picture

Hi, A cookie sheet is a baking sheet that is flat, used for baking cookies and such. You need to preheat until the oven has reached the desired temperature, there is normally an indicator on the oven that shows you once your oven is at the right temperature.

hello why my query is neither answered nor posted here?

admin_2's picture

The posts only come through AFTER I have approved them and responded. I was not online for a couple of days and have just responded. :)

AOA sis
I wanna knw that is there any replacement for brown sugar?
I wanna make these cookies without brown sugar
do Please let me knw what to use instead of that
Thanks a tone

admin_2's picture

You can use regular sugar.

hello fauzia!! can i use baking powder only? if i dont hv baking soda avilable at home.

admin_2's picture

Hi, the baking soda helps the cookies have a slight chewy texture, you can leave it out but am not sure how the results will be.

I only have the ground peanut butter,Can i use this as a substitute for chunky peanut butter!Jzk:)

admin_2's picture

Yes you can.

salam!!Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!!I made it and it turned extremely perfect!!And yeah i must agree your just Awesome:)

Can I use self raising flour and unsweetened peanut butter?

admin_2's picture

SR flour will contain too much baking powder, more than what is needed for this recipe. Yes you can use unsweetened peanut butter.

Hi can i skip the chocolate chips it will be fine

admin_2's picture

Hi, yes that is fine.

Hi what kind of peanut butter u mentioned hear we have only tow brands Kraft and Highway

admin_2's picture

Hi, any that you prefer.

Hi. Slam
Great recips.i try most of them and they are awsome.

Can i use home made butter/makhan or ghee in cokie dough??plz answer me

admin_2's picture

I have never worked with home made butter/ghee so am not sure how the results would be.

Can every butter recipe be replaced with margarine?

admin_2's picture

Many can, although the flavour will not be the same as when you use butter or at least a combination of margarine and butter.