Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

by Erin

These chewy cookies are for all the chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there, with a double dose of peanut butter in the dough and the peanut butter chips.

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies 1

Today is a repeat food holiday – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. It first occurred on May 15th and apparently has more than one day in the year. But I was skeptical of the food calendar which I follow and upon googling it seems as though the one on May 15th is actually just “chocolate chip day”. Guess today is the real chocolate chip day, but regardless of which date is the “official” holiday you don’t need an excuse to enjoy some chocolate chips by themselves or even in a cookie. Or in this case peanut butter chips encased by chocolate-peanut butter cookie dough. And yes this is yet another successful creation based on my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies which means they too will rock the socks off of your taste buds, if in fact they wore socks.

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies 2

One year ago: Single Serving Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

Three years ago: Eggplant Veggie Burgers


Makes approximately 3 dozen


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature

2 cups peanut butter chips

Coarse sea salt (optional)


  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, peanut butter, and sugars until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended *. Using a spatula, fold in the peanut butter chips.
  3. Rolls 2 tablespoons of dough into a slightly flattened ball and place on a plate or tray. Sprinkle with sea salt if using. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours, overnight for best results (refrigerate for up to one week).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper); set aside.
  5. Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

* If dough is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk.

Source: Adapted slightly from Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 8, 2014 - 7:08 pm

pshhh who cares-any excuse for cookies ;P

These look completely perfect in every way-love the texture and all the pb flavor!!!

Laurie @ Frosting and a Smile August 8, 2014 - 8:56 am

These look fantastic. Why can’t every day be chocolate chip cookie day? Let’s just declare it the year of the cookie!

Lauren August 7, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Mmmmm…. salt, peanut butter, AND chocolate? Wow. These sound amazing!

Jeff August 6, 2014 - 12:36 pm

So I made them last night, but the dough was a bit dry. I was unable to roll them into balls, so instead I used an ice cream scoop. However while baking they did not spread out at all, so they came out as semi-circles. This did not seem quite right.

spiffycookie August 6, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Jeff, I am sorry it is my fault. I wrote the wrong amount for flour. Should have been 1-3/4 cups not 2 cups. I will fix it now and suggest adding a tablespoon of milk if they are still too dry. I hope they still tasted good!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu August 5, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Oh loving these cookies! I am a sucker for anything chocolate and peanut butter! Mmmmm…

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker August 5, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Oh heavens, these look SO good! I wish you lived closer, and I would’ve traded you a few of my salted caramel cookies for these. YUM! Now I’m totally craving chocolate – off to treat myself to a little something. =)

spiffycookie August 5, 2014 - 3:42 pm

I would gladly swap cookies with you! I should plan a trip to Nashville soon…

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 5, 2014 - 9:53 am

Oh wow these cookies look so incredible girl!! Wow!

Joanne August 5, 2014 - 7:46 am

I will take any excuse to eat double the CCC’s! And even more than that, I want to be eating these chocolate and PB cookies! THe best combo ever.

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet August 5, 2014 - 2:17 am

These look very delicious, yum!

Rachel August 4, 2014 - 8:18 pm

This looks similar to my recipe but I LOVE the extra peanut butter!! Can’t wait to make your version :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic August 4, 2014 - 1:45 pm

I love everything in this recipe. Salted chocolate recipes are the best!


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