Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A peanut butter lover’s dream! Peanut butter cookies, stuffed with peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter cups make these babies truly ULTIMATE!

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a love/hate relationship with peanut butter.

Basically, I hate that I love it so much. It’s my go to after the gym when I don’t have a post-workout snack ready, since it’s packed full of protein. It’s also heavy on fat content (even though it’s healthy fat!), which is where the hate comes in, because there are days I could sit down with a spoon and a jar and go to town with no hesitation.

I digress. For that reason, aside from my post-gym snack or a lazy weekday lunch, I usually save it for desserts like these Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m a creamy peanut butter kinda girl.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a nice crunchy version every once in a while, especially on a sandwich with blackberry jam. There’s just something about a spoonful of the smooth, thick, rich, creamy stuff that just hits the spot for me.

That said, these cookies are delicious with either variety. You could even throw the honey roasted kind in them, if you’re feeling a little crazy.

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

They are literally stuffed to capacity with peanuts and even more chocolate.

There’s only so many add-ins you can put in a cookie before it can no longer hold it’s shape, and I really pushed the limits with these babies. They have just the right amount of delicious gooey-crunchy-chewiness to satisfy every peanut butter lover in your life!

That is, if you decide to share them.

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (heaping) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Minis, halved


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream brown sugar and butter on medium speed until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Add egg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract, and continue to beat another 3-4 minutes, until mixture is fluffy.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed butter on low speed. Mix only until just incorporated.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and Reese's Minis with a spoon or spatula, stirring only until evenly distributed.
  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 2 hours, or freeze 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  7. Using a cookie scoop, scoop tall mounds of dough on to the baking sheets, taller than they are wide.
  8. Lightly press down on each cookie before baking for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

 Do you like your peanut butter creamy or crunchy?

Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Erica has baking in her blood. Raised by her homemaker Great-Grandmother, she was brought up in the kitchen, learning little hints and tricks that led her to her current bakery manager career. A native Floridian, she loves to enjoy everything her home state has to offer, especially when it comes to food. She often collaborates with her husband on recipes, and every once in a while, her dog, Vader, gets the scraps! Her blog, The Crumby Cupcake, is fairly new, but she is trying to carve out her little corner of the internet with her originality, creativity, humor, and beautiful food photography. Throughout her adventures, she hopes to inspire others to create delicious food and live happy lives by sharing her joy, both in the kitchen and out.

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  1. Erica, these look AMAZING! I love peanut butter and chocolate together but these are out of this world! I can’t wait to try them. Great post!

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