Calling all peanut butter fans! Today’s recipe is for lip smacking soft and gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. One of my all-time favourite cookie recipes, these chunky morsels will leave you wanting more with their buttery dough overloaded with melty chocolate chips. Best of all, they are an easy one-bowl recipe!
I have a confession. I only really discovered the wonder of peanut butter in the last year. Not really one for a slice of bread with spread, I liked peanut butter but never had much use for it. However, once I realised that peanut butter was a heavenly match for desserts, I soon scrambled onboard the peanut butter bandwagon. One slice of my Loaded Oreo Peanut Butter Bars or one piece of my Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Cups and you’ll realise what all the peanut butter fuss is about.
The perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of milk, these cookies make the most of the wonderful combo, that is chocolate and peanut butter. I love my cookies soft, with a gooey centre and a buttery crust and plenty of chocolate chips. This recipe has it all. Of course, if you prefer your cookies a little firmer, you can adjust the cooking time accordingly. Do yourself a favour and make these today!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes approximately 14 cookies
115 grams (1 stick or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125 grams (1/2 cup) smooth peanut butter
210 grams (1 and 1/2 cup) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon corn flour or cornstarch
115 grams (3/4 cup) chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy and combined. Beat in the egg and add the vanilla. Stir in the peanut butter. Sift in the flour, baking soda and corn flour and gently mix together until it forms a dough. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, line two baking trays with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (360 F). Roll the dough into good sized balls and place onto the baking trays. Pop into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden brown. Let them sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Pop a few extra chocolate chips on the top while they are still warm. Enjoy!