Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth soft, full of rich, creamy peanut butter and sprinkled with a blend of rich chocolate chips.
- 1 cup real unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 2 cups chunky or creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Stir in peanut butter. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; fold into the peanut butter mixture. Fold in dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls, or use a cookie scoop. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly, criss-crossing with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
Cookies should look dry on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely on a rack.