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Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

Updated on October 13, 2012
4.9 stars from 9 ratings of Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

I was grocery shopping the other day and I always have to make a stop (ok... several stops) in the baking isle. While stocking up on various chocolate chips a bright orange bag caught my eye. Who is this convict named Chip you ask? Well he is none other than Reese's Peanut Butter Chip! I was so happy to see him I quickly aided in a jail break and drove him away in my get-away cart.

Once home I started on the task of getting P.B. Chip reintroduced into society. First he'll have to get a new wardrobe. He looks absolutely dashing in a chocolate brown. A half cup of cocoa powder should be enough for a complete wardrobe. Second he'll need a place to live. He certainly can't crash on my baking shelf forever! The season's getting cold so it will have to be warm. He's just escaped grocery prison and is strapped for cash so something "cozy." After sleeping on those hard shelves he could use a nice soft bed. After some searching I found the perfect place for him in Cookie City. An adorable little place on the corner of Soft St. and Chewy Ave.

I hope you get to visit him sometime as he loves company. I hear he's still single! ;)

You think Mr. P.B. Chip is a fun guy to be around? Wait until you meet his brother the super sexy Mocha Chip! He's a real charmer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 bag Reese's peanut butter chips

Is your cookie cooked?

Chocolate cookies are harder to tell when they're done and when you want to make sure your cookies are soft and chewy it is important not to over bake. About 7 minutes in turn the oven light on so you can take a peek at the cookies. Notice how the center is very glossy. You want to take the cookies out just when that glossiness disappears. It may even be good to keep just a touch of glossiness. Really Matte cookies means they may already be overcooked and will likely cool to be dry and hard.

Notice in the picture below of the cookies drying on the rack. They have just a touch of glossiness to the centers. These came out perfect and are still amazingly soft and chewy four days later.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350'F
  2. In a large bowl beat butter for about thirty seconds. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy. This should only take a minute.
  3. Add eggs and beat until combined.
  4. Add baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and flour and beat on low to incorporate and then on medium to fully combine.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  6. Use a spoon to drop or form with your hands 1 1/2 inch balls. Place at least an inch apart on cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a 350'F oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Store at room temperature in a zip lock or airtight container for up to a week.
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      Karen Metz 4 years ago from Michigan

      I'm glad he loves company because I am going to make a date with him very soon!!! I will probably dumb him for awhile when I find Mocha Chip, but then I might have to date them both for the holidays! Yummmm......

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      lol thank you SpecialK ^_^ Your comment is wonderful and greatly appreciated!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I saw this chocolate cookie and am drooling over it!! Like your advice on a cookie being "done".

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Dianna! When it comes to cookie making over baking has to be the worst mistake imo ^_^ So happy you liked it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Is there anything in life that's better than peanut butter and chocolate? I think not! Great recipe!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Bill! Wait... what are you doing here on your birthday?? Hmm...? If I could I'd make these for you ^_^ Happy Birthday!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      This ain't fair. I was contemplating a salad and a lean meal with no desserts... and you do this to me. You had me at 'chewy'. The pic itself is delicious. The recipe to your usual standards. Yum. voted up and tweeted.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh Sasha, I think I just dies and went to heaven. Yet another recipe from you that I have pinned and need to try like yesterday. Thank you so much for sharing and your tip on to tell if they are done or not with the glossiness is great. Have voted and shared all over too!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Sasha for the virtual cookie treat. Calorie-free, they were perfection!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Let me give you my address...

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      nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      These look delicious and seem easy and straightforward to make. Great job. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I love peanut butter so I guess I'm ready to try out this wonderful chewy cookie recipe. Thanks for the tip telling when to exactly take the cookies out of the oven.

      Voted up, useful and awesome. Sharing the recipe here and on FB and pinning too.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Reeses wow, that has to be good! Can't wait to try this. Thank you.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Docmo for all the support ^_^ No dessert? Thats unacceptable! ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Janine! I just love your comments and support ^_^ I'm sure these would last as long in your house as they do mine... just long enough for them to cool, lol.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Sunshine, I'm so happy to have treated you ^_^ Thank you for stopping in!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Mhatter, I set a side a few for you... but then the infant ate them... maybe next time ^_^ Thanks for stopping by!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Nanderson, Thank you for your great comment and votes! If you make them, Enjoy!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Rajan, Thank you so much my friend for all your fantastic support! I appreciate it very much. A peanut butter lover like you should love these... Enjoy my friend ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Jackie, Thank you for your lovely comment ^_^ I hope you enjoy!

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      Another great recipe to add to my list and hips! Looks sinfully good :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Oh, my. I just want to reach in and take one. These are making my mouth water. Two of my favorite food groups: chocolate and peanut butter--what's not to love.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a great recipe! I wish we could get pb chips here, but we could still have the chocolate cookies. I appreciate the tip on how to tell if chocolate cookies are done. I love your cute intro paragraph. Thanks so much!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is yet another recipe that looks very delicious, Sasha! Chocolate and peanut butter make a wonderful flavor combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe, and thank you very much for telling us when it's time to remove soft chocolate cookies from the oven. This is useful information!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi mama k!

      When I saw the title in my emails ( never mind the DROOL worthy pic!) I knew I had to go at haste to your hub!

      Too delicious and tempting not to try! Yummmmmm, I am in need of some soft, chewy, peanut butter chip, chocolate cookies NOW!

      Great intro, had me in stitches, love the pics to go with the step by step guide . . .definitely trying these - VU, more, sharing and pinned

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipe and the advice how to make delcious cookies.

      Voted up and more. I will pin it too! :-)

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      Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love peanut butter and I love reese but don't know how to bake cookies or no time at all to try wish you are also my neighbor..

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      My mother used to make the best molasses cookies with date filling. I haven't had homemade cookies in years...

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      wow and wow and wow! If only I could make someone as yummy as this one!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I almost ate the computer when I saw the photos. My husband is a peanut butter maniac, So I guess I will have to get the cookie sheet out and try these. As always a great hub and well written.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Tasty and yummy recipe, this makes my mouth water. Voted up.

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      Chen 4 years ago

      My mouth is watering; these look incredible. I'm printing the recipe as I type this. What a great recipe, thanks for sharing! VU!

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Love both these ingredients, so lovely to be inspired by your cooking. 5* and Up, interesting and useful (in lieu of a delicious button)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      I agree, this is not fair. No warning, just put this out there and tempt us without telling us to be prepared to have peanut butter chips in the house when you publish your next hub. The nerve! Of course, it takes nerve to make a jail break so I guess you get a pass.

      Oh yes, thanks for posting your fab looking recipe. :) Thanks for tip on baking with chocolate--it can be tricksy if you aren't careful.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I have all the ingredients in my kitchen cupboard except peanut butter chip chocolates. I have to look for these chips in the shops. I hope I can find one. You make me crave for this, mamakim. Voted up and shared.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am fond of soft & chewy cookies. This cute hub of yours made me forget my weight and want to try it. Your hub is packed with an entertaining intro, detailed instructions, handy tips and above all, drool-worthy first+last photos! Rated your tasty recipe 5 stars! Way to go!

      P.S. Good to see you after quite a long time.

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      You just had to write an awesome recipe hub for someone with a bad sweet tooth, LOL. Thanks for sharing this Sasha; I'm definitely gonna make this on Sunday!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Europewalker, Thank you ^_^ I hope you enjoy!

      pstraubie, Thank you so much ^_^ there is certainly something special about chocolate and peanut butter... especially when pared

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Vespa, Oh no... no pb chips :( Thank you so much for you wonderful comment ^_^ I alwasy love hearing from you!

      Alicia, Thank you! I'm so happy you liked and found it useful ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Suzie, Thank you so much for your fantastic comment ^_^ I appreciate all your support!

      Meldz, Your comment, votes and pin are appreciated ^_^ thank you!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Maria, Oh If only there was instant package mail over the internet... lol I would make goodies for so many of my wonderful hub-friends ^_^ Thank you for commenting!

      Aviannovice, You mom's cookies sound amazing! Please let me know if you write a hub on them.... oh and homemade cookies need to be made at least monthly for good "health" ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      unknown spy, Thank you! ^_^ I'm sure you could make these!

      carol, Thank you so much ^_^ I hope you and your husband enjoy!!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Vellur, thank you for the nice comment and vote ^_^

      Shai77, Hello Chen! Nice to make a new hub-friend ^_^ I'm so happy you like the recipe and hope you enjoy.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Shelly, Oh HP needs a delicious button!! ^_^ Thank you so much for the wonderful support!

      Roberta! You crack me up ^_^ Thank your for your fabulous comment!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thelma, So sorry to spark a craving ^_^ I hope you can find the peanut butter chips! It seems I may have to figure out a recipe to make them to help those that can't go out and buy them.... might just be an upcoming hub ^_^ Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and support ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Ishwaryaa, My goodness if that isn't the nicest comment ^_^ I'm so flattered, thank you. and I'm glad to be back! ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Keith, Thank you!! I bet these will go in a heartbeat in your house ^_^ I hope you enjoy!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      A great recipe and my wife is going to try, thnks

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Kim, I loved your humor in this! Kinda like a sweet little bonus with an awesome recipe! :) Great job! Shared!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I knew there was a reason I put the Reese's peanut butter chips in my basket the other day. Will make these over the weekend. Yum!

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Love it! Pass the plate please... Pinning!

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      Troyangeluk 4 years ago from UK

      these look delicious, so glad I fount this hub Im going to try and make them :)

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you girishpuri, I hope you and your wife enjoy ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      TT, That means so much coming from the queen of humor ^_^ thank you for your wonderful support ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Susan, Your psychic! ^_^ I hope your cookies came out wonderfully and thank you for the comment ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Anamika ^_^ Enjoy!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Who could not love chocolate and peanut butter cookies?? These look so good.. Thank you for sharing...I will be waiting for my box of them to arrive via snail mail...thank you thank you... Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Troyangeluk! I hope you enjoy!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Pstraubie, Thank you ^_^ you are so sweet! I haven't met anyone yet who didn't snatch one right off the plate ^_^

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow...the next time I make cookies to have on hand or give away as gifts, these will be perfect. Peanut butter and chocolate is what made Reese's famous. Great combination! Love the humor you used in this hub as well as your good sounding recipe. Gave it 5 stars, up, useful and funny votes and will share.

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      ftclick 4 years ago

      looks awfully good. I hope I can pass it up in the store on my next visit. I already have some holiday weight to lose.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      it looks delicious,think its time for me to try it out :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love this cookie. It sound delicious. As usual, I'll share with my mom. Thanks for writing the recipe. Voted up!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Peggy, Oh my, your comment and support are so nice, thank you! ^_^ I gave some away around xmas and they really did make a good gift since they keep soft if packaged well.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Good luck Ftclick ^_^ They're awfully handsome! Thanks for the comment!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      mr-veg, Thank you!! I hope you enjoy!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Prasetio! I hope you and your mother enjoy these ^_^

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