Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Time for a cookie recipe!  This is my husband’s favorite cookie recipe (judging from the dozen plus I’ve eaten in the last couple of days, I must be pretty fond of these cookies too 😉 )  A few years ago I experimented with a recipe for Chocolate, White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies in a Sesquicentennial Cookbook I got at the celebration in Algona, IA in 2004 (I lived in Algona until I was 3 and have family all around that area).  I use the chocolate cookie base of the recipe and add chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips instead of the white chips and macadamia nuts the original recipe calls for, thus creating our household’s favorite cookie!  The chunks of chocolate melt into the cookie and create a moist center that is speckled with peanut butter chips to create the perfect flavor combo!  Chocolate and peanut butter…could there BE a better combination?!

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Chip Cookies        Print Recipe Here

Makes 86 cookies

Ingredients

2 cups unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 oz semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
1 (12oz) package peanut butter chips
5 1/2 cups flour

Directions

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add eggs to creamed mixture and mix well.  Add vanilla.  Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to mixture; mix well.  Add cocoa and salt; mix well.  Add chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips; mix well.  Add flour; mix well.  Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie.  Allow to cool about a minute on baking sheet before removing.  Enjoy warm or at room temp!

Add butter and sugars to a mixing bowl

and cream together.

Add eggs

and mix well.

Add vanilla

and mix well.

Put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a small bowl.

Add 2 teaspoons of water

Dissolve and pour into batter.

Mix well.

Add cocoa powder and salt

Mix well.

Chop up a couple of semi-sweet chocolate baking squares.

I do a pretty rough chop because I like finding chunks of the chocolate in my cookies!

Add the chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips to the batter.

Mix well.

Add 5 1/2 cups of flour.

Mix well. The dough is very thick!

I like using a small scoop to form uniform sized cookies. This is a one inch scoop.

Place the cookie dough drops on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.

After 12 minutes in the oven, they are ready!

Gooey chocolate awaits you beneath those cracks!

Mmmmmmmmmm!

Dunk!

Milk soaked cookie

And bite!

Remnants of a cookie monster…

Hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do!!

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