How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Hey everyone, it’s Sam from SugarSpunRun.com and today I’ll be showing you how to make peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. I have shared so many different peanut butter cookie recipes over on the blog, from classic peanut butter blossoms to peanut butter stuffed
chocolate cookies, but today’s peanut butter chocolate
chunk cookies might actually be my favorite. They are so soft, and buttery,
and peanut buttery, and then we’re throwing a bunch of chocolate into the
mix. What could be better? This recipe is also very simple so let’s get right to
it. The first thing you’re going to need is
a large bowl. To this bowl, we are going to add 10 tablespoons of softened
unsalted butter. Now, we’ll add 2/3 cup of tightly packed
light or dark brown sugar in with our butter. I love using brown sugar in my
cookies. It really gives them a great flavor, but it also helps make them nice and soft and chewy. Then we’ll add a quarter
cup of granulated sugar. Today we are using 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter.
Now I don’t recommend using a natural peanut butter for this. You don’t want to
use the kind that separates, and has the oil on top. Just use a generic or classic
regular peanut butter. You want to use your spatula make sure we get all of
that in there. You don’t want to leave any of that peanut butter behind. At this
point you are going to need an electric mixer. I’m just using a hand mixer, but
you can always use a stand mixer instead for this recipe, and I’m just going to cream together everything until it’s completely combined. We’ll add one large egg and one large egg yolk into our batter. Now this extra yolk is really important it helps make the cookies soft and tender. As you’ve probably figured out,
I’m all about soft chewy cookies. So keep that yolk in there it’s worth it. We’ll
also add just a half teaspoon of vanilla extract for flavor. Even though we have
plenty of that peanut butter flavor in there already. Guys it already smells so good in my kitchen. We’re just going to stir everything together until it’s creamy and well combined. Our batter is looking pretty good right
about now, so we’re actually going to set this aside, and we’re now going to
need a separate bowl for our dry ingredients. You’ll just need a
medium-sized bowl and we’re going to add one and a half cups of all-purpose flour to this bowl. To the flour we’re going to add one tablespoon of corn starch. Now, if you’re in the UK you’ll know it as corn flour instead. I love using corn starch
in my cookies. It’s another ingredient that helps facilitate soft chewy cookies.
It helps give them some structure without needing to add flour, which can
dry them out. It’s a really great secret ingredient for most of my cookies. We’ll also add 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Give everything a good stir. Once you’ve combined all your dry ingredients, we’re going to bring back our peanut butter mixture from earlier. We’re just going to gradually combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together. You can go back to using your electric mixer if you prefer. I’m just going to use my spatula. If the
dough gets too stiff, I’ll switch back over to my electric mixer. Now I like to
do this gradually in about two, or three, or even four parts, just because it makes
it easier to combine everything. So once our dough is nicely mixed together, and
everything’s combined. We can move on to possibly the most important part of this
whole recipe, and that is the chocolate chunks. You will need 8 ounces of chopped
chocolate for this recipe. You can use milk chocolate, or semi-sweet, whatever
you prefer. I’m actually using 4 chopped Hershey bars. I love that milk chocolate
and peanut butter to go together really well. I’m actually going to reserve just
a little bit of that chocolate, because if you’ve seen in my other cookie
recipes, once they come out of the oven I’m going to nestle a few of them on top
of the cookies. It’s going to help make them look nice and pretty. It’s
optional you can stir it all into the dough, but I’m gonna reserve a little bit. Our cookie dough is going to be really
soft at this point. It’s actually too soft to roll. So it’s going to need to be chilled. We’re going to just cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap. Your peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie dough is going to need to go into the refrigerator for at least 30 to 60 minutes before we can proceed. It can be
chilled overnight if you prefer. If you want to make it a day in advance,
make sure you chill it before you try to roll the dough. Otherwise it’s going to be too sticky and it’ll spread all over your oven and it’ll spread all over your oven so
about 15 minutes before your dough is So about 15 minutes before your dough is finished chilling and you’re ready to bake you’re going to want to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once
your dough is finished chilling, we can go ahead and grab that from the fridge
and we’re ready to scoop it. I’m going to be using a 1 and 1/2 tablespoon size
cookie dough scoop to scoop my dough. I’ll leave a link to this exact one in
the description, but you don’t have to use this. You can just use a spoon that’ll be fine too. Now you could just drop your cookie dough by the spoonful like this onto your baking sheet, but because I like mine to look nice and
round and uniform, I’m just going to lightly roll them between my palms to
make the cookie dough ball nice and round. Our cookie dough is now ready to
bake so we’ll transfer this to our 350 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven where
the cookies will bake for about 12 minutes. Now as soon as these cookies
come out of the oven, remember those chocolate pieces that I
reserved from earlier, if you also reserved any, within one minute of the
cookies coming out of the oven you’re going to want to gently press additional
chocolate pieces on to the top of each cookie. And that is how you make my super
soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. I really think you guys
are gonna love this one. If you try it out please let me know what you think. I
always love hearing from you thank you so much for watching today’s recipe and
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  1. Oh yum! I think these are going to have to go on my to-try list. Thank you so much for the recipe. Love your recipes!

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