Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup creamy (Do not use freshly ground.  I recommend JIF)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli Millk Chocolate Chips (they come in a silver and blue bag)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter, peanut butter and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Beat in both sugars. Scrape down sides of bowl. Stir half of dry ingredients into mixture. Add eggs 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Mix in remaining dry ingredients.

For each cookie, roll 1 heaping tablespoonful of dough into 1-2 inch ball. Arrange dough balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using back of fork, flatten dough balls and form crosshatch design on tops. Bake cookies until dry on top and golden brown on bottom, about 14 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheets 5 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer cookies to racks and cool completely.


  1. Hi Jill, I made these cookies last night and now they are almost all gone! Mmmmm....so tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I'm so glad they turned out! Thanks for letting me know. They are one of my favorite cookies, and I'm not a big peanut butter fan. ;) I hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by the blog!

  3. Hi Jill! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm loving yours, as well!!! I couldn't agree with you more...I love cooking but not the amount of time it takes sometimes! I'm having a blast looking around at all your recipes! Can't wait to try some of them out!! :-)

    Lianne@ a content housewife

  4. Thanks Lianne! I'm glad you "get" where I'm coming from. Thanks for the follow, and I'm excited to be following your blog!