Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 cookies (4 dozen)


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies use chocolate chunks rather than smaller morsels in this delicious cookie. Sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • 3/4 cup chopped cocktail peanuts


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chunks and peanuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets; press down slightly.

BAKE for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Family favorite

by K. Kristin , HOBART, IN on Mar. 2009

As one of the few people who do not like chocolate chip/ chunk cookies these are great! This recipe has become a family favorite. I find them a little on the dry side but no one seems to mind that at all.


by N. Nancy , rockville, MD on Dec. 2007

I was so disappointed in this recipe because it received a majority of great reviews and when I tasted it I totally agreed with the minority of the reviews saying that these cookies have a cake like texture and barely tasted like peanut butter. My husband said that they tasted good but he couldn’t taste the peanut butter in it and I totally agreed with him. They tasted good not great just like good chocolate-chips cookies. I won’t make this recipe again and I will continue to look for a great peanut butter cookie recipe…This was certainly not it.

simply the best

by D. Deb , CRETE, NE on Sep. 2007

my daughter made these cookies and entered them in the county fair...they did great and went to the state fair!!!


by M. MARY , VESTAL, NY on Aug. 2007

I just finished making these cookies and my husband has eaten 4 already. I did not have chocolate chuunks, so I used 3/4 cups peanut butter chips and 3/4 cups m & m's along with chopped peanuts. It worked out fine. Every cookie has bits of goodness in every bite.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by J. Julie , CORNELL, WI on Mar. 2007

These were a big hit with my husband. He really thought that this was an awesome recipe.


by N. Nicole , Stafford, VA on Aug. 2006

These cookies were so easy to make and they are so yummy. My family just loved them. We are big peanut butter fans and these have a lot of peanut butter in them. Will definitely make again.


by N. Nikki , INDIAN ORCHARD, MA on Jan. 2006

I made these last week for my nephew's 13th birthday (he doesnt care for cake, but loves peanutbutter cookies). I piled them high on the plate with a candle in the middle of a very big one for a big cookie cake! This recipe was met with rave reviews!!!! I will definately be making these again!!

Family Favorite

by D. Desi , Fishers, IN on Jan. 2006

These cookies are unbelievably delicious! I like to make these for my husband to satisfy his peanut butter cookie cravings. I've made these for friends as well, and am always asked to make them again! I do put my dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or so before baking - I do that with all my cookie dough -they seem to turn out better that way. Oh yes, I also added 2 3/4 cup more flour to the recipe - otherwise, I changed nothing. Give the recipe a try, you won't regret it!


by D. Di , NORWALK, CA on Jan. 2006

I made these for my friend and he enjoyed them. I think it could have used a little bit more peanut butter in it.


by R. Roberta , Vernon, B.C. Canada1 on Nov. 2005

Tried out this recipe today and must say it is yummy! Peanut Butter Cookies are a favorite in this household, but with the chocolate chunks added, they are fabulous! Half a dozen were gone before I got them off the baking rack and into the cookie jar. A must-have in any recipe box!!!