Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 42 cookies (3 1/2 dozen)


You'll love to have Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on hand to serve at any occasion. These will become a favorite of all.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • Granulated sugar


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels.

DROP dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Press down slightly with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 4 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

dough as above. Spread dough into ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.

We are addicted to these cookies!

by B. Barbara , Houston, TX on Sep. 2011

I increased the peanut butter to 1 cup, used half crisco & half butter, used semi sweet chocolate chips, omited the sugar topping & did not flatten the cookies. Everyone that tastes these cookies asks for the recipe. They are fabulous.


by C. Courtney , KY on Sep. 2010

These cookies were great! I couldn't get them out of the oven quick enough for my company. My husband loves them. I am sure I will be baking again. I did add a 1/2 c. more flour than it called for!

Great with PB Chips Too!

by N. Naomi , State College, PA on Aug. 2010

These cookies are the perfect mix of crunch and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I am unable to eat chocolate, but I added peanut butter chips, and they worked very well.

Sooo Good!

by T. Tara , Boise, ID on Jun. 2010

These are sooo good and so easy! Very light & delicious! I will totally make again! A nice alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies.


by S. Sharon , Azusa, CA on Jun. 2010

I know 'YUM-E' is not a word, but, these cookies are great! I altered it by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon and added about 1 3/4 cup oats.

Definately worth a try

by M. MARY , , on Apr. 2010

This recipe makes a very tender cookie with a light peanut butter taste (not overwhelming). The only alteration I did in the recipe was to use 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. My family LOVES them--a little too much!

Peanut Butter Lovers

by M. Maria , Abbotsford, BC on Mar. 2010

I used peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips for an amazing peanut butter cookie. I brought them to work and they were gone before lunch. Still soft and chewy after a couple of days.

Who doesn't love Chocolate & Peanut Butter?

by K. Kimberly , Oxford, OH on Feb. 2010

These cookies are yummy! I am a chocolate and peanut butter freak and these are great. Easy to make too!

want more peanut butter?

by C. Crystal , , on Feb. 2010

I added 1/2 a cup of peanut butter chips, my kids loved them...notice I said loved them, Im already on my 2nd batch!

more peanut butter

by B. Billie , Everett, WA on Jan. 2010

I agree you couldn't really taste the peanut butter very well, so I upped it to 3/4 cups peanut butter and they are yummy!