Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are crisp outside, soft inside. There’s also a secret ingredient that makes them the BEST peanut butter cookies ever! Oh & the fact that they are loaded with mini chocolate chips doesn’t hurt either!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
I love cookies. I mean I love cake more, but cake is less convenient to enjoy. It requires a plate & I have to cut a piece & all that. So cookies are like a little sweet treat I can grab & go. I can just grab one or two & I’m good. So in this house, we fall into a few camps when it comes to cookies. There’s the chocolate lovers, the anything but chocolate lovers (peanut butter/snickerdoodle types) & then my hubs is alone in the oatmeal raisin camp. So there is always a bit of debate when it comes to making cookies. Since he’s rarely here due to work we were able to leave the oatmeal debate for another day. But when I talked with the kids about what flavor cookies they wanted it was once again split between the chocolate & non-chocolate. So I decided to compromise & create these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. They really are the perfect blend for both sides.
This recipe comes from an old family cookbook. The hub’s grandmother was part of cook book put out by their church that was a collaboration of all the member’s family favorites. You may have heard of this church, the Crystal Cathedral. The hub’s grandparents were quite active there when the church was just getting started, even back to the days when it was nothing more than a service held in a drive-in theater parking lot. So seeing an inscription from Robert Schueler’s wife on the inside of the book was even more exciting. So I know that grandma used this book all the time & those recipes were adapted & changed through the years as I can see all her notes throughout. I have been taking these recipes & bringing them back as I find the time. These cookies are from a page that looked quite worn as if she made them often. I, of course, put my own spin on them with a few tweaks & then, of course, I added a secret ingredient.
So what’s the secret ingredient? It’s International Delight Vanilla Coffee Creamer. Yep! I replaced the milk this recipe calls for with my favorite creamer. Since this peanut butter cookie recipe doesn’t call for vanilla I thought it would add a deeper flavor to the cookies & I was right!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Combine shortening & peanut butter in mixer bowl & beat until creamy
- Add sugars & beat until fluffy
- Add egg & milk- beat well
- Combine flour,baking soda & salt in a small bowl & then pour into sugar mixture- beat until well mixed
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Roll 1 tbsp of dough between hands & place on cookie sheet
- Place sheet in refrigerator to chill dough approx 10-15 min before baking each batch
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until slightly crisp on the outside
- Remove & top with a couple more chocolate chips per cookie
- Store in airtight container
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These cookies were so good. The perfect blend of chocolate & peanut butter & easy to make with very little chill time too.
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Erlene A says
Yum! Two of our favorite cookies in one! Sounds like a winner to me.
You had me at peanut butter!
Brooke of Passport Couture says
Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate together! Although I love all cookies, I’m beginning to love Oatmeal cookies the most.
Janet Vinyard says
Hi Gina, Those cookies look wonderful! How fortunate you are to have your husband’s grandmother’s cookbook with notes! That is a real treasure. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Janet
Those cookies look so soft and chewy and perfect! I’m on a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie binge lately. These are just what I need!
Pinned! YUM! Two of my favs! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
I have to say that your photos of food are by far my favorite on Let’s Get Real Friday LInk Ups. No matter what it is, your food looks like I could just reach out and grab it and eat it. Thanks for linking up each week.
Gina Kleinworth says
Karen- I can’t even express just how much you made my day!! Thank you!!! Hope you have a wonderful week.
Miz Helen says
My favorite combination, I will LOVE these cookies! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
I am a cookie-lover, too. Especially of chocolate chip cookies. I definitely want to give these a try, and your creamer trick is so smart! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark last week; we’ll be featuring your cookie recipe at this week’s party, which goes live Weds at 6am EST 🙂
I must pin this now! These look delicious, and I know my kiddos will love them. Thanks for sharing with the #HomeMattersParty! 🙂