SRC: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Holly on August 4, 2013

Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies -

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again already? I’m so glad I made these cookies almost as soon as I got my SRC assignment for Amanda’s blog, Dancing Veggies.

More often than not when it comes to cookies I can’t decide what I want. If I see a chocolate chip cookie I automatically start thinking about what else could be done to it. Oatmeal? Double chips? Other chip flavors? Peanut butter?? Guess which combination wins out more often than not?

It should be no surprise then that in the world of candies it’s the peanut butter and chocolate combination that wins out with me almost every time as well. In fact, I have a distinct memory of spending a New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop, talking about life and boys with my bestie, Julie, in her basement, while we sprinkled chocolate chips into a jar of peanut butter and ate it with spoons. True story. I’m also pretty sure it was 1989 turning into the 90’s when that happened.

Anyway. This is a combination that is near and dear to my heart and to many other hearts as well I’m sure. In fact, this recipe seems to hold a special place in Amanda’s heart as well since it was a compromise between two roomies who wanted two different kinds of cookies.

It seemed fitting that since this combo holds so many memories that I’d take them with us as one of our road trip treats last month when we ventured over many rivers and through many, many woods to Grandma’s house for our annual summer vacation trip to the Far North of Idaho. (More on that trip in my last post!)


These cookies didn’t even make it all the way to Grandma’s since it is a 12+ hour drive, we stopped half way at some hot springs and we devoured the cookies in the first day/next morning. It’s vacation! Cookies for breakfast are fine, right?!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! These little darlings were perfect. I made them slightly different from the original recipe and changed the ingredients just a bit, but more just due to ingredients we had on hand and personal preference. By how fast they were devoured they were definitely a winner! You should definitely visit Amanda’s blog and find more fun recipes, including lots of great vegetarian choices and healthy foods.

You know me. I’ll always find that cookie. πŸ˜‰

Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies & Milk -

The original recipe calls for creamy peanut butter and mini chocolate chips. Those were replaced with chunky peanut butter (our favorite) and a finely chopped good bar of bittersweet chocolate. The amount of sugar in my adaptation is also slightly reduced to help prevent the cookies from spreading too much. Lastly since we are fans of a bit more salty with our sweet the salt was increased and sea salt was used, plus adding some vanilla to the mix. My method was slightly different as well, more from habit than anything else and didn’t seem to affect the outcome. Either way you make these they are definitely going to disappear quickly!


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angela@spinachtiger August 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Peanut butter and chocolate (with milk) is such a great snack. I love that cutting board in the picture too.

sara August 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Yum, so delicious! These cookies look super addictive. πŸ™‚

Sweet as Sugar Cookies August 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Mmm, you just can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

Leigh August 5, 2013 at 3:56 am

Such a perfect combination and such beautiful photos. Love those big smiles in the pool! πŸ˜‰

Ginny August 5, 2013 at 5:24 am

I have never used chunky peanut butter in a cookie recipe, but I LOVE this brilliant adaptation! These look “phemomenal”. I’ll take a dozen, please.

Katrina August 5, 2013 at 6:14 am

I really shouldn’t be looking at cookies before 6 a.m. like this. I love your adaptations. They look and sound perfect.

AmandaE August 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

Reminding me why I miss peanut butter – adding these to the list of things to make when hubby is away πŸ™‚ Great SRC pick

AmandaE August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

should be *make again πŸ˜€

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

I’m a chunky peanut butter fan too. I’m sure I would love these cookies, especially for breakfast.

Kate | Food Babbles August 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm

These cookies look delectable!! There’s no way I could make them last a 12 hour ride either πŸ˜‰ They may not make it a half hour from home. Yum!

Karen Parmelee August 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

This recipe needs to be edited since it repeats itself after step 11.

Holly August 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Hi Karen! Thanks so much for the heads up! Not sure what happened there. I’m fixing it ASAP!

Claire @ Claire K Creations August 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Love that you switched it out for crunchy peanut butter and dark chocolate. My favourites! Now why have I never thought to sprinkle chocolate chips into peanut butter for dessert? No wonder these didn’t last the car ride!

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