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Peanut butter cookies with chocolate centers

Total Time
23 min
12 min
11 min
Who doesn't love the lip-smacking duo of peanut butter and chocolate? It's a classic combo for a reason. These cookies will fly off the serving plate when you bring them out for a crowd. All you have to do is make a traditional peanut butter cookie, then place a chocolate chip in the center before baking so it melts to a delightfully tender consistency. Adding the chips right on top is a delightful, fun twist on the traditional peanut butter cookie. They come together in under 25 minutes, and you make 30 cookies without blinking an eye by using this easy recipe.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)


1 cup(s), granulated

Unsalted butter

¼ cup(s), at room temperature

Chunky peanut butter without salt

½ cup(s)


2 large egg(s)

Vanilla extract

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Baking soda

½ tsp

Whole-grain wheat flour

1 cup(s)

Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 oz


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
  2. Place sugar, butter and peanut butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well with mixer.
  3. Add salt, baking soda and flour to sugar mixture; beat until completely incorporated.
  4. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets and flatten with the back of a wooden spoon. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between each cookie. (Bake in several batches to prevent over-crowding if necessary.) Place a chocolate chip in center of each cookie.
  5. Bake cookies until edges brown, about 10 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 or 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.