Peanut Butter Cookies are so hard for me to resist and I love to keep experimenting, to come up with the perfect recipe. I am calling these Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookies because they remind me of those Keebler Soft Baked Cookies from my childhood. I don't even know if they still make those or not. It is a rare occasion that I buy cookies, well except OREO's.
I judge the cookie recipes by how long they last in the cookie jar and let me tell you these didn't make it past the second day! They are loaded with mini chocolate chips and the chocolate and peanut butter combination makes them my new favorite cookie!
I bake cookies almost daily during the summer when the boys are home from school. My KitchenAid Mixer, my BeaterBlade, my well used OXO Cookie Scoop (you can see one of the outer handle pieces is missing!) and my Silpat baking mats make it all so easy.
So next time you have a craving for cookies, throw these Soft Bake Peanut Butter Cookies together and grab a glass of milk or chocolate milk if you are like my little guy, and you will have a little slice of peanut butter and chocolate bliss!
- 10 tablespoons softened butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12 oz mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Add butter to a mixer bowl and beat at low speed about 1 minute. Add brown sugar and sugar and continue to beat at low speed until well combined. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and beat 2 minutes.
Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until combined and then at medium speed 1 minutes. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
Scoop onto a lined or greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 minutes or just until the edges start to brown.
Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.