Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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I think the name says it all. The pictures are the proof. I should just give you the recipe and let you get on with it.

But I can’t. These are so easy and so good and I need to tell you all about it!

You will make them once and you will know the recipe by heart. You can make them in the middle of the night, no need to remember complicated measurements. They are the easiest cookies I have ever made!

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Keep this recipe for those moments when the craving for peanut butter chocolate combo strikes!

The dough is very sticky and thick so I let my oldest daughter to place the chocolate chips on top of each cookie, instead of mixing them in. The addition of cocoa powder adds another chocolatey level to this treat, without being overwhelming or taking the spot from the peanut butter.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Perfect chocolate peanut butter cookies. Thick and chewy and absolutely delicious!


  1. 1 c creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 c packed brown sugar
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 c chocolate chips


  1. Place all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a large mixing bowl of the stand mixer and mix together until combined. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Scoop the dough onto a parchment paper or Silpat silicone baking mat lined sheet. Flatten each scoop into 1/2" thick disks. Place few chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  4. Bake 8 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 30 seconds, then transfer to a wire rack.


It is always recommended to chil the dough for the best chewy cookies. If you are impatient, bake 6 cookies after making the dough, refrigerate the rest. You can also freeze scoops of raw dough and store them in Ziploc bag.

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 Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I used my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, originally from Joy the Baker.

Did I say these are thick and chewy?

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I suggest you make these. icon smile Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies


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 Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
Anna is a wife, mom, blogger, freelance writer and photographer, self-taught baker. Will never give up chocolate, coffee and bread. And cheese. And wine.

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44 thoughts on “Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Thats amazing! They look so good, and I can’t believe they are flourless, are they GF?

    • Thanks, Jackie! Yes, they are GF. Cocoa powder is GF and so are the chocolate chips. Enjoy!

  2. Could it get any simpler? Also passed these along to my GF girlfriend, she’s always on the lookout for naturally GF stuff :)

  3. The thickness! The chewiness! And oh, how simple too. It doesn’t get any better than that!

  4. OMG Anna….are you kidding me with these?! I have never seen a more enticing cookie…the thickness…the peanut butter…cocoa….and I think pressing the chips on top was a GREAT idea….they are gorgeous! Yes…oh yes….I want to make (and eat) these in my sleep!!!

  5. Anna, I believe you wholeheartedly when you say these are amazing but if I needed any more convincing, that last beauty shot of the cookie’s dense, moist innards did it for me. I love peanut butter cookies so this wonderfully simple recipe needs to be made asap!

    • Yay! You need to try these, Nancy! If you like thick and chewy and PB – you will love these! Thank you!

  6. Peanut butter and chocolate…sigh I want some right now. Delicious looking :)

  7. I’m looking at that cookie close-up photo and it just screams “deliciousness!” and “chewy goodness!” to me! If cookies could talk, it’s screaming “eat me, eat me” now. Sigh. I wish I had these with me right now. We’re undergoing a kitchen reno, so all cooking and baking are on hold until it’s all done. I’m ogling your sweets to satisfy my cravings for now.

    • See, I knew it’s not just me that hears those voices! ;) I hope your reno is over soon so you can make these. Thank you, Jen! xo

  8. Love these! I love flourless PB cookies and when I make them, I usually use half and half white/brown sugar or 3/4 and 1/4. I need to try all brown like this. They look incredible!

    • I made some with white & brown sugar combination but these beat them all for sure! Best I have ever had! Thanks, Averie!

    • Gosh, looks like I did… So sorry.. I updated the recipe. Let me know what you think! Thank you, Kristine!

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  10. These are very good, but crumbly after refrigerating and after baking. no one seemed to mind. Also, there is no way you could get 24 cookies out of this batch. I got 14 “normal” size cookies. tasty :)

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