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Peanut Butter

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These are the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are so easy to make! Soft, chewy, and super peanut buttery. Healthier than most traditional recipes! You’ll also love my healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies and peanut butter chocolate chip muffins.




  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet  with a silpat mat.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle blade, beat together 4 Tbsp melted butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and  1/3 cup sugar for 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beater/blade.
  3. Add 1 tsp molasses, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tsp vanilla, and beat until everything is well incorporated about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beater/blade.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt (if using) and mix on low JUST until combined. The batter will be crumbly.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop two scoops of dough per cookie onto the baking sheet. Leave about 2-3” of space between each cookie. (If you’re using these USA baking pans and these silpat mats, you’ll get 12 cookies per pan.)
  6. When you’ve scooped all the cookies, working with one at a time, PRESS (not roll) the double scoop of dough into a ball using the palm of your hands. Press the roll slightly into a disc and place it back onto the baking pan. Repeat the process for all the cookies.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and allow them to cool on the baking pan for 10 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Check the ingredients of your peanut butter. You may not want to add more salt if your peanut butter already contains salt.
  • Start with melted butter. Don’t cheat…
  • Stir your peanut butter REALLY well. You can use “regular” peanut butter like Jif or Skippy where they add additional oils and sugar, but I tested with natural peanut butter STIRRED WELL and they were delicious!
  • Chocolate. I recommend dark, but you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips if that’s what you have. I don’t recommend milk chocolate chips, as that will make the cookie too sweet (at least for us and our journey to quit sugar).


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