Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crushed honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with.  These are slightly crispy on the edges while gooey and soft on the inside.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a story for you, but first let me briefly talk about these totally amazing cookies.  While I’ve made a lot of flat cookies in my day that tasted amazing (whether they were meant to be flat or user error on my part), I prefer thick, chewy cookies.  More cookie in every bite – that’s the way to do cookies.  I love the three textures going on with these Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies:  a little bit of crisp on the edges, chewy and gooey insides, and a nice crunch from the peanuts.  Perfection.  I could NOT stop eating these!

Easy, Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crushed honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with. These are slightly crispy on the edges while gooey and soft on the inside.

So I told you all in my meal plan post last week that I went to a women’s conference at church.  Normally these things are not my “scene”.  Let me explain.  I am an extremely shy person and very uncomfortable in most large social settings.  It doesn’t matter if I know several people at an event or I don’t know anybody at all, I get extremely nervous and anxious.  Once I’m there and talking to people/hanging out then I end up being fine and relaxed, so it’s mostly the anticipation and moments leading up to it that tend to slightly torment me mentally.  Sometimes I will just sit out in the car in the parking lot and mentally prepare myself before walking in.  Of course, it helps when I have my hubby by my side but it’s not realistic for him to be there for everything – especially a “women’s” conference, as much as I would have liked to bring him. He probably wouldn’t be too thrilled with the idea of hanging out with 400 women all weekend, anyway.

Easy, Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crushed honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with. These are crispy around the edges and soft on the inside.

The last women’s conference I went to at church was three years ago and it took everything in me and a LOT of convincing from my sister-in-law to get me to go.  Back then I was new to this very large church and hardly knew anybody that would be attending.  I ended up going and meeting some girls who I now call my closest friends in life.  I was glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and it was the perfect example of how doing things that scare you really are worth it and a give a good boost of self-confidence.   It took me three years to say “yes” to the next women’s conference, but I did it!

Easy, Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crunchy honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with. These are crispy around the edges and soft and gooey on the inside.

I don’t know where I’m going with this (it’s late, so forgive me), but I just wanted to say how glad I was that I went to the conference last weekend and how much of a blessing my friends and family are who made it extra fun for me, never left me alone, and/or made me feel comfortable and loved (shout-out to Janet, Melissa, Cyndi, and mom!)

Sorry for the rambling, just go bake these Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies and all will be right with the world.  You will have a new favorite cookie recipe in your collection – I promise.  If you want to check out my other cookies recipes, they are all right here.  Bye for now!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: about 2 dozen
 
Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crushed honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with. These are slightly crispy on the edges while gooey and soft on the inside.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks
  • ¼ peanut butter chips
  • ¾ cup honey roasted peanuts, roughly crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter until fully combined.
  3. Next, mix in the egg and then the vanilla until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix this into the wet ingredients mixture. Do not overmix.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and crushed peanuts.
  6. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of dough using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop and place on a silicon baking mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake until the bottoms are just lightly golden brown (the tops may look a little uncooked), about 8-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way. Eat slightly warm for best results. Enjoy!

Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with crushed honey roasted peanuts that you will fall in love with. These are slightly crispy on the edges while gooey and soft on the inside.

Recipe source:  adapted from closetcooking.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

14 Responses to “Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. May 17, 2016 at 2:59 AM #

    I love your ramblings and can totally relate 🙂 I feel the same. Since moving to Spain I´m worst because for a long time I had the language barrier. Also most of the people in our church are from different countries, so there was the traditional barrier too, and then me, I´m my own barrier. Thanks for sharing this!! ps. these thick cookies look delish, love the addition of whole peanuts 🙂

  2. May 17, 2016 at 6:21 AM #

    Yum – you can’t go wrong with chocolate + peanut butter in my world. These look delicious!

  3. May 17, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

    I have a feeling that I’ll be baking these for my husband soon!

  4. May 17, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    Hey Ashley,
    I can be the same way, get all nervous/anxious before an actual gathering happens and be fine after – though, tbh, these mile high cookies would calm any bad nerves I might have! Wow!

  5. May 18, 2016 at 10:07 AM #

    Always good to try new things, isn’t it? Even when they’re scary. What’s not scary are these cookies. They looks absolutely wonderful! Really nice — thanks.

  6. May 18, 2016 at 2:31 PM #

    I’m so glad you went to the conference and it ended up being a greta experience! I always forget that you are shy because you don’t seem like with me AT ALL!! I love these cookies ad can’t wait to make these for my family! YES to thick, chewy cookies!

  7. May 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM #

    I agree with Lauren that you don’t come across as shy at all. How cool that you did get the courage to attend the conference and loved it. Save me a couple of these lovely cookies!!

  8. May 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM #

    I love how plump and tasty these look. I also love nuts in my cookies but my family usually doesn’t. I’m glad to see you’re also a fan of the nut!

  9. May 19, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

    Great to see this because making cookies is such a regular thing for me. These look so hearty and that texture sounds divine!! I like to try different things but at the end of the day, if I must choose, gotta go with the thick & chewy! : )

  10. May 19, 2016 at 11:12 PM #

    I could eat a huge stack of these gorgeous cookies. The photos make me want to dig right in.

  11. Janet
    May 20, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    Love you so much!!!!!!! And I’m eating these amazing cookies 😄😄😄

  12. May 21, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

    I love thick chocolate chip cookies as well. All the better for dipping into milk 🙂 And adding honey roasted peanuts? – Genius! I’ve gotta trey that next time.

  13. May 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM #

    The center of these cookies looks like heaven! I am glad you went to and enjoyed the conference. I am not afraid of being in large groups, but I do have other, very strong fears, so I understand where you are coming from. It is always nice to conquer fears.

  14. June 8, 2016 at 9:10 PM #

    OHMYGAWD THESE COOKIES ARE SO FAT AND CHEWY AND UBELIEVABLE! looooove them!

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