Peanut Butter CHUNKY Cookies

Chunky Peanut Butter cookie recipe filled with Chocolate Chunks! Time to indulge on some delicious cookies!

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter cookies: chunky peanut butter with chocolate chunks for the perfect cookie combination! #chocolate #peanutbutter

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Warm peanut butter cookies are delicious in their own right. These peanut butter cookies are no exception. When given the choice, I always choose chunky peanut butter. Sadly, our giant jar of chunky PB is like the red headed step child in our house. Always passed over for the creamy version by my kids.

I knew in cookies they would never know the difference! And since I was making chunky peanut butter cookies, it was only fitting to use chocolate chunks (in addition to milk chocolate morsels). I used Green and Black’s Dark chocolate 70% cocoa bars for this recipe!

I doubled the recipe and scooped the second batch into cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet. I stuck that in the freezer while I baked the rest of the cookies. When I was done baking, I took the frozen dough balls and put them in a large ziploc bag (marked clearly) and put it back in the freezer. Now I can enjoy fresh baked cookies spur of the moment without making a kitchen mess!

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter cookies: chunky peanut butter with chocolate chunks for the perfect cookie combination! #chocolate #peanutbutter

Or, I can eat frozen cookie dough balls….

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Yield: 5-6 dozen

Peanut Butter CHUNKY cookies

Peanut Butter CHUNKY cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Chunky Peanut Butter cookie recipe filled with Chocolate Chunks! Time to indulge on some delicious cookies!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 7oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
  • 11oz milk chocolate morsels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with Crisco until combined. Beat in sugars and peanut butter until fully mixed. Add vanilla, milk and eggs. Beat in flour, salt and baking powder. Fold in chopped chocolate chunks and morsels.
  2. Drop by large tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Use a fork to make criss-cross marks on top of each cookie.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-13 minutes. Remove and cool completely!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 118mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

 Chunky Peanut Butter cookie recipe filled with Chocolate Chunks! Time to indulge on some delicious cookies!

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59 comments on “Peanut Butter CHUNKY Cookies”

  1. I love both kinds of pb. But I tend to use creamy when baking and crunchy when eating in a sandwich etc. I should try baking with crunchy more often!

  2. This looks like the perfect chunky cookie! What a treat!

  3. Looks perfect for the peanut butter lovers in my house!

  4. I never have chunky around the house because I am a creamy peanut butter kind of gal, I am not sure if my kids have ever even tried the chunky kind! I think this is a great recipe especially using the butter flavored crisco!

  5. I love how thick and hearty these look! I know what you mean about chunky PB being less desirable for sandwiches, but these cookies look like they are full of texture. Thanks, Chunky PB 🙂

  6. lovelovelove there’s nothing not awesome about these

  7. Hhhmmmm I pass over the chunky peanut butter all the time too. I do love just eating the creamy peanut butter by the spoonfuls! Of course in thick chunky cookies like these, I could handle the nuts!!!!

  8. Love your tasty twist on a classic favorite! These cookies look sensational, Aimee!

  9. I go through phases with pb- chunky or smooth. But I do know that I wouldn’t go through phases with these cookies. They look!!! YUM

  10. Yum! These are right up my alley…I love chunky peanut butter and chocolate. Kids are funny…mine don’t like chunky either but, I keep it on hand for my hubby 😀

  11. LOVE crunchy peanut butter and this cookies looks mouthwatering. Why have I never baked with PB before?? Mind boggles!

    Hope the kiddo is doing well. Hugs!

  12. Yay for crunchy peanut butter!! I feel like most recipes call for creamy but I love as much peanut butter crunch I can get!

  13. I looove these! I’m not a fan of chunky, except I love it in cookies!

  14. Girl, these cookies got-it! SO chunky and amazing… I want 3 right now.

  15. These look so chunky and yummy! Where’s mine?!

  16. I don’t know why, but I myself prefer smooth PB 🙂 But these cookies look just so good 🙂

  17. These cookies look like they would be perfect with milk or coffee! But what cookie wouldn’t? 😉 The look delicious–wish I had one now!

  18. Mmmm, two of my favorites combined into one. Would love a few of these with a glass of milk! 🙂

  19. These are really calling my name!! I’m going to have to make them soon!!

  20. these look incredible…. all of them!


  21. My two favorite ingredients in one cookie! These look fabulous, Aimee!

  22. These look like such delicious cookies! Love the big chocolate chunks!

  23. Totally a great idea to freeze the dough balls for a future easy bake (and no dishes)…but then you mentioned you could eat them…lol, yea, those would never make it to my oven. Love peanut butter and chocolate combo!

  24. It seems as if we both had peanut butter cookies on the brain this week! I think chunky peanut butter always belongs in a cookie and not smooth.

  25. My cookies never seem to make it to the freezer…I should try that more often. My hips may thank me 🙂

  26. Yummy! I would love a batch of these cookies! For me, I love all peanut butter, chunky or creamy!! The only kind of PB I don’t like is one with an emptry jar!

  27. I used to love eating chunky, but somewhere along the way I became a creamy pb person. I don’t know why! These cookies look delicious! I’m sure the chunky pb gives a wonderful texture to the cookies!

  28. Just pinned – these look great!!!!! =)

  29. Great idea to use crunchy PB in a cookie! I would totally love these. PB and chocolate is my weakness! I don’t think any of them would make it to the freezer in my house! 🙂

  30. I just posted a XXL peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie recipe. Great minds think alike 🙂 Your’s look fabulous!

  31. Ooo yumyumyum!! I want a chunky cookie!

  32. It seems like a lifetime ago since I made cookies! I really need to start up again, you have totally convinced me to make these, thanks!

  33. These look delicious! I like that you’ve chopped up the chocolate yourself then added it to the cookie dough, I always do that myself too.

  34. I’ve been really itching for a peanut butter cookie lately and I think you just won the prize! To my own shock, I never used chunky peanut butter in my cookies. Yeah, I’m smh on that one. Nor have I ever added chocolate chips. Seriously, what’s wrong with me?!

    Can’t wait to try them!

  35. Jane H

    My husband’s favorite cookies are peanut butter. We are going away for a few days after Memorial Day. Maybe I’ll surprise him with these. He is not a chocolate Fan (I KNOW!!!!), so maybe I’ll just add the chocolate to mine. I usually use creamy in my baking, but I have crunchy so I will try.

  36. Maggie

    These cookies looked so good I started making them without even noticing the serving size was much larger than usual lol…I figured this out when the dough was popping out of the top of my old school mixer! But they were yummy and since I was too lazy to make regular size cookies I put them into a muffin top pan and made some yummy thick cookies! I’ve eaten about 20 today alone!! Yum!!

  37. These cookies look amazing! I was taken in by the picture and had to wipe a little bit of drool off of my mouth! I don’t normally use Crisco in anything but I can overlook that since there is peanut butter and TWO kinds of chocolate!! I always attempt to freeze the dough balls, too but never do. I have cookie thieves that take the cookies while they are cooling. hahaha!

  38. LaVonne Hegland

    I am assuming you add the cornstarch with the dry ingredients? This looks like a good recipe-can’t wait to try it!

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