Holiday Link Party {Recipe- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

I think this year the holidays have been all about the baking and eating!  I can’t seem to stop with the sweet treats lately.  I love to indulge in all things chocolate and especially hot cocoa this time of year.  I’ve got a great recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to share with you today.  
And be sure to link up YOUR recipe at Natasha’s Blog (Schue Love) as we continue our Christmas Cheer Holiday Blogosphere Link Party.  Thank you so much to everyone who has linked up so far:) 
This recipe originates with cutie pie chef Curtis Stone from his Relaxed Cooking Cookbook.
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (about 9 ounces / 280 grams) (I used creamy PB and peanuts)
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated / caster sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick / 125 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ½ tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces / 155 grams semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Line 3 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture in 2 additions.
  6. Stir in the chopped chocolate
  7. Scoop about 3 tablespoonfuls of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies puff and begin to brown on top but are still very soft to the touch.
  9. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.
  10. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack and eat warm or cool completely.

Of course, I have to start with my trusty and oh-so-cute helper.
 Gather all the ingredients.

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) and the chocolate chips and nuts.

Add the peanut butter.


Add the chocolate chips and nuts.

Prepare into balls

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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  1. December 13, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    Those look super yummy! Who doesn't love chocolate combined with peanut butter?!!!

  2. December 13, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Megan, those look sooooo good! Chocolate and peanut butter are a divinely inspired pairing, so far as I am concerned. 😉

  3. December 13, 2011 / 3:28 pm

    Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? I think not. And James looks like a much tidier baker than my 21 month old 🙂

  4. December 13, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    SO cute! They look delish! And I am loving your timer! 🙂

  5. Michelle @ Ten June
    December 13, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Looks amazing, Megan! Perfect for Santa : ) And your little helper is way too cute!!!

  6. ButterYum
    December 13, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    Yummo – love the pics of your helpers…. so cute.


  7. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    December 13, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    Super yummy, friend. And I love the anthro timer. Your photos are looking fantastic by the way.

  8. natasha {schue love}
    December 13, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Yum yum yum!!! Looks like the perfect combo…love PB and chocolate! My favorite. And yes, I agree with Court…great photos!!

  9. Amanda
    December 13, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    oh yum!! and he looks too adorable making those! your going to have a chef in the family!!

  10. Allison
    December 13, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate = perfection! These sound delicious, Megan! You do have an adorable assistant baker there! So cute!

  11. Michaela
    December 13, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    Such a great idea to combine my two favorite types of cookies! James is the cutest little baker!

  12. Cristin {Simplified Bee}
    December 13, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    What darling pix of James! Yummy recipe too!!!


  13. emily
    December 14, 2011 / 4:08 am

    You can't go wrong with PB and chocolate!

  14. December 14, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Aw! I love baking with my little guy too 🙂

  15. Fashion Meets Food
    December 14, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    Oh my word this looks so amazing! xo

  16. December 15, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    I am so totally making these tonite! I think I will add some pretzels to them too for a little "salty" action!

  17. December 16, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    New follower courtesy of the link party. Your site is absolutely beautiful. These cookies look divine and I have to say the pictures are wonderful. The one of your men is priceless.

  18. December 19, 2011 / 5:21 am

    Looks deliciously yummy and your mini baker stole the show. Adorable pictures.

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