High Altitude Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Kelley
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x


Chewy interior and a crispy exterior, these peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies are one of my favorites!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar for rolling cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Use a heaping tablespoon and scoop the cookie dough into a small bowl. Gently roll between your hands to form a ball.
  6. Put the coarse sugar in a shallow bowl or plate. Roll the cookie balls in the sugar and place on a lined baking sheet. Gently press the cookies down with the bottom of a cup.
  7. Bake cookies at 375 F degrees for 9-10 minutes just until cookies are set. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the rack for 5 minutes and then transfer cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling fully.