Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Click, click. “Hi, um, is this thing still on? *Clears throat.* “I’m happy to see you all still here, still reading this blog despite the extended week and a half absence. I, um, had a lot going on this week.” *Cough, cough* “But, I’m back again and it’s going to take a lot more than strong deadlines and a bunch of work to keep me away again!”

Fluffy cookies

To say these past few weeks have been insane is the biggest understatement of my life. Not only was my book due, but I also had a wedding to go to, boxes to (still) unpack and daily deadlines for work. Somedays I didn’t have enough time to shower or do dishes better yet cook something amazing for you guys. BUT, Backstreets back, alright, and I’ve got weeks of amazing things to share with y’all.

Peanut butter chocolate cookies

It’s funny. I thought after my deadline that life would slow down a bit. HA! How wrong I was. I have about 9 recipes to make today (I wish I was kidding), a 2 day trip starting tomorrow, 6 recipes to make the night I get back and then another 4 day trip after that. Oh and when I get back, I have a few days to myself then another trip to Mexico and then, the next day, a trip to Canada.

Don’t you want a nap just reading that?

Warm peanut butter cookies

Before I die of stress, can we talk about these super soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for a quick second? I made these two days ago and there isn’t a cookie left. Actually, there aren’t even crumbs. All that remains of these incredibly soft and fluffy cookies are a memory and some photos. And I’m not even embarrassed about it. You want to know what makes them so giant and incredible? An ice-cream scoop.

Cookie dough

Seriously, this is how much dough is in one amazing cookie. You’ll want to eat the entire batch once you make these. I promise you. They are, hands down, the fluffiest, softest and most incredibly delicious cookies I’ve EVER made.

Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter


Yields about 12 -14 large cookies (24 smaller cookies). Recipe slightly adapted from The Foodie Bride.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 12 – 14 minutes


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Warm peanut butter for drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, applesauce, sugars and egg until fluffy and creamy. Add in vanilla and mix until combined. In another bowl, sift the flour and baking soda together. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using an ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon measurer), scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 12 – 14 minutes, or until golden brown. (NOTE: You may want to squish the cookies down a bit with a spatula to make them more level).

Nutritional information per large cookie:

Calories: 268
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 4.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Posted by Meagan @ A Zesty Bite on
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
    Oh my gosh you are going to need one long nap once you get back from all those trips and all the cooking.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      haha! I'm on trip 3 and I'm SO TIRED.
  2. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
    These look fantastic! Especially that drippy glaze on top. Yummy!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      Thank you Emily!
  3. Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
    Ack! You deserve every one of these cookies and then some for all of that. Hang in there girl!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      You rock Steph, thanks!
  4. Thursday, October 17th, 2013
    you are one superwoman lady - not even kidding. hope these cookies will keep you going :)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      haha! I wish I was superwoman :) I could use some powers!
  5. Posted by Kathryn on
    Thursday, October 17th, 2013
    Welcome back! These cookies look totally stellar and I hope you got the chance to sit down and actually enjoy a couple!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      Aww thanks love!
  6. Thursday, October 17th, 2013
    These look absolutely divine, so delicious! I'll definitely need to make a batch and share them with my momma!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      Awww! LMK how they turn out!
  7. Monday, October 21st, 2013
    Girl, you need to sleep for like a month, recharge and then pick up where you left off, haha! I don't know how you have the stamina. Guess that love of travel keeps you going, and I can understand that. Well, and these cookies. They could definitely become my fuel!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      HAHAH. Like 2 months, straight sleep. I know!
  8. Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    Yep - a nap and stack of these beauties would be what I need to get me through!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      I wish I had some now Erin! Thanks!
  9. Posted by Cookie Monster on
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
    I notice not one comment about the cookies... I "C" why... If you like cookies, find another recipe ...... Not good
  10. Posted by Ashley phillips on
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013
    U dont say when to put the peanut butter in please update i really wanna make these for moms b day thx I really like the idea of it and I know you're very tired I read your blog but if you could just take the time to add in when you put the peanut butter I would be greatly appreciated
  11. Posted by doreet on
    Thursday, December 26th, 2013
    Hi, 300 calories a cookie, with one half cup peanut butter and 5 tbls. of butter ,PLUS one cup of chocolate chips, is a bit too much fat for me.maybe this is better for very young,very active kids,or skinny people.I would substitute one 4th cup Splenda,for one 4th cup white sugar.maybe cut the choc. drops to half cup.if you wanted to cut either the butter or peanur butter,OR BOTH,and use more apple sauce or even prune puree,you wouldn't ruin it-maybe.Maybe it could have some dark,unsweetened cocoa powder in the cookie mix,for more choc. flavor,not much fat.unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa can have rich flavor,with very tiny amt. sugar or none.sorry for all the advice.I am just tight with fat in baked goods,for myself. splenda is great for cutting PART of sugars in baking,then mix splenda and white sugar together,as the whole amt.of cannot tell there's ANY FAKE SUGAR in it.Yes,I'm always trying to cut fat and sugar,for myself,maybe i'm too extreme,heh heh.i was trying to cut the 300 cal. per cookie own, do great,though!! your recipes are delicious!!thanks!!
    • Posted by doreet on
      Thursday, December 26th, 2013
      that is great technique of beating air into the butter,sugars,applesauce,and egg together; a cake-making technique? makes it nice and fluffy.