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Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and they turn out perfectly every time. Start with a peanut butter cookie recipe and add chocolate chips to make these cookies even better!

Using all the additional information I have provided with the main Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, I hope you will be able to achieve the best results.

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Peanut butter: It is ideal to use regular peanut butter. I have made these cookies every time I have used regular creamy peanut butter (like Jif or a store-brand alternative).
  • Butter: Make sure the butter is softened to room temperature, but not melted, before adding it to the recipe. I use salted butter, but you can use unsalted if you prefer. There is no need for margarine.
  • Sugar: It’s kind of an important ingredient in cookies!
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar is also an important cookie ingredient. Make sure it is not dried out or stale.
  • Egg: Only 1 large egg is needed, but it helps bind the dough together so that the cookies cook properly and don’t crumble.
  • Milk: There is only a small amount of milk, but it is needed to add moisture to the cookie dough. You can use any type of milk!
  • Vanilla: Use a good quality vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste.
  • Flour: This recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but you can also use bread flour or even pastry flour.
  • Baking powder: Leavening agent in the cookies. For best results, make sure your baking powder isn’t expired.
  • Salt: Not too much, but don’t forget it!
  • Chocolate chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips are my go-to, but milk chocolate chips are also fantastic. Dark chocolate is also great. Or you can add peanut butter chips. A combination of chocolate is also delicious!

How long should you bake Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for?

Since I like Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies crisper, I bake my batch for 15 minutes. You can underbake them (approximately 10 minutes) if you like a chewier, soft cookie. After baking, the centers will collapse a bit and the texture will be very soft. Baking times will also vary with cookie size.

How To Keep Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Spreading?

To prevent your Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from spreading, keep your butter at a cool room temperature. You don’t want super soft butter or melted butter.

Additionally, I recommend using a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. It gives a much stronger foundation than nonstick spray or butter, which is too slick and will cause the cookies to spread.

For this recipe, you don’t have to chill the dough. You can bake them right away. However, if your cookies spread, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes and try again. The butter was probably too soft.

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, If you cover the Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies dough with plastic wrap, it can be chilled for up to 24 hours.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  1. Cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with a hand mixer.
  2. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips at this point.
  5. To make dough balls, scoop tablespoonfuls and roll them into balls.
  6. On ungreased cookie sheets, space cookies 2 inches apart. Press each ball with a fork once.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Be careful not to overcook! It’s much better to have them soft and just barely cooked. Enjoy!

How much peanut butter should you add?

It actually makes a noticeable difference in this Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe to add or subtract a few tablespoons of peanut butter. You’ll get a cookie with LOTS of peanut butter flavor and a tender texture by using 120g.

When you touch the baked cookies, they will almost feel like velvet, yet still, be crisp. Using 20 grams less peanut butter gives a much more stable cookie: it won’t crumble as easily, but it doesn’t have the melt-in-your-mouth consistency, and there is also less peanut flavor.

What’s the best peanut butter to use for Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

In this Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe you can use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter, but make sure you use a stabilized spread like Jiffy. If you’re using natural peanut butter, simply pour the oil that separates out or mix the peanut butter really well. It’s best to use creamy peanut butter with a thicker texture for these chocolate peanut butter cookies.

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

FAQ Section

Do you have to chill the cookie dough?

If you’re in a rush, chilling the dough isn’t necessary. The cookies will spread less during baking if the dough is chilled, but won’t flatten out completely if baked from room temperature dough. Just leave some extra space between them on the baking sheet.

How do you keep Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft and fresh?

You can keep Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft and fresh by placing half a piece of white bread with the cookies in an airtight container or Ziplock bag. Make sure the bag is tightly sealed. This way, the cookies will absorb moisture from the bread and remain softer for longer!

What are the best chocolate chips to use for Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

You can use any flavor of chocolate chips, but I recommend Trader Joe’s if you can find them. I also like Guittard, Ghiradelli, and Hershey’s.

Should I Use Melted Or Softened Butter?

The Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe calls for Softened Butter, but Melted Butter can also be substituted. If you use softened butter, you won’t need to chill the dough, so you can make them either way.

How To Store Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

After cooling, store the Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a sealed container on the counter for up to 5 days. If you want to keep the cookies extra soft, place a slice of bread in the container. You won’t regret it. The bread will get hard, but the cookies will stay soft.

How To Freeze Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough?

In order to freeze Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough, form the cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet or tray. Freeze for 30 minutes or until the cookies are solid. Put the cookie dough balls in a freezer bag or container and freeze them for up to three months. Pull the dough balls out of the freezer when ready to bake and add a few minutes to the baking time. No need to defrost cookie dough before baking.

How To Freeze Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Place Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a freezer container or freezer bag after they have cooled completely. You can freeze them for up to 2 months. Defrost or eat the cookies frozen.

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 146
  • Total Fat 6.7g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4g
  • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 101mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.9g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 2.2g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 4%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 10 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time: 25 minutesServings:36 cookies servingsCalories:146 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Pioneer Woman Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and they turn out perfectly every time. Start with a peanut butter cookie recipe and add chocolate chips to make these cookies even better!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with a hand mixer.
  2. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips at this point.
  5. To make dough balls, scoop tablespoonfuls and roll them into balls.
  6. On ungreased cookie sheets, space cookies 2 inches apart. Press each ball with a fork once.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Be careful not to overcook! It’s much better to have them soft and just barely cooked. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 36 cookies


Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.7g11%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 101mg5%
Potassium 70mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2.2g5%

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.