Dinner Plate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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I had a really crappy peanut butter cookie the other day. I kind of really hate crappy cookies and I hate to be a jerk about calling someone else’s cookie crappy, especially a kindly old lady selling her baked goods at a booth at the Grand Forks British Columbia farmer’s market. But darn it, it was like biting into old dust compacted into a puffy disc. Super dry, super old tasting like it had been in the freezer for three months, uncovered. So, I had to redeem that taste in my mouth. I needed to make peanut butter cookies, STAT. Mine needed to be moist, packed with peanut butter, non-puffy (I like my cookies flat! Weirdo!) and slam jammed with chocolate chips (why not!?). I opted for no flour, because I wanted to anti-puff these guys. So here ya go – peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, dinner plate sized!

large peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - coco cake land

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

6 huge or 18 normal sized cookies

For The Cookies

  • 1 ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter (use the crappy supermarket kind, not the natural stuff, for this recipe!)
  • 1 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips

Make The Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips until combined.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, dole out portions of the batter onto baking sheet, evenly spaced with 2 inches in between.
  3. With clean hands, flatten the balls down into hamburger like patties. Sprinkle chocolate chips generously on top of the cookies and press down into the batter.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned. Cookies will puff up and flatten back down into dinner plate sized cookies.

large peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - coco cake land

What are your dream cookie requirements? Packed with chocolate? Buttery and crisp? Oat filled and gargantuan? Dripping with icing?

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Happy weekend, pals! xo Lyndsay 

19 Responses to “Dinner Plate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe”

  1. molly yeh

    geez, having an awful cookie is the WORST. i’m sorry you had that experience :( good thing you made up for it. can i stack a bunch of these and make a cookie layer cake please?? that is a good dinner, right? since chocolate is a vegetable and peanut butter has protein? cool.

    i still can’t get over that we are both in a grand forks :-O

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      oh dang yes stack em up! these cookies would indeed make a wicked layer cake! ^__^ i love that we are grand forks twins! too rad. xoxo

  2. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    Dude, bad cookies SUCK. Even though I’m actually not that into peanut butter cookies, these look delish and I want one.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hehe aw i hope i’m not going to hell for hating on a kindly old lady’s cookies. ^__^

  3. Amanda Vuu

    these peanut butter cookies are my kind of dinner.

    that cookie must have been BAD. i mean, i have high standards for cookies, but i will still eat lame-o store bought cookies and not complain. molly, i like your thinking on the cookie layer cake…i think that should be your next post.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      amanda, i am like that too – i will eat pretty much anything! i was going to take another bite then i said “i ain’t wasting any more caloric muffin top intake on THESE!” later on i had a huge ice cream cone. ^__^

  4. JJ

    Haha, please delete previous post. Pressed return by accident! I meant to exclaim at the fact that you didn’t use flour. Looks lush. I think we have a shared understanding of how a cookie should behave.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hey bud!! thanks so much – nice to see you here! ^__^ flat cookies club!??

  5. Anne @ Sugar Baby Bakes

    What a bummer about the bad cookie, Lyndsay! I hate it when you anticipate tasting something wonderful, and instead, getting something really awful. Your cookies look DELICIOUS, and I can’t wait to try them!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      heh – yes a bad cookie is a sad thing! ^__^ thanks for stopping by anne, let me know what you think of the recipe! xo

  6. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    There’s a special place in hell for bad cookies (note that I said the cookies, not for the kindly grandmother. I’m not that evil!). Thank goodness you immediately made these rockin’ ginormous cookies to obliterate the taste ‘n texture of the sawdust discs from your mouth. My perfect cookie is slightly crispy on the edges, super chewy, and packed full of chocolate. Now you’re making me want to bake cookies!

  7. movita beaucoup

    Maybe you ate a cookie from that woman’s youth? Like, she made a batch in 1967, and hasn’t stopped selling them since? I bet her freezer is full. I bet those cookies have lived in three houses!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha!!! rachael !!! this makes me think: i should experiment. like make a time capsule cookie. bake it in 2014 and eat it in 2024… hehe!

  8. Tessa Huff // Style Sweet CA

    And now I am drooling…. Sometimes you just gotta break from the cakes and make an epic cookie. I keep a stash of crappy supermarket PB for my frostings too, and save the natural for snacking. They just don’t work in recipes very well…. And really, nothing worse than wasting precious calories on a crappy dessert when there are soooo many other treats to stuff our faces with!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hehe! oh i am so glad i’m not the only one who uses supermarket P+B for frosting!! i totally agree – i love me some all natural P+B too, but it’s the ones packed with oil and icing sugar that make P+B frosting amazing! ;)

  9. Lindsey

    Lyndsay – I made these this afternoon and they were terrific! My husband is not a fan of sweets and even he pronounced these “delicious” and has been stealing bites from the fridge. I only had the fancy natural PB and had to resort to using 1/4 cup creamy when the crunchy ran out. My cookies (6 large) were pretty crumbly, but I’m thinking that’s because of the substitution I made. Anyway, this is a fantastic recipe for those weeknight evenings when you just want a little something sweet with what you’ve got in your pantry:) Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      woohoo! glad to hear, lindsey! yes it’s an awesome recipe to slam together with so few ingredients! ^__^ thanks for letting me know!

  10. cindy


    these cookies look absolutely delicious, and how is it possible that you don’t need any flour for these? wouldn’t the cookie dough batter get too thick to mix?

    but i definitely will have to try these out once i buy some peanut butter since i love peanut butter cookies! :)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hehe i think the density/heaviness of the PB with the sugar plus eggs as stabilizing factor makes ’em flour free! let me know how it goes! ^__^

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