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Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


The best, salted cookie you will ever eat. These Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are like heaven in your mouth. Made with creamy peanut butter, loaded with chocolate chunks and sprinkled with flakey sea salt. 



1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp sea salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks

2 tsp flakey sea salt


Add the butter to the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with blade attachment

Beat on high until smooth, scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula

Add peanut butter, beat until fully combined, scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula

Slowly add white sugar, mixing

Next add dark brown sugar, mix on high until mixture appears fluffy

Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing in between

Add vanilla, mix

In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and sea salt

Slowly add dry ingredients to mixing bowl, mix until just combined

Fold in chocolate chunks

Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour*

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper

Scoop** or roll dough into even sized cookies and place spaced out well on the baking sheets

Sprinkle each cookie with flakey sea salt

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown

Enjoy warm, cool and freeze or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days


*You can scoop the dough and freeze it if you prefer, just increase baking time by 2-3 minutes for frozen cookie dough

**I just got this scooper and it is perfect for cookies that are not too big, but not too small

Keywords: #saltedpeanutbuttercookie