Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes 24

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

10 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg plus 1 yolk

3/4 cup Kowalski's Refrigerated Creamy Peanut Butter, at room temperature, stirred

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

- sea salt (optional)


In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and yolk, then peanut butter, then vanilla; beat just until well combined. Add dry ingredients; beat on low speed just until you can no longer see flour. Mix in chocolate. Drop 24 evenly sized rounded spoonfuls (or use a #40 cookie scoop) 2" apart on 3 parchment-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with salt. Bake pans one at a time in a preheated 350° oven until just barely set and slightly puffy (7-9 min.), rotating pan halfway through. Cookies will appear slightly underbaked when done. Cool completely on pans set on wire racks.

Good to Know:

  • For the most beautiful cookies, lightly press a few chocolate pieces into the dough balls just before baking.
  • Find Kowalski's Refrigerated Peanut Butter in the Dairy Department.