Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 24 large cookies
These peanut butter cookies are thick and chewy (like most cookies should be), sweet and salty, and absolutely delicious.
  • 1 cup (4⅝ ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 5⅝ ounces (¾ cup) granulated sugar
  • 4⅛ ounces (1/2 cup) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 x-large eggs, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pretzel pieces (1 ½ ounces)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda, set aside
  2. Using a mixer, in a large bowl beat peanut butter, butter and sugars on high until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined
  4. Reduce speed to low and stir in flour mixture just until combined
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and pretzels
  6. Chill dough for 2 hours
  7. After, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  8. Use a large cookie dough scoop to place cookie dough balls (about ¼ cup each) on top of parchment paper, 1-2 inches apart
  9. Lightly sprinkle cookie dough with sea salt
  10. Bake ~14 minutes until cookies are brown around the edges
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at