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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro
Yield 3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
This simple mix-and-drop chocolate peanut butter cookie dough comes together in minutes and may not even require a shopping trip, thanks to its pantry-friendly ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 2/3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 20.5 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 106 mg
  • calcium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.

  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in minichips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.