Cookies are often delicious, but this recipe really adds a level of deliciousness and decadence that you are going to absolutely love. These chocolate chip fluffernutter cookies are incredible. The flavors of peanut butter run through the chewy cookie. The chocolate chips add some sweetness, and then the gooey marshmallow in the middle. There is nothing you can’t like about these cookies.
They look amazing, but they are so easy to make. You would be surprised by how easily you can whip up a batch of these cookies. This peanut butter cookie recipe is a lovely way to bring a sweet and salty flavor together. It will become a firm favorite amongst the whole family.
Why do we love these Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cookies?
The combination of the sweet and creamy peanut butter with the chocolate chips makes the most incredibly heavenly cookies that you are just going to love. The flavors are delicious and the cookies are crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and the melted marshmallow just takes it to another level.
They take no time at all to make, which is great when you have a sweet craving and you need a fix. They are a real crowd-pleaser because they look a lot more complicated than they are to make. There isn’t a huge long list of ingredients either to put these cookies together and when it comes to delicious cookie recipes this is one of the best.
Ingredients – What you need for the Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cookies
When it comes to dry ingredients this is one of the staples you will find in most cookie recipes. Flour provides the base and structure for the cookie dough. We like to use all-purpose flour and you will need 1 cup. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture.
Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie. You only need 1/2 a tsp for this recipe.
Brown sugar will help to give that chewy texture we know and love when it comes to cookies. You only need 1/3 cup of it and it will produce incredible chewy cookies.
The granulated white sugar will add sweetness to these creamy peanut butter cookies. The brown sugar gives the golden brown color but the granulated white sugar adds a level of sweetness. You need 1/3 cup for these baked cookies.
Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/4 teaspoon.
Peanut butter is what will add flavor to these incredible cookies. The taste is just a sensation. You can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter in this recipe, or even your favorite natural peanut butter brand. This recipe needs 1/4 cup of peanut butter.
For this recipe, you need 1/2 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. Unsalted butter is best for this recipe so you can control the flavor.
One large egg is the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The egg yolk also helps with that chewy texture and golden color of the cookies.
You can’t go wrong with the vanilla flavor when it comes to these delicious cookies. You will need 1 tsp of vanilla for this cookie recipe.
The added fun
Finally, you want to add an element of fun to these chewy peanut butter cookies and this is where adding 1 cup of chocolate chips will give them the edge. For this recipe, we used 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Another thing you will need is 7 large marshmallows. You might also want to put some extra peanut butter to the side as well, but this is an optional add-on.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many cookies does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 7 large cookies, but if you want to make a bigger batch just double up the ingredients and make more. They won’t be wasted as we guarantee they will be enjoyed in record time.
What is the secret to making these cookies the best?
When it comes to chewy cookies there are two ingredients that are your powerhouses. The egg and the brown sugar. Those two things will help to make the cookies golden brown and chewy in texture, with that delicious crunch on the outside.
How to make the Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cookies
The best way to start any recipe is to measure out your ingredients and get them all together. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Now you are ready to begin.
Get a large bowl and stir the flour, salt, and baking soda together and set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl you will want to cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars together until light and fluffy, then add the egg and vanilla. Beat all of the ingredients until they are smooth. You can do this with an electric mixer. The paddle attachment is probably best for this.
Now you will want to stir in the flour mixture until well combined. The next stage is to fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide into a cookie dough ball. You will get seven from this batch of cookie dough. You could use a large cookie scoop for this. Then place the dough balls onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Flatten each ball as shown in the pictures. At this point, if you want, you can add a little extra peanut butter on top. It is super tasty but totally optional. Then put a marshmallow in the center of each. Check out the pictures for the next stage but you will want to pinch the cookie dough around the top. It’s okay if some marshmallow is showing. It’s more important for the cookie dough to be under the marshmallow than above, this is so it doesn’t melt over the pan.
Once you have done this with all seven cookies then bake in the center of the oven for 12 minutes. Bake until the edges of the cookies are set. Let cool on the pan for at least ten minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Now enjoy your delightful fluffernutter cookies.
Take this Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cookies to the next level
You could add some peanut butter chips to this recipe instead of chocolate chips. Or do half chocolate chips and half peanut butter chips.
The extra peanut butter makes these more like fluffernutter sandwiches, but it is super tasty so you might want to give that a go.
You could use a spoonful of marshmallow cream instead of the large marshmallows if you prefer. Or gooey marshmallow fluff or mini marshmallows will work just as well.
Why not turn these into fluffernutter chocolate chip cookie bars? Bake them as a whole on the cookie sheet and then you can cut them into bars when they are cooled. Yum!
Chocolate chip fluffernutter cookies
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips *I used 1/2 cup regular milk chips and 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet
- 7 large marshmallows
- extra peanut butter *optional
- Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Stir flour, salt, and baking soda together and set aside.
- Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together until light and fluffy, then add egg, and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
- Stir in the flour mixture until well combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Divide into seven balls onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Flatten each ball as shown in pictures, spread a bit of peanut butter in the center (optional, but extra tasty), and put a marshmallow in the center of each, then pinch cookie dough around the top. It’s okay if some marshmallow is showing. It’s more important for the cookie dough to be under the marshmallow than above (so it doesn’t melt and run out over the pan)
- Bake in the center of the oven for 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are set. Let cool on the pan for at least ten minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.