Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Print Recipe Print Recipe

Note: this was posted before becoming a gluten-free blog. Contains gluten.

Twenty-eight years ago, today, my husband was born.

Sixteen years later, we were celebrating the fact that we no longer had to ask our parents to drive us to the movies. Talk about a birthday gift.

It’s now been thirteen years of celebrating this big guys birthday and I have to say, I have fallen more in love with him each year that has gone by. Honestly.

My husband is blessing in my life. He truly has the biggest, most loving heart and soul. He’s always the first one there to offer a hand to a stranger, a friend in need and of course, those that are close to him. I am grateful everyday – okay, so maybe there’s a few days where I’m stubborn and chose not to be grateful, but in my heart, I always am.

All that said, today, I’d like to wish my husband a beautiful (stress-free) day, that’s full of laughter, love and peace. Ben, I love you, from the bottom of my heart and look forward to the many birthday’s to come. Cheers to you!

I find that sometimes a warm, homemade {chocolate chip} cookie and a glass of cold milk is just what you need to say, I love you. Whether it’s for yourself, a friend, neighbor, celebration of a loved one or someone who’s ill, it’s the little things that count.

{With Style and Grace}

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

{Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod and Savory Sweet Life}


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of chocolate & peanut butter chips – or try any “chip” combination that sounds good to you


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Using your electric mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars (white and brown) until it is nice and fluffy. Mix for about five minutes to ensure it’s all nice and creamy.

Next, add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and beat for about 2 minutes.  Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until well combined. Careful not to overmix. Mix in the chocolate chips & choc/peanut butter chips. With an ice cream scooper, scoop the dough and drop onto your prepared baking sheet.

Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes. Remove and let cool for five minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy a cookie or two!

As you all know by know, we like to freeze a bag full of cookies. It’s the cold, crunchy bite, yet soft inside that has you think, “damn, this is good”, which is almost as good as a warm cookie – for us at least.

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  • Eat Drink Pretty

    These look beautiful and delicious. Mmmmm, warm cookies with milk, there is nothing better!

    Happy birthday to your husband (who sounds amazing, by the way)!

  • Tory

    Yum! I’m now planning a chocolate chip cookie baking afternoon! 😉
    Happy birthday to Ben, who I can vouch for DOES always lend a hand to all! (aka offering to pick up my daughter from daycare during a move!) Love that guy! 🙂

  • Heidi

    Those look delicious! Happy Birthday to your wonderful husband. Hope he has a wonderful day.

  • postcards and pretties

    oh my goodness! those cookies looks amazing!!

    happy birthday to your hubby!

  • Maria

    The cookies look great! Happy birthday to your husband!

  • Sharon Garofalow

    I just love you, Lisa. You are truly inspiring in so many ways and I love to read your blog. You get more than just recipes and pretty pictures. You truly give yourself to this blog and we are all so lucky to have you. Happy birthday to your hubby!

  • Claire

    AWWWWWW!!! How cute! Happy Birthday to your husband!!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a sweet sentiment to your husband and a lovely batch of cookies to celebrate! Thank you for sharing this adorable post and birthday wish to your hunny. 🙂

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    There’s something so splendid about a batch of well prepared, chewy, fresh out of the oven cookies. Looks like these would totally hit the spot.

  • Leela

    SWEET words and a sweet treat. Happy BDAY to your hubby. May you always be his best birthday gift. And may all women have the loving relationship you two have.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)

    cookies look great. found you from tartlette’s blog. wish i woulda gone to santa fe b/c I too love photography, champagne, and popcorn with lots of nooch (and stevia) salty/sweet combo. I read your about page and could relate 🙂

  • Linda Baker

    How sweet Lisa and I love the photos it make me want a cookie!

  • chey

    Oh my gosh,
    I find that to be sooo true.
    If I have a bad day I just go to the kitchen, grab the ingreidients and make some.