These Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Chunk Cookies are my new favorite cookie flavor, and they just might be yours too! Such a fun spin on classic cookies that are perfect for the holiday season, or just when you’re craving a delicious treat.
Ah, cookies. It’s that time of year where baking is at an all time high, and cookies are what everyone is loving. Whether it’s super unique cookie that stands out, or it’s the best take on a classic cookie recipe. Cookies are on everyone’s mind.
I have to admit, I haven’t really played with new cookie recipes in a while. I have dozens of unique recipes I’ve created for cookies, and I pretty much just rotate our family favorites.
However, when my friend Natasha said she was doing her yearly cookie bake-off with many of her online friends, I decided to see what I could come up with. In years past I’ve participated and made these Cherry Pecan Thumbprint Cookies and also these Chewy Chocolate with Coffee Glaze, and both were amazing!
(Be sure to stick around at the end of this recipe for all the rest of the cookie recipe ideas!)
This year I decided to combine two of my family’s favorite classic cookie flavors, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies, and add a little twist with some marshmallows. Instead of chocolate chips, I thought chocolate chunks would be great, using semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate. This recipe is based a bit more closely on my peanut butter cookie recipe, with the additions of the chocolate and marshmallows.
I used a cookie dough baller with these, then rolled by hand to ensure they were all just about the same size. When placing them on the cookie sheet, try to put the side with the most marshmallows on the top so it doesn’t melt all over your sheet. They’ll be delicious no matter what, though!
Once placed on the cookie sheet, slightly press down on tops of the cookies with a flat hand, then sprinkle with coarse kosher salt. This is totally optional, but it does add another element to the cookie.
When the cookies come out of the oven they will still be very soft, and some of the edge may run out on your pan. Carefully push any melted marshmallow or chocolate back into the cookie, following the cookie shape. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5-10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.These cookies are so delicious! The inside is soft with slightly crispy edges. The chocolate and marshmallow is melty goodness with just the right amount of peanut butter. These are honestly my new favorite cookie!
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks (4 oz bar)
- 1 cup milk chocolate chunks (4 oz bar)
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- coarse kosher salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Begin by adding the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg to a medium bowl and mix together until combined, then set aside. Roughly chop the chocolate into chunks and measure it out to two cups.
- In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg, then the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Slowly incorporate the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Carefully fold in the chocolate chunks and marshmallows.
- Roll into balls, and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Lightly press down on the tops of the cookies to slightly flatten them, then sprinkle with coarse kosher salt.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
- The cookies will still be very soft when taking them out of the oven, some of the marshmallow and chocolate might even slightly run. Using a spatula, gently push the edges that have run and form them back into the cookie shape.
- Leave cookies on the cookie sheet for at least 5 more minutes before moving to racks to cool completely.
- Carefully remove as the marshmallows will be sticky, I used a silicone mat with a silicone spatula which helped greatly to reduce any stickiness.
- Once cookies have cooled, enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container.
What is Houseful Of Cookies?
Houseful of Cookies is an annual, virtual cookie hop, hosted by Natasha Nicholes of Houseful of Nicholes. She really likes playing on the “Houseful” theme when there is more than one of something, and since there’s more than one cookie…here we are. Each year, she gathers a bunch of us from the internet to bake up our epic cookie creations and share them with all of you! It’s a fun time, and we all have dealt with butter, flour, and various flavorings to bring you our goodies each year. This year, we present to you, our cookie hop.
Houseful Of Cookies Participants
Brownie Cookies – Houseful of Nicholes
Chocolate Rolo Surprise Cookies – Good Girl Gone Redneck
The Perfect Christmas Sugar Cookies – Love, Jaime
Cake Mix Santa Cookies – Dairy Carrie
Candy Cane Cookies – Brooklyn Active Mama
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Honest & Truly
Gingersnap Cookies – Divas With A Purpose
Decorated Ugly Sweater Cookies – 100 Directions
Minnie Christmas Headband Cookies – Cutefetti
Birds Nest Cookies – My Crafty Life
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Kenya Rae
Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes – Day by Day in Our World
Not His Mamma’s Tassies – Heather Spins a Yarn
Molded Peanut Butter Cookies – This Mamas Life
Not Your Mama’s Milk & Cookies – Life of a Ginger
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Mama Harris’ Kitchen
Coffee Sandwich Cookies with Browned Buttercream Filling – How Was Your Day?
Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies – Omadarling
Coffee Cookies – Someday I’ll Learn
Toffee Bits Cookies – This Worthey Life
Fruitcake Cookies – Sugar, Spice, & Glitter
Keto Almond Joy Cookies – The Crunchy Mommy
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