Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have never been keen on putting chocolate chips in peanut butter cookies--or in anything else with peanuts or peanut butter, for that matter. In the 1970s Reese's TV ads--"You got chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got peanut butter on my chocolate!"--I always thought both complainants had a valid gripe, and they should not make up in the end. I realize that I'm in a minority here, but peanut butter and chocolate do not make a good match. On this point I will not yield.

But I decided to give these cookies a try anyway. They are surprisingly good peanut butter cookies--by far the thickest I've ever seen. I prefer peanut butter cookies to be made with creamy peanut butter rather than chunky, but I can overlook this flaw.

If you are a weirdo who actually likes peanut butter and chocolate together, well, these should suit you well. For me, I enjoy the cookies right up until a chunk of chocolate gets into a bite. Then it's like hearing a wrong note in a nice Mozart sonata.

Will I buy it again? 



  1. I'm really not a fan of any of the cookies in this type of bag package from TJs, they are all thick and kind of soft and have the texture of a fresh soft cookie that went stale. The molasses version was pretty good but i go for the triple ginger crunchy cookies when i want a bold soiced type of cookie
    You are insane. Peanut butter and chocolate is amazing together as a flavor combo!!

  2. You and me both. Why ruin my PB cookie by putting chocolate in it. I think I'm the only person on the planet that hates CC cookies.