Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m in a cookbook kind of mood this week. Enter Martha Stewart.

For the record, I find Martha as intimidating as most women like me do. You know, the women who can’t tie ribbons or decoupage their way out of a perfectly wrapped present. In fact, I’m not even sure what decoupage is. We had an intern once who was really into it, though.

Intimidating or not, I love Martha’s cookbooks. Her baking book on cookies is a constant goldmine. This is a recipe from her book, except IΒ made some changes. That’s just my way!

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

The summer is ending, and with it, everyone’s hoping that the D.C. crime wave settles down. For many reasons all intersecting at the same time, this has been the worst crime season in a long time, and it’s pretty scary.

If you know the basics about Washington, D.C., then you know that we’re known for a lot of not-so-pleasant problems, like the aforementioned crime rate and the number one worst traffic in the country. Considering that D.C. isn’t even a warm-weather destination, a lot of people wonder why this area attracts so many people.

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

The thing about D.C. is that it has its own magic. In the autumn, parts of the city actually smell like cinnamon and cloves. I have no idea how or why, but it’s true. And while visiting the monuments and historic places is an obvious attraction, along with the free Smithsonian museums, there’s so much more to do.

D.C. has character. From the four quadrants of the city (two of which boast fun waterfront areas) to the independent shops and restaurants, I can spend an entire summer just tooling around, taking everything in. So if you’re ever heading to D.C., let me know! I’ll tell you all the good stuff about my adopted hometown and leave the negative reporting to the local newspapers.

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

And I’ll tell you where you can get the best cookies. I mean, my kitchen, obvi. But other places, too.

These cookies are mainly chocolate chip with just a hint of peanut butter and a slightly bigger hint of cinnamon. If you’ve never had these three flavors together, it’s time to get with it. This particular trifecta is worth sampling.

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are soft, chewy, and like all Martha recipes, full of the best stuff. I mean, I put a whole cup and a half of chocolate chips in here. And while the recipe makes a ton of cookies (I baked in multiple batches so I didn’t precisely count, but at least 35), there’s only a half stick of butter in the whole thing. So you’ll want to pop at least three of these at a time.

Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha always has something to offer. And so does D.C., our nation’s capital. Both have been exposed as imperfect, but who cares? Perfection is boring and lacks character. Besides, I’m all about taking the positive and focusing on that!


Cinnamon PB Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 and 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add both sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, stirring again. Gradually add flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Fold in the chocolate chips and vanilla with a mixing spoon until well distributed. Refrigerate dough for an hour until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Martha Stewart is definitely in her own class, that’s for sure! I do love her cookbooks, though. These chocolate chip cookies sound fantastic, Mir! Love the cinnamon and peanut butter in here. What a fun twist on a classic treat!
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    1. Mir

      Her cookbooks are amazing. I feel both awed and inspired when I read them!

  2. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Martha Stewart’s recipes are AWESOME. Love chocolate chip cookies! And these PB chocolate chip cookies look delicious, Mir! Addition of cinnamon sounds incredible here.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Anu! Cinnamon is always a good idea.

  3. Linda @ Today She Loves

    Agreed, Martha Stewart is awesome! I have her collection of books from cupcakes, cakes and cookies. I didn’t get the pie book though.

    Washington and Seattle are on my list of consideration to visit Thanksgiving break or the opposite direction of Colorado and Chicago.

    And oh boy, this recipe calls for brown sugar. You know a cookie will be delish when it has brown sugar!
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    1. Mir

      I meant Washington, D.C., as opposed to the state. But they both are fun vacay destinations! Brown sugar is the best. no question!

  4. Medha @ Whisk and Shout

    These cookies look delicious- and you’re making me sad! I’m moving into Wesleyan today and missing DC already πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Good luck at Wesleyan! D.C. will be here when you get back, no worries!

  5. Amanda

    The combination of cinnamon and peanut butter in these cookies sounds heavenly. There’s nothing like a chocolate chip cookie to instantly put you in a good mood. πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      That is so true! They definitely help my mood. No doubt about it!

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I totally find Martha intimidating too… I can barely tie my shoes properly, so clearly I do not make bows or do whatever that fancy sounding thing you mentioned is. BUT one thing I can do is EAT (and make) COOKIES… preferably daily. πŸ™‚ I have never had cinnamon with my peanut butter and (white) chocolate, but obvi I have been missing out on some serious YUM! I am LOVING these cookies, Mir! They look super soft and crumbly, EXACTLY how I like my cookies!! Pinned! P.S. I have been meaning to go to DC and am definitely planning on fulfilling that one day. And I WILL be hitting you up! πŸ™‚ Cheers, my sweets! <3
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    1. Mir

      Cinnamon is like a universal awesome ingredient. It can go in so many things. I’m feeling the love. But the craft thing? Nope, can’t do that. EVER. Thanks, sweetie!

  7. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    oh my gosh! I can smell the cinnamon right now! nothing is better than baking with fall spices! these look perfect! πŸ˜‰

    1. Mir

      I do love the way those fall spices smell, Michele!

  8. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Mmm I love love cinnamon in anything and everything! these cookies look amazing Mir, I am afraid I won’t be able to resist if they were in front of me!
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    1. Mir

      I definitely didn’t resist, Manali. And I’m not sorry!

  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I didn’t know that the crime rate in D.C is really bad. It has made me a little nervous to go there in a couple of weeks, but I am sure it will be fine.
    This recipe has made me really excited for Autumn though, as it is all about the cinnamon!
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    1. Mir

      No, no, don’t be nervous, Dannii! It’s a great city. That was my point. πŸ™‚ If you want to meet up, let me know! And I’m excited about cinnamon, too…

  10. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    is the crime wave higher over the summer? like petty crimes, like with tourists? that’s so interesting. . I’ve only been to DC once and I loved it. Cinnamon and cloves?! I love that! and these cookies!!! yeah, gotta love Martha. . I totally want to meet her in real life. . I heard she’s a pill though. πŸ˜› love the cinnamon in these cookies!
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    1. Mir

      It’s the heat. When it’s hotter out and lighter outside, people are out more and so crime rates go up. I think the tourists are safe, though. All they do is clog up the subway. πŸ™‚ She is supposed to be scary, but I do love her recipes!

  11. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    I LOVE Martha! I totally consult her when I have a cooking question. I’m not sure about that decoupage business, but I’m sure she knows all about that too! I actually have a friend who was given a subscription to her mag as a joke. My friend loved it so much that she renewed it! I haven’t been to DC in years, but I do remember your traffic and crime sucks. Your museums rock and your cherry blossoms are gorgeous! Oh, and these cookies? I’ll take all 35 please!
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    1. Mir

      The cherry blossoms ARE gorgeous, and so many parts of the city are so pretty. The traffic…not fun. But nobody can be perfect! That’s hilarious about the magazine. I can see how it would get addictive!

  12. Danielle

    I love Martha Stewart too, but she is definitely a bit intimidating. I love that you added cinnamon in these, sounds like such a great addition. These look so soft and moist too!
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    1. Mir

      Intimidating for sure. I’m definitely a little scared of her! Or a lot.

  13. Mira

    I hope the crime rate settles down, too! Love D.C., but haven’t been there in a long time! Love recipes from cookbooks! These cookies sound delicious!
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    1. Mir

      I think it will, now that it’s going to get cooler and people will run inside and not commit crimes. I think that’s why Miami has a high crime rate. It’s always so hot there! Thanks, Mira!

  14. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Gotta love Martha and all her fun crafts and baking!!! I admit I’m a craft junkie…although it’s been awhile because I’ve been baking so much lately! Love these fun cookies! The cinnamon and peanut butter is totally calling my name!!!
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    1. Mir

      I’m very jealous. I wish I loved to craft!

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