Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Marshmallow Center

Prep 25 mins
Cook 9 mins
Add'l 5 mins
Total 39 mins

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I am having surgery on Wednesday. To say that I am a little angsty about it, would be like saying Lindsay Lohan just needs a long nap. Now to be fair, this isn’t some super scary surgery — I am having my wisdom teeth removed. I have all 4 and they are impacted…because instead of getting them out like I should have at 15, I pretended like they didn’t exist.

I know most normal people have these out in their teens and it’s not a huge deal. I get that. But I am BIG baby and am so not good with pain. Also, I have never had to have any kind of surgery in my life. I broke my arm when I was super young and don’t remember it all. So for me, this is freak out worthy and I probably won’t sleep a wink before Wednesday.

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I have successfully avoided having this surgery for 10 years, but apparently my luck has run out. In hindsight, I really should have done it when my Mom was paying the bill instead of me. πŸ˜‰

They are also going to do a few other little things while they are in there, but they were tossing out big words with scary sounding drills. All I know is I have to show up on Wednesday morning with no make up, no nail polish and in tennis shoes. I won’t be able to eat real food for days and apparently my cheeks are going to swell up like a chipmunk.

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So in preparation, I have been eating everything in sight. I figure I will do like a bear and load up now, that way I won’t be hangry (hungry + angry) for the next 3-5 days after the surgery. And what better way to carb-o-load than cookies??

These cookies are a twist on the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. It’s the same base (since that peanut butter cookie is da bomb diggity), but with dark chocolate chunks and marshmallow centers. They are melt in your mouth perfect when they are warm and the marshmallow centers are melted!

Yield: 18 large cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Marshmallow Center

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Marshmallow Center set on a black cooling rack and on a wooden surface

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Marshmallow Center are the ultimate peanut butter cookie recipe. Don't even try to resist these chocolate chunk cookies with gooey marshmallow filling!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
  • 54 mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars, until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add in the flour mixture on low speed. Stir until dough forms. Then stir in chocolate chunks by hand.
  5. Using your hands, form balls of dough with 2 heaping tablespoons of dough. Flatten cookie dough (to form a disk shape) and place 3 mini marshmallows in the center. Fold back up the cookie into ball so the marshmallows are surrounded by cookie. Place cookie on baking sheet and then gently press down the cookie dough into a disk shape. (The cookies do not spread very much, so if you leave them in a ball – you will have ball shaped cookie blobs.)
  6. Bake for 9 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool. Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Note: Cookies will not spread much at all and will look like they are not done baking. But I promise they are! Once they finish cooling, the cookie and chocolate will become firm and you will have a magically soft and crumbly cookie!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

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46 Responses
  1. Sue

    Hi, I made these cookies, but instead of peanut butter I added melted chocolate. The cookies spread πŸ™ and made a big YUMMY mess….. and the marsmellows kinda melted into the cookie base πŸ™

    What did I do wrong? should I put cocoa instead of the melted chocolate? Can you tell me how to bake this without the Pbutter pls…..

  2. Julia

    Yum! These are just like scotcheroos only in cookie form. They are a little hard to put together, but they are yummy. I don’t know if i did anything wrong, but my dough was very crumbly and had to be squished together to stick. I would also add less choclate chips, but overall delish!

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Had my wisdom teeth out about a month or so ago! I was scared to death but they knocked me out and I didn’t feel a thing! ooo and ps. the marshmallow centers in the cookies are amazing!

  4. Shelby

    I made these tonight using white chocolate chips in place of the chocolate chunks and they were really really good! Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. ErinsFoodFiles

    #1 These cookies look delicious.

    #2 I saw you posted something about surgery and I was like “HUH!? I need to find out!!” but never did. (Bad friend I am.)

    I hope you are recovering well!

  6. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    I hope surgery went ok, and that recovery was fast too. I took my last one this past December just before the Christmas time and could eat anything :/
    Those cookies look irresistible!

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  8. Nutmeg Nanny

    Good luck with your surgery, I’m sure everything will be fine! These cookies look amazing, I love them πŸ™‚

  9. Celestine

    Good luck Girly! I feel for ya. I hate the dentist and all the stuff that goes along with that sort of stuff. Take care!!!!!

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I hope everything goes super smooth for you and you’re waited on hand and foot for a while πŸ™‚ No straws, hot or cold food! Or you know… that’s what I was told back in the 90s anyway.

  11. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    This sounds like an epic sugar explosion. I still have three of my wisdom teeth and no insurance. I hope the surgery went well and they gave you good meds.

  12. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Ahh, good luck with your teeth fixin’ All the better to chew on some of these bad boys πŸ˜‰

  13. Jenn@The Boiled Noodle

    These look amazing!! Cannot wait to try…they truly have something to please everyone in my house! Good luck on the surgery! Hope it all goes well!

  14. Abby

    good luck, Jessica! i hope your surgery goes well! i’ve yet to have my wisdom teeth removed (I’m fifteen) and the whole ordeal seems to be pretty scary! cookies are definitely a good idea – and these look amazing! can’t wait to give them a try – that marshmallow center…yum!

  15. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry

    I got my wisdom teeth removed last year and honestly it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I just ate chocolate pudding while people waited on me hand and foot for 2 days. These cookies with their marshmallow center would get rid of any pre surgery jitters. Good luck on wed Jessica!

  16. Joanne

    Good luck girl! I have all four of mine also, but they’re all I think it’s all good. Dental procedures scare me so much…eep!

    I like your method of coping though. Maybe I’ll sympathy cope with a batch of these!

  17. claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    and I’m sorry about your surgery πŸ™ I drank like 14 milkshakes after my wisdom teeth came out. and mashed potatoes.

  18. Hosanna

    I was all about daiquri milk shakes from baskin robbins after Wisdom teeth. That was the best part for me. drink milkshakes… thanks for this amazing cookie recipe. PS. I try alot of these recipes and love them so.

  19. Ashley

    I had mine taken out about 2 years ago and I was the same way – completely freaking out before hand. Wasn’t as bad as I thought : ) Although apparently I was so happy it was over when they woke me up from the anesthesia that I started telling the doctor and nurses jokes (um what? I do not tell jokes ever in real life. like ever). They told me all about it when i came back in for a follow-up appointment haha

  20. Marcia JimΓ©nez

    Jessica, best vibes from Costa Rica!!! I didn’t had wisdom teeth so I don’t know from first hand, but my sister in law is the most coward person on earth and she did well after the doctor took all 4 out of her when she was like 28… She enjoyed some days eating my moms delicious soup and defrosted ice cream all day. I hope you can have a similar no pain experience!

  21. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    Ahh, good luck on your surgery! (I typed “sugary” instead “surgery” there, bah!) If it makes you feel any better, I had all of my wisdom teeth removed in college, did it under general anesthesia and by the time we were on the way home I was asking my mom to do through the drive-thru for a milkshake. I couldn’t eat solid foods for about 5 days, but I wasn’t in too much pain. Hopefully you have the same results!

  22. Laura@bakinginpyjamas

    Hope all goes well and that your not in too much pain. Enjoy your cookies!While your healing you should make plans for a delicious, decadent cake to munch upon as a treat to yourself, it’ll give you something to look forward to πŸ™‚
    Best wishes,

  23. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Eat all the solids you can before that surgery, girl! And freeze a couple of these for later… after you’ve recovered! You’ll do fine. Best of luck! Also… this is the most amazeballs cookie ever. Ever ever.

  24. steph@stephsbitebybite

    Peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies already sound fabulous but then you stuff them with marshmallows and these cookies become delectably outrageous!

  25. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    these look adorable!

    And don’t worry about those wisdom teeth – 3 of mine were deeply impacted and I got them out last February. Uncomfortable, yes, but that’s the worst of it. Biggest advice – DO NOT take percocets or whatever pain killers they prescribe without really coating your stomach beforehand… it was not a pretty picture for me! Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Ice Cream! xx

  26. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Good luck with the surgery! I had two out in high school but the other two waited until I was about 25. You’ll be okay!

  27. Doug Rice

    Good luck with the surgery! I’d say it’s fairly normal to be uneasy about any kind of dental surgery, so your in good company. Great-looking cookies. And great prep for your gastronomic hibernation ;-D

  28. Eva @ Eva Bakes

    Good luck with the surgery! I had mine out before, and the good news is that you get an excuse to eat lots and lots of ice cream afterwards! Whoo hoo!

  29. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen

    Your cookies look amazing, I love the idea of the marshmallow centre! Wishing you loads of luck with your surgery, I’m sure it will all be fine.

  30. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    Oh yes, I would definitely stock up on these cookies before going into hibernation. My wisdom teeth were impacted too but I got mine taken out two at a time. Kind of dumb since I had to go through the whole process twice. But it’s really not that bad–of course, I say this because my dentist gave me lots of vicodin pills to keep me numb afterwards πŸ™‚

  31. Madeline

    These look amazing!

    I had to comment re: the wisdom teeth. I had mine out at 24 and had never had surgery before that either. I started crying right before they put my i.v. in (and apparently the meds make you cry harder before you actually pass out). BUT, I had to comment to tell you it’s not that bad! It’s over SO fast, and they do so many of these procedures every day, it’s a breeze. I was a chipmunk for about 2-3 days, and could eat normal food within a week (though it’s really weird at first). You’ll do great!!! πŸ™‚

  32. Tieghan

    LOVE!! Peanut butter cookies in any form are good, but then you went an added marshmallow! Crazy!!

    Good luck with the wisdom teeth! I need to get mine pulled too! Hope it goes smooth and easy for you!

  33. leslie

    Yuck! I had mine out in my early 20’s….Not fun. Not fun at all. Not really painful, I just got sick from the meds. You’ll do fine. πŸ™‚
    Love the cookies.

  34. Courtney @ BakeMeBetter

    These look so good! If I hadn’t just scarfed down a bowl of maple caramel popcorn, I’d go make these now. I had my wisdom teeth out and the minute that IV hit my arm I don’t remember anything. I went to Dunkin’ Donuts after! I hope you have a similar experience. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  35. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love PB and PB cookies in all forms – love the marshmallows here!

    And best of luck with your wisdom teeth! It’s normal to be nervous before something like this but will be sending you good vibes πŸ™‚

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