• 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of crumbed heath bars or toffee bits


  1. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; whisk to mix well and set aside.
  3. Beat softened butter on low to medium speed for 30 seconds and gradually add sugar, increasing the speed, and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time until well combined. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract. Be sure ingredients are well combined.
  5. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits (if mixtures looks too runny, put batter in fridge for 5-10 minutes).
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, drop the dough onto the parchment paper, spacing each about 3 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time until cookies are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove cookie sheet from cooking rack and let stand for 5-10 minutes until cookies firm up slightly. Transfer cookies directly to cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes: 20 very large cookies | Total Time: 45 minutes

recipe_michelleAbout the Chef

Name of Chef: Michelle Kolker
Family Members: Matt, Ethan (9), Jordan (7), and Liam (3) Kolker
Community of Residence: Del Sur
Hobbies & Interests: Yoga, running, karaoke, reading
Favorite Local Activity: Hanging out with family and friends at Jacqueline Pool in Del Sur
About the Recipe: My brother’s girlfriend created this recipe when she was in school to become a chef, and when Matt & I got engaged, she gave us the recipe, along with all of the baking ware to make the cookies, for our engagement party gift. The cookies were such a hit with friends that I made them often. One day, I decided to add mixed up toffee bits and the rest is history!
About the Chef: Michelle is a San Diego native who loves living in Del Sur with her husband and three active boys. She is an attorney turned Realtor, and works with her husband Matt at Kolker Real Estate Group. She Is actively involved at Design39Campus, where her older two boys go to school. Michelle is very grateful to be part of such a close-knit community with such great values. She loves hanging out with neighbors in the backyard and travelling.