Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I love a good peanut butter cookie, it reminds me of being a kid! It’s such a classic cookie with the traditional criss cross pattern and soft baked goodness, made with simple ingredients. But times change and new products find their way onto store shelves, like chocolate peanut butter! As if peanut butter couldn’t get any better! It’s the best thing since Nutella (which would probably work just as good in this recipe!). I decided to bake a favourite peanut cookie recipe with the chocolate peanut butter, because everything is better with chocolate, am I right? The kids couldn’t get enough of these, and neither could I!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate peanut butter
  • 3 cups + 2 Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats

Using a hand mixer, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add both eggs and mix on high until combined. Add the vanilla and chocolate peanut butter and mix until combined. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. Cover dough tightly and chill anywhere from half an hour, up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Roll balls of dough, about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie. If you desire, pour 1/3 cup of granulated sugar into a small bowl and lightly roll the balls into the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Press fork into the tops to create the classic criss-cross pattern.

chocolate peanut butter cookieschocolate peanut butter cookiesBake for 11 minutes or until very lightly browned on the sides. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

chocolate peanut butter cookiesThis recipe makes just over 40 cookies, 44 to be exact on this batch!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe type: cookie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate peanut butter
  • 3 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar, for rolling (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  2. Using a hand mixer, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add both eggs and mix on high until combined. Add the vanilla and chocolate peanut butter and mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. Cover dough tightly and chill anywhere from half an hour, up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
  4. Roll balls of dough, about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie. If you desire, pour ⅓ cup of granulated sugar into a small bowl and lightly roll the balls into the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Press fork into the tops to create the classic criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes or until very lightly browned on the sides. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

chocolate peanut butter cookiesThese were amazing warm right out of the oven like most baking is, but I was happy to find that they stayed soft and chewy and just as good at room temperature days later! 

chocolate peanut butter cookiesThe peanut butter taste still shone through in this recipe, but if you are a looking for a true classic peanut butter cookie, go ahead and use your regular jar of peanut butter for these sweet morsels, they will be just as good the old fashioned way!

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Comments

  1. I will definitely be making these this weekend!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    Made these up today, and they are so good, in fact they are so good that the hubby even likes them and he doesn’t even like sweets!

  3. Those look so delicious! I love peanut butter cookies!! How did you manage to get them so perfectly round and the same size?? Great job!

  4. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try them.

  5. I love peanut butter cookies but adding chocolate to them… Heaven!

  6. Ooooh, these look scrumptious! I love peanut butter cookies. And peanut butter and chocolate is always a winner! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I might have to do some baking this afternoon… 🙂

  7. Anne Taylor says:

    Yumm! These cookies sound so good! I love chocolate and peanut butter together!

  8. kathy downey says:

    These are quick,easy and yummy

  9. loucheryl says:

    My hubby is a HUGE peanut butter cookie fan. I have to try this recipe. 🙂

  10. Susan T. says:

    I am going to make these and not share with anyone! lol! Don’t judge!

  11. Nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate together!

  12. Florence C says:

    These look delicious. Can’t go wrong with chocolate peanut butter.

  13. Oh these would never last in my house! Even if I even tried to hide a stash for myself…..the guys would find’em.

  14. I will give these a whirl first of the week. I like baking cookies and peanut butter is one of my faves.

  15. Love that it’s a classic with a twist 🙂

  16. Debbie S. says:

    My kind of Peanut Butter Cookies. I must try! Thanks! Love chocolate!

  17. kristen visser says:

    oh boy just got a craving !! need to make these this weekend

  18. My kids would love these

  19. Victoria Ess says:

    Ooo I love both of these flavours!

  20. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love how you combined chocolate and peanut butter because usually it’s one or the other. These cookies look really good !

  21. MMMmmmm! I have to make these for my family!

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