Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies-These decadent chocolate cookies are loaded with peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies are for you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter, the Perfect Combo

Chocolate and peanut butter, two of my all-time favorite things, especially when combined. But do you know what makes chocolate and peanut butter even better? When you turn the two ingredients into a decadent cookie!

If you are a chocolate peanut butter fan, you will LOVE these cookies! The chocolate peanut butter combo is spot, just make sure you have a glass of milk close by because these chocolate peanut butter cookies are rich and that is a very good thing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the ultimate chocolate peanut butter cookies because they are loaded with goodness. The rich and decadent chocolate cookies have peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips inside. I don’t mess around, I go ALL out when it comes to chocolate and peanut butter.

For this recipe, I chop up peanut butter cups so you get big chunks of peanut butter cups in every cookie. This is a great recipe for using up leftover Halloween candy. I always steal my boy’s candy so I can make these cookies:) If you are wondering what kind of cookie to make with leftover candy, MAKE THESE! You won’t be disappointed.

Tips for Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and will be a family favorite. Here are a few tips to help you bake the most perfect chocolate peanut butter cookies.

  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder for this cookie recipe. The cocoa will give the cookies a rich chocolate flavor that goes great with the peanut butter.
  • Chop the peanut butter cups into chunks that are a little bigger than the chocolate chips. Stir them in with a spatula, don’t mix them in with a mixer or they will get too smashed.
  • I like to use these peanut butter chips. You can find them at a lot of grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, you can order them online.
  • I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate chips if you prefer milk chocolate.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on top of the cookies before baking. You will love the salty kick!
  • Don’t over bake the cookies. You want the cookies to be soft in the center and set around the edges when you take them out of the oven. The cookies will finish baking as they cool on the baking sheets.
  • While the cookies are cooking on the baking sheet, lightly press extra chopped peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips into the cookies. You don’t have to do this, but it make the cookies extra pretty and extra delicious. You can’t go wrong with extra peanut butter cups and chips!
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the chocolate peanut butter cookies for up to 2 months.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies! If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you are in for a real treat!
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined.
  • With a spatula, stir in the peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips.
  • Form the cookie dough into balls with your hands or with a cookie scoop, about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.
  • Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set around the edges but still soft in the center. Don't over bake.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. While cookies are cooling, gently press additional chopped peanut butter cups and chips onto the tops of the cookies. This is optional but will make the cookies extra pretty and extra delicious.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I always chop up the peanut butter chips and then freeze them for half an hour before adding to the cookie batter. I find the pieces stay intact much better this way.

  2. hi! I love your cookies — specifically your chocolate lovers chocolate chip cookie changed the type of cookies my cookie-loving family eats! They are always a crowd-pleaser. However, I’ve tried a few of your chocolate cookies lately and wonder why you skip adding baking powder?? I find the cookies spread a lot (b/c of the baking soda) and are very thin — they lack the big chewy bite your chocolate chip cookies offer. I’d love to understand if I should just add in the baking powder or if you’re skipping it for some specific reason? Thanks!