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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by adding cocoa and chocolate to the best peanut butter cookie recipe. This is a great new version of cookie!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 5


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup (130g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (57g) semi-sweet baking chocolate melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ⅔ cup (206g) all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Place butter and peanut butter in a large bowl. Using a hand or a stand mixer, mix until combined then add both sugars. Cream until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla, melted chocolate, and milk and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Mix in baking soda, cocoa, and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough and place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Using a fork, create a criss cross pattern on the cookies to flatten slightly. (Tip: if the dough starts sticking to the fork, dip it in a bit of granulated sugar.)
  • Bake for 9-13 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown and the tops are no longer glossy. Cool on cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.



Tip: add up to 1 cup of any add-in, like chocolate chips, nuts, or chopped candy.
1-tablespoon cookies: 7-11 minutes
2-tablespoon cookies: 9-13 minutes
Jumbo 1/4 cup cookies: 10-15 minutes
9x13-inch pan: 20-25 minutes


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg