Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have the perfect peanut butter and chocolate combo, making them one wicked sweet treat you can’t go wrong with. These cookies have the perfect balance of sweetness, creaminess, and chocolate flavor, which makes them a total crowd-pleaser.Give them a try once, and they are sure to quickly become one of your favorite cookies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Creamy: Peanut butter lovers absolutely need to try out this cookie recipe. It has the perfect creamy peanut butter flavor but with the deliciousness of chocolate flavor added in.
  • Delicious: Think of them as an upgrade to the classic chocolate cookies, and of all the cookie recipes I’ve tried, this is one is my favorite.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s all you’ll need to make these delicious peanut butter cookies.

  • Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter (Softened): Provides richness and moisture to your cookies, creating a tender, flavorful base.
  • Light Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar: Sweeten the cookies, with brown sugar adding a hint of molasses flavor that complements the chocolate and peanut butter well.
  • Large Eggs: Act as a binding agent in your dough, helping to hold your cookies together as they bake.
  • Light Corn Syrup: Adds extra sweetness and helps create a soft, chewy texture in your cookies.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavors in your cookies, adding a touch of sweetness that complements the bold flavors of the chocolate and peanut butter.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Forms the structure of your cookies, allowing them to hold their shape while baking.
  • Hershey Dark Cocoa Powder: Infuses your cookies with a deep, rich chocolate flavor, creating a perfect balance with the peanut butter chips.
  • Cornstarch: Helps your cookies achieve a soft, tender texture by preventing the formation of too much gluten.
  • Baking Soda: Acts as a leavening agent, helping your cookies rise and spread during baking.
  • Salt: Enhances all the flavors in your cookies, balancing out the sweetness and intensifying the chocolate and peanut butter flavors.
  • Peanut Butter Chips: Melt into your cookies as they bake, creating pockets of creamy, nutty peanut butter flavor that perfectly complement the rich chocolate.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies?

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the chocolate and peanut butter cookies.

Step 1: Prep the Oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or some parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix the Wet Ingredients

Using a stand mixer or a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy

Step 3: Prep the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms

Step 4: Add Peanut Butter Chips

Fold in 1 1⁄2 C of peanut butter chips

Step 5: Make Cookie Dough Balls

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Coat the top of the cookie dough balls with the remaining peanut butter chips

Step 6: Bake Cookies

Place the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet and light press into a thick disk. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until firm around the edge. Allow the chocolate peanut butter cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.

Expert Tips

Think you’re ready to make these delicious cookies? Here are some additional tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.

  • Chewy: To get the perfect chewy cookies, you might want to make sure they’re perfectly cooked, but not overcooked and dry.
  • Butter: Remember not to use melted butter- just softened butter. If your butter seems to have melted, you may want to let the cookie dough chill for a while in the refrigerator before baking the cookie dough balls.
  • Chill Dough: Remember to cover the chilled dough with some plastic wrap when you refrigerate it.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder can be a great alterative to baking soda for this recipe. Remember that baking powder results in a different texture in cookies when used as an alternative to baking soda.

Equipment

  • Mixing Dough: If you don’t have a stand mixer, to make the cookie dough, you can use a hand mixer instead.
  • Silicone Baking Mats: I prefer using silicone baking mats over parchment paper, because they can be reused multiple times. I love baking cookies, and they always turn out so easy to use over my baking sheet.

Variations

  • Sugar: I’ve used granulated sugar for this recipe, because it gives the best results when it comes to baking cookies. I also prefer using light brown sugar, but you could also make do with dark brown sugar if you want a more intense flavor.
  • Natural Peanut Butter: You can also consider adding some natural peanut butter into the mixture if you want to. Adding peanut butter will lend the chocolate peanut butter cookies a more divine, creamy flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips: I also like to add chocolate chips in addition to the peanut butter chips to lend the cookies a more chocolatey flavor. You could also consider starting off with a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, and then add in some creamy peanut butter to make these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Storage Instructions

  • Container: Storing these creamy chocolate peanut butter cookies is super easy. All you need to do is allow them to cool down completely before you transfer them to an airtight container and then store them at room temp for up to a week.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 1⁄2 C light brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C Hershey dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 C peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Prep the OvenPreheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or some parchment paper.
  2. Step 2: Mix the Wet IngredientsUsing a stand mixer or a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Step 3: Prep the Dry IngredientsWhisk the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms
  4. Step 4: Add Peanut Butter ChipsFold in 1 1⁄2 C of peanut butter chips
  5. Step 5: Make Cookie Dough BallsUsing a medium cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough into your hand and roll it into a ball. Coat the top of the cookie dough balls with the remaining peanut butter chips
  6. Step 6: Bake CookiesPlace the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet and light press into a thick disk. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until firm around the edge. Allow the chocolate peanut butter cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 629mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 5gSugar: 49gProtein: 15g

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