Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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by on July 17, 2013

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh baked cookies? With back to school season around the corner, this is a fun cookie recipe that kids will love to come home to, or be surprised with when the open their lunch sack at school. I love chocolate and my husband loves peanut butter, so this cookie is the perfect marriage of our taste buds. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

This recipe makes 16 good-sized cookies or 20 small cookies. The small size is good for lunches, but the bigger ones are perfect with an ice cream sundae! Check out the recipe below – you can pin it or print it for later!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • Optional: Chocolate Shavings
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
  2. Next, add in cocoa powder, vanilla, and baking soda and mix until combined. Add eggs and mix until just incorporated.
  3. Slowly add flour and mix until all flour is incorporated.
  4. Roll dough into 2 tablespoon balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Completely cool before topping with peanut butter & chocolate shavings.

Recipe adapted from this FoodNetwork recipe.

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