Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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This recipe was featured in our Sunday paper and I just had to try it. Kids really love the peanut butter surprise inside the cookie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 363 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Added egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Blend confectioners' sugar with remaining peanut butter until smooth. Roll into 24 balls, 1 in. each. Divide dough into 24 pieces; flatten each into a 3-in. circle.
  3. Place one peanut butter ball on each circle; bring edges over to completely cover it. (Dough may crack; reshape cookies as needed.) Place cookies with seam side down on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies in Country August/September 1994, p51

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"These cookies taste great, but they are a pain to put together. Because I have to make these gluten free, the dough was much stickier due to the xanthan gum and made it near impossible to work with. If I were to make these again, I would turn them into thumbprint cookies just for the ease of the preparation. Great taste though!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"yes, really good cookies. Definitely will make again"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"SO good! The only problem I had with them is the difficulty it takes to "assemble" the cookies. The peanut butter mixture is supposed to be completely enclosed in the chocolate dough. It is simply said........ impossible, (at least with my experience).

They are very sweet, so don't be afraid to eliminate some of the sugar. The peanut butter dough is sticky and hard to deal with so you can refrigerate it or freeze it some to make it easier. Overall, they were delicious! Just be aware of the effort and frustration it might require of you!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"The first time I made these my sister asked how I got the peanut butter inside the cookie. I've never had anyone turn them down!!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Rich decadent good - but they are HUGE - Next time I will definitely make this into 48 cookies insteas of 24 - given the calorie count this will be a major improvement"

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