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fudgy center of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 46 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are deep chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips. These cookies are made for chocolate and peanut butter lovers!



  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 oz mini peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


  1. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar and beat together until smooth.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla.
  5. On low speed, add in the melted chocolate and the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips.
  7. Cover the bowl and let the dough sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes to allow the chocolate to set up.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.
  9. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 10-11 minutes. The cookies will still be soft in the middles, but will continue to set up when cooled.
  11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg

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