These Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are doubly good! Dark chocolate and peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter candies! Add candy eyes if you want to make these cookies spooky for Halloween, but they are delicious all year long.
Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter? If the response to the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Creamer that I shared recently is any indication, the answer is a solid NO. You guys went crazy for that! I’m glad you agree with me about the wonderfulness of peanut butter and chocolate, you are my people.
I wanted to make a cute cookie for Halloween. I am very much in the “cute spooky” camp instead of the “gross, scary” camp when it comes to Halloween, especially the food. A cute little ghost or pumpkin, I’m all for that. But this time of year my Pinterest feed fills with Halloween ideas, and some of the over the top gory stuff just grosses me out! Call me a party pooper, but you will never see that stuff on this blog. So, in the spirit (get it?! 😆) of fun Halloween treats, I bring you these Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. With optional candy googly eyes, for the spook factor. I call them Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies because they have both double chocolate AND double peanut butter, but also because it reminds me of the Song of the Witches: “Double, Double, toil and trouble” in MacBeth.
But, really, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to make these Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. You can make them any time of year – there is no season for chocolate and peanut butter!
Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Candies
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- candy eyes optional
- coarse salt for sprinkling cookies optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use silpat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time and then vanilla. Beat in peanut butter until just combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in peanut butter candies and chocolate chips.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough at a time (you can use a cookie scoop, I use my ice cream scoop!) onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt if using.
- Bake cookies for 11 minutes, remove from oven and top with candy eyes (if using). Return to oven for another 2 minutes. If not adding candy eyes, just bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are firm.
- Cool on baking sheet (they will be soft before they cool and may fall apart if you try to transfer them).
Cheryl Masters says
I have really been craving some coffee creamer that tastes like I want it to, and I just found it. I must admit that I’m not overly fond of cream or half and half. Weird, right? (No, what’s really weird is that my tablet will no longer let me type capitals.) But I do love the taste of sweet,cold milk so I just use that. I’m definitely not averse to nutter butter cookies, Reese’s peanut butter cups, etc. But I’m willing to bet that this creamer will satisfy my craving and make me feel totally decadent. Yummm. Did you happen to red any articles about vanilla lately? Crops were destroyed, big shortage, some of the less scrupulous are trying to age them artificially, and some of them are just selling them green. So,if your vanilla tastes a little off, that’s why. I, myself, am going to go find, my regular, and if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, I might just buy 2 bottles. I’m just sayin… I hope all of you have a wonderful new year.
Hi Cheryl, I didn’t know that about vanilla. I usually buy a big bottle at costco and it is a really great quality and price. I hope you enjoy this creamer!
Izzy @ she likes food says
Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combinations ever!! These cookies are so cute and festive 🙂
Thank you Izzy! Peanut Butter and Chocolate are the best!
Jane, The Heritage Cook says
You are totally speaking to my heart with this recipe Meghan! Gorgeous and tantalizing – I want a whole batch!
Yay, thank you Jane!