Double Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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.
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autum Recipes, Easy Recipes, Halloween, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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).

Notes

Adapted from Food 52
*I used conventional peanut butter, as I always do when baking.  I'm not sure how these would turn out with natural peanut butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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