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.
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).
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.