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Dark chocolate peanut butter cookies

2013 June 7
by Emily Hill

These dark chocolate peanut butter cookies came about after creating a new recipe (yay me!) for an upcoming guest post on Barbara Bakes. I decided that recipe was so yummy I needed to take that same decadent chocolate cookie and change up the mix-ins…just for fun of course.

Dark chocolate peanut butter cookies

You’ll have to wait for the recipe to discover what was in the first batch!

This time I tried dark chocolate chips and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups. They were divine. As in “eat them fresh from the oven after they’ve cooled a couple minutes” divine. The chocolate cookie dough recipe is a keeper for sure. I think next time we’ll try chopped Twix. Lots of chopped Twix.

Printable recipe for dark chocolate peanut butter cookies below.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
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Use this chocolate cookie dough and your choice of mix-ins. For this recipe we tried dark chocolate chips and chopped Reese's peanut butter cups. They were divine!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup Ghirardelli natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla and beat another 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently fold in dark chocolate chips and Reese's.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets and press slightly to flatten.
  6. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Jennifer permalink
    June 7, 2013

    These look delicious! And I love ghirardelli cocoa–it’s my fave. Definitely making these for movie night sometime soon.


    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m dying to try them with Twix!
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  2. June 10, 2013

    Gah! Get in my belly!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Sorry. They all went in mine.
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  3. June 12, 2013

    gimme, gimme, gimme!


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