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chocolate peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are so thick and chewy and they're everyone's favorite flavor combo - chocolate and peanut butter!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12 large cookies
Calories 283kcal


  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder optional but recommended
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat together the butter and sugars until well combined.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until just combined.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until a soft dough forms.
  • Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 balls of cookie dough.
  • Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes exactly. Cookies will look slightly underdone, but will firm up as they cool.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the pan before removing to a cooling rack.



For smaller cookies, use a medium cookie scoop and bake for 9 minutes.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg