Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Let’s just get this out of the way.  I need cookies.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Something about a cookie just makes me feel, when the stress of the season threatens to be my undoing, that everything will be ok, nothing is that bad, and I can cope.  My flavor of the moment is chocolate and peanut butter.  It is really, really working for me, so I took those flavors and made chewy, moist, deeply chocolate cookies studded with peanut buttery chips.   They are a revelation, and far better, and cheaper, than therapy.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

These cookies store very well.  In an air-tight container on the counter you can get five days out of them.  Stored in a zip-top bag in the freezer they last for two months, and if you scoop out the dough and freeze it before baking you can store the cookies for three months.  You can bake them from frozen, just add an extra minute of two to the cooking time.   Remember, a little under-baked is preferable to over-baked with these cookies, so after ten minutes in the oven they are most likely done.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies        Yield 5 dozen

8 ounces (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs, cold
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 – 12 ounce bags peanut butter chips

Heat the oven to 350 F and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy but not fluffy.  Add the vanilla, salt, and melted chocolate and beat on medium-low speed until thoroughly incorporated.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.   Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.  Add the peanut butter chips and mix to distribute evenly.

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Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared sheet pans.  Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and just set at the edges.  Do not over-bake.  Cool on the pan for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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Author: Kelly

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  • RavieNomNoms

    Looks amazing! I bet those cookies are just outstanding!

  • http://www.theblogisthenewblack.wordpress.com Liz @ Blog is the New Black

    I “need” cookies, too. :)

  • http://www.heathersdish.com Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    these are insane…how could you not feel comforted and happy with these!?

  • http://www.howtobaker.com Brian @ howtobaker

    I love the combination of dark chocolate and peanut butter! Your cookies look fantastic with the peanut butter chips. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.jammininthekitchen.blogspot.com Lauren

    Wowsers. We all need cookies in our life :) I think I want to lick my computer screen right now!

  • http://anniesdish.com Annie

    Those look so good! Chewy cookies are the my favorite but when they’re chocolate and peanut butter they really hit the spot!

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  • http://thewannabechef.net Evan Thomas

    Yum! A classic flavor combo that never gets old. I love the abundance of whole chocolate in this recipe :-) Using just cocoa powder doesn’t do the flavor justice some times.

  • http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com Joy

    Those look great.

  • http://kitchenmeditation.com Roxan

    These look delicious! Anything with peanut butter and chocolate gets a huge yes from me. Is it wrong that I just want to reach into the dough in this photo (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5262090131_9b5d7f6dbe_m.jpg) and eat handfuls of it???

  • http://daydreamerdesserts.com Daydreamer Desserts

    Thanks for sharing Kelly, I can’t wait to try these!

  • http://flourdusted.blogspot.com/ briarrose

    Cookies make everything better. 😉 Man these look sinfully good. Peanut butter and delicious chocolate..lovely.

  • http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com Michelle

    Dark chocolate AND peanut butter? Delicious.

  • http://conorbella.wordpress.com Tiffany @ Conor & Bella

    Mmm mmm, I can’t believe I’ve never made cookies like these before. So good!

  • http://livlifetoo.blogspot.com/ Kim-Liv Life

    MMm!!! Dark chocolate, peanut butter and cookie…. you have a winner!!

  • http://wildeinthekitchen.blogspot.com Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen

    These look amazing and are making me very hungry! Chocolate and peanut butter is my all time favorite combo!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com maria

    YUM! I have to make these and soon!

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

    Oh my gosh! these look iiiiincredible!

  • http://gourmetgadgetgal.blogspot.com/ Gourmet Gadget Gal

    I make a similar cookie but hadn’t thought of peanut butter chips- If you haven’t tried that dark chocolate cocoa powder that King Arthur makes you should add it to these cookies. It takes them over the top!

  • http://janiscooking.wordpress.com January/@janiscooking

    i only got three words :) to die for.

  • http://passthesushi.com Kita

    My dad makes something like this every year for Christmas. These and his chocolate chip cookies and I am set. Without them I don’t know if I would be able to open present!
    Yourse look super yummy!

  • http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Yum! I have a bag of peanut butter chips in my pantry just waiting for these cookies. I love chocolate and peanut butter.

  • http://www.stephsbitebybite.com Steph@stephsbitebybite

    Oh my! Chocolate Heaven!!

  • http://www.vinolucistyle.com Barbara | VinoLuciStyle

    Perfect, seriously. Cleaning out pantry, found some PB chips and then you post this my dear. Did I say perfect?

  • http://www.amybakeseverything.com Amy Baked Everything

    These are Evil-Laugh-ing at me! Love this recipe!

  • http://hotpolkadot.com Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot

    These look delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combination ever. I am loving that snowflake bowl of yours too.

  • http://foodwanderings.blogspot.com/ foodwanderings

    I bet my son would love these cookies!! Peanut butter and chocolate you can’t go wrong with that! Delicious looking!!

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  • http://whatsfordinner-fft.blogspot.com/ Culinarian

    These really look sinful! I just might have to try these out.

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