Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

It’s a Rainy day here in Northern Alberta, and what better way to spend the day than but make some chocolate cookies? My husband loves “Peanut butter” everything!  The great debate on my chocolate fetish and his peanut butter is a significant compromise when it comes to cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe and milk

If baked correctly – You won’t need Milk for dunking but for some reason,

 Why does Milk go so well with cookies?

Blog Introduction: We’ve all been there. You’re about to take a bite of a delicious cookie, and suddenly, you have the urge to grab a cold glass of milk. But why is that? What is it about milk that makes it the perfect complement to cookies? Let’s explore this age-old question and see if we can find an answer.

The Science behind it
When you bite a cookie, your mouth produces an enzyme called amylase. Amylase breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars, which release sweetness into your mouth. The milk proteins also help break down the carbohydrates in cookies, allowing more of the sweetness to be released.

In addition, the fats in milk help to coat your mouth, making the sweetness last longer and amplifying the flavour of the cookie. Combining these two factors—the release of sweetness and the coating of fat—makes milk and cookies a perfect match.

So next time you’re enjoying a nice plate of cookies, don’t forget to grab a cold glass of milk! And if you’re ever feeling adventurous, try out different types of milk—from whole milk to almond milk—and see how they change the taste of your favourite cookies. Who knows, you might find a new favourite!

chocolate and peanut butter mixed in a bowl

Why Peanut Butter and Chocolate Go So Well Together in Baked Goods

Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic flavour combination that can be found in all sorts of desserts, from brownies and cookies to cakes and pies.

The first thing to consider is that peanut butter and chocolate are pretty rich flavours. This means they create a satisfying and indulgent dessert when paired together. Peanut butter and chocolate also have different textures. The smoothness of the chocolate contrasts nicely with the creamy texture of the peanut butter.

Peanut butter and chocolate have complementary nutritional profiles. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, and chocolate is a good source of antioxidants. When these two ingredients are combined, you end up with a dessert that has a good balance of nutrients.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe- perfectly chocolatey

Before bringing out your bowls and getting ready to bake this awesome cookie surprise – You want to remember to pull out the cookies a tad bit early. The cookies will rise in the oven and flatten during cooling ( pulling them out of the oven), So you want the Chocolate peanut butter cookies slightly undercooked when you pull them out.

Let’s try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These cookies are perfectly chocolatey and the peanut butter chips make it like a cookie version of a peanut butter cup. The recipe is adapted from a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, so they have that familiar texture and chewiness.

  • Author: Theresa
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert


• 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
• 2 cups of sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 Tsp vanilla
• 2 cups of flour
• ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 tsp baking soda
• ½ tsp salt
• 1 1/4 cups  peanut butter baking chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well

4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt )until well combined.

5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
6. Add and Stir in the peanut butter chips.

7. Scoop the cookie dough into balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

8. Bake at 350F degrees for 8 minutes. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool slightly before serving.


The cookies need to be slightly underbaked when removed from the oven to ensure chewiness.

Keywords: peanut butter, chocolate cookies,

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

Check out some more recipes.