Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter cookies are so soft and delicious. Loaded with creamy peanut butter chips and the added crunch of chopped, salted peanuts they’re the perfect mouthful.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies on a decorative board

Now, as much as I love a cookie that has been given time to chill, to let those delicious flavours develop slowly in the fridge, sometimes we just don’t have the time. Sometimes, we need a warm cookie in our mouth as soon as possible. Well, these bonkers delicious chocolate peanut butter cookies can go from a pile of ingredients to satisfying your cookie craving in less than 30 minutes! Oh yes!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies piled up

Can you believe there are people out there who don’t like peanut butter, they walk among us! I’m not talking about you poor lot allergic to nuts, you obviously get a pass, it’s those who just snub it. They don’t give this glorious spread the respect it deserves, I just don’t understand it. Peanut butter is life, it makes everything better. In cookies, in brownies, in cakes and even stews I am here for the peanut butter revolution. Viva la peanut butter! Next time you encounter one of those PB haters, give them one of these chocolate peanut butter cookies and watch them swiftly change their minds. They’re that good!

cross section of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I mean, if you’re really set on that no peanut butter thing you can swap out the peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts for an equal weight in chocolate chips. Just don’t tell me, K? K! I’m sure they’ll be just as delicious.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with creamy peanut butter chips and the extra added crunch of chopped, salted peanuts.



150g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g light brown sugar 2 large, free range eggs 1tsp vanilla extract 275g plain flour 100g cocoa powder 1tsp baking powder 200g peanut butter chips 150g salted peanuts, chopped


Heat the oven to 175C and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder together in a large mixing bow, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter and both sugars and mix together using the paddle attachment or use a hand whisk, until light and creamy. Add the eggs one and a time, mixing between each addition, followed by the vanilla extract. Pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and slowly mix until just combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir the peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts through the dough until evenly distributed. Roll tablespoon sized lumps of dough into a ball and pop them onto the prepared baking trays, squishing each one slightly. Leave 1-2″ space between each cookie to allow for spreading. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until slightly crispy around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before moving them over to a wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat with any remaining dough.  


These cookies can be frozen perfectly, simply roll into balls and place onto the prepared baking tray (no need to leave a big gap). Pop the tray into the freezer and freeze until solid. You can then transfer your cookies to a zip lock bag for up to a month. To bake from frozen simply add 2-3 minutes to your baking time.



  1. August 31, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    My kiddos and I would love these! I love anything with peanut butter and these look too good to pass up! Yum!

  2. August 31, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Ooh these look so delicious! Definitely one to put on my baking list

  3. Lesli Schwartz
    August 31, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    OMG! These cookies look amazing! I just love the flavors here!

  4. Rhian westbury
    August 31, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    Chocolate peanut butter is one of my favourite combinations so these sound amazing. And the good thing is I’d get them all to myself as my boyfriend doesn’t like peanut butter x

  5. Erika
    August 31, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    Goodness, these look amazing. Two of my favorite flavors together. It would be hard to eat only one!

  6. August 31, 2019 / 6:41 pm

    Those chocolate peanut butter cookies look heavenly! Gorgeous photos. I usually make peanut butter cookies without chocolate, but next time I’ll have to try this – yum!

  7. August 31, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    These wouldn’t last even five minutes in my house, my kids are peanut butter (and cookie!) mad! Will have to give these a try.

  8. August 31, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    I had no idea I liked peanut butter until I was an adult and now I can’t get enough of it, these look fabulous. Mich x

  9. Leanne
    August 31, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    There is no better combo than peanut butter and chocolate! I’d like nothing better than to have a stack of these cookies and a cold glass of almond milk in front of me right now!

  10. Jere Cassidy
    September 1, 2019 / 3:20 am

    You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I like this combo of the chocolate cookie with the peanut butter chips.

  11. September 1, 2019 / 4:19 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combos around. I will definitely be craving these cookies this long weekend!

  12. September 1, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    The very worst thing about delicious cookies is that they are gone so fast! I do want to make these chocolate peanut butter cookies as Christmas presents this year! WIsh me luck!

  13. Mirlene
    September 1, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    I love how cute these cookies look. Inviting, too. I think I already have a glass of milk in one of my hands while I am typing LOL

  14. September 1, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    These look absolutely delicious, I truly want to make these myself soon.

  15. September 1, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Ooh these look delicious! I am always looking for new recipes, especially cookies as I’m not the best at them! Will definitely try this!

  16. September 2, 2019 / 1:06 am

    These are perfect for lunches (for big and little kids!) and we are big peanut butter fans too, so they are perfect! Love how chocolatey they look!

  17. September 2, 2019 / 3:09 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my husbands favorite combination so he will be excited for me to make these for him.

  18. September 2, 2019 / 7:44 am

    I love a cookie that’s ready to go quickly! A warm cookie is my number 1 craving and this combo is speaking to me! Chocolate, peanut butter, what else does a girl need? Gorgeous cookies! Thanks for sharing.

  19. September 2, 2019 / 9:13 am

    What a tasty combination that I know my boys would go crazy for! Will have to bookmark for back to school packed lunch box inspiration!

  20. September 2, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Chocoalte & Cookies are my weakness and your pics are just making me drool. Wish I could just grab some of them. My son would definetly love this too.

  21. September 2, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    These sound utterly delicious, however, how did I not know that you could buy peanut butter chips? this could be life-changing!

  22. September 2, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    Oh yes, bring these on! My daughter was talking about making some chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness so this will be on the make today. Perfect for their after school snacking 😉

  23. September 2, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    I love chocolate and peanut butter together so these are already a winner in my books. Adding some additional chopped nuts to these cookies is brilliant for texture. Can’t wait to gobble up the whole batch!

  24. September 3, 2019 / 4:56 am

    It doesn’t get better than chocolate and peanut butter! These cookies sound like the perfect combo. Thanks for sharing!

  25. September 7, 2019 / 8:26 am

    These look so tasty, I love peanut butter

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