Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

By on March 16th, 2016

This recipe is new spin on an old favorite. Many people enjoy warm peanut butter cookies and this recipe takes it one step further by adding chocolate. Peanut butter and chocolate just seem to go together so wonderfully that it only made sense. There are several new peanut butter products on the market today that make this recipe even easier with which to have fun.

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup Peanut butter with dark chocolate (any brand you like, such as Skippy)

1/4 cup light vegetable oil

1/4 cup margarine

1 egg

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Directions

Mix sugars, peanut butter with dark chocolate, oil and egg in a large bowl. 

Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. This makes the dough much easier to work with and it helps to keep dough refrigerated in between baking batches.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar, making a criss-cross pattern on each cookie.

Bake 9-11 minutes or until light brown. Let cookies rest on cookie sheet for 3 minutes and then move to wire racks or wax paper to finish cooling. 

Yields about 2 1/2 dozen cookies (30)

These cookies make great snacks in lunches and a nice treat after school. Of course, these cookies are not just for the kids; adults can also indulge in the yummy goodness. Chocolate peanut butter cookies are great with milk and even coffee. This recipe is fun to include in cookie swaps and homemade food gift baskets.

A fair warning must be issued: you may end have to put chocolate peanut butter on your grocery list more often after making these soft cookies for your family!

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