Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
I was moving along yesterday morning, having a perfectly ho-hum kind of Tuesday when my fellow Pittsburgh bud (and Pens fan) Allison sent me a link to these cookies saying she had a sneaky suspicion they would be right up my alley. We Pittsburghers sure do know each other well. These cookies were DEFINITELY up my alley. I bookmarked the link and then went about my work. And then I opened up the link again. Stared at it. Thought about it. Then I did a quick scan of the ingredients. A fervent mental check of my baking inventory confirmed that I had everything I needed to make these. Look out. Lunchtime came, and these babies were whipped up and in and out of the oven like nobody’s business. My obsession with chocolate and peanut butter continues with these gems.
These cookies help to satisfy a couple of cravings. First of all, the all-important chocolate and peanut butter. It’s pretty much the epitome of dessert combinations for me. And then we have the sweet and salty combo with the peanuts and salt sprinkled on top. It all comes together into one awesome cookie. The peanut butter in the cookie isn’t overwhelming, but it pairs nicely with the chocolate and creates a great backdrop for the peanuts. These cookies are thick and chewy, which I always adore. I made them much larger than the original recipe states, but when it comes to cookies, it’s go big or go home for me. I don’t do dainty cookies!
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Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1¼ cups (156.25 g) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (43 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) baking soda
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
- ½ cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, (4 ounces )
- ¾ cup (193.5 g) creamy peanut butter
- ⅔ cup (146.67 g) light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup (66.67 g) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup (180 g) semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup (73 g) peanuts
- Coarse salt for sprinkling
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- 2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- 3. Beat together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
- 4. Drop by two heaping tablespoonfuls of dough, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle a small pinch of coarse salt on top of each cookie. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the outside of the cookies are set but the middles are still a little soft. Cool cookies on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container.
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These turned out DELICIOUS!!!!! Thank you for sharing this one.
HELP! I just tried these cookies. Doubled the recipe and was careful to check my measurements twice. But the batter came out with a slightly peculiar taste and not sweet enough (although I usually have to reduce sugar). The batter was also quite oily (normally cookie batter is sticky…). The cookies came out cakey rather than chewy, and still with a peculiar taste.
Two questions: is it possible to make a peanut butter cookie that’s really chewy? And could the vanilla cause the strange taste? Maybe it doesn’t marry with peanut butter? (Real vanilla extract, and the peanut butter wasn’t low fat or artificially sweetened.) A pity, because I’ve used several recipes from your blog and they all worked very well.
Made these exactly as written (except I had no peanuts so did half smooth and half chunky peanut butter) and they were AMAZING! So easy to make and insanely delicious. Will 100% make these again (although they are dangerous – you can’t have just one!)
Made these last night…added the insides of mini pb cups instead of peanuts…can’t stop
Eating them today. So Yummy!!
These are sooo good. The only thing I changed was that I used 3/4 cups walnuts instead of the peanuts because that’s what I had in the house.Great salty/sweet combo! Thank you for this recipe, I’ll definitely be making this again :)
In the recipe it says to use 1/2 cup butter, but 4 oz follows. Which one is it please? I am going to assume it’s 1/2 cup and hope for the best, because I must make these cookies now!
Hi Adrienne, A ½ cup of butter is 4 ounces.
Thank you! I was getting Tablespoons and ounces mixed up! I made them yesterday and my daughter tried one. With her mouth full of cookie she declared that “These are best cookies EVER!” Thanks for the recipe.
Just made these cookies – they really rock! Thank you for the recipe. hugs from Germany!
Anything with nuts and chocolate is a winner in my home. These cookes freeze well so that when you in the mood you can defrost and still have a moist cookie to enjoy.
Made these for my boyfriend 2 months ago and I am now gonna try to change it up a bit by using carmel bits in then instead of peanuts super excited about them. :)
I just wanted to pop in and say “thanks” for this recipe. I’ve been making it for the past two years and it is definitely one of my favorite cookies!
I just made these and they are delicious! I didn’t have smooth creamy peanut butter or peanuts, but I did have chunky peanut butter. It worked wonderfully, thanks for the great recipe!
Thank you for the recipe. I made these cookies last night and they turned out chewy and delicious! I would like to try a mixture of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips next go around. Great cookies!!
Do it! I have made these cookies at least a dozen times and always use pb chips instead of peanuts. To die for!!!
Okay everyone, I run a bakery out of my home, and a bunch of stuff always soooomehow end up in my husbands mouth. ALL of these cookies, (and I made them balled and ‘criss-crossed” with a fork so they were much smaller, the way I like them to be, ended up with about 45) were sold in less than two hours. My husband has been making googly eyes at me ever since!
HUGELY RECOMMENDED, make, bake, and enjoy!!
Thank you so much for this recipe. I re-created this recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. My husband also said these are the best cookies I’ve ever made for him :) Thanks again so much :)
Oh, man, I forgot to even salt these things, and they were still supremely delicious. I used some almond butter I made last week and substituted cashews because I already had them on hand… Sooooooo yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Did you use salted or unsalted peanuts?
Hi Carolyn, I used salted peanuts.
This is not a recipe I should have looked at after finishing a morning workout. Trying to decide if I should put the child proof lock on my pantry door to keep me out or cave in and make these today!
Dutched or natural?
Natural. If Dutch is ever necessary for a recipe, I make sure to specify it in the ingredient list.
I have made this recipe quite a few times now and I love it!!!!! I substitute the peanuts for toffee though (sometimes peanut butter chips). The cookie is perfect, It is thick and chewy. My fiance doesn’t like chocolate cookies, so I also want to give it a whirl without the cocoa powder and see how those turn out. I love it. Thanks!!!!! :-)
Just made these about 1/2 hour ago. They are ridiculously delicious.
I didn’t change anything about the recipe but, next time, I might chop the peanuts into smaller pieces.
My only question is why didn’t I think of this?? I had a hard time not eating all the batter. :o I used crunchy peanut butter instead of peanuts and it came out great. Thanks for this recipe and for this site. Every recipe is golden!
This recipe is literally perfect! I didn’t change or omit one thing and I got a perfectly delicious cookie!! I’ve forwarded this recipe to a lot of people! Perfection! Thank you for such a fantastic recipe! :D ♥
Recently newly wed and a complete beginner to the baking game I really wanted to impress my husband with some wicked cookies. Everyone says they have the best recipe. They haven’t tried this one. It is amazing! Perfectly chewy and soft. I’m not a hugh sweet fan so the salty kick was a perfect balance. These cookies are not allowed in my house while I am pms-ing or they get brought into bed with me ;) They are going in my “forever” recipe file
Wonderful sinful looking cookies! Love anything salted :)
Wow, these look awesome!
I love salty sweet treats… Chocolate, and peanut butter? Yes, please!
I made these this weekend. =] My family doesn’t like nuts so I used peanut butter chips and they were still really good. =] Thanks so much!!
I think peanut butter chips would be just as good, if not better, than the peanuts! Glad your clan loved them!
Thanks for the suggestion! I am looking for a chocolate-peanut butter cookie to make this weekend, but am totally out of peanuts. I wouldn’t have thought of this, but I DO have peanut butter chips. Recipe printed, and on my “TO DO” list for Saturday morning!
Oh my goodness…amazing! I”ll have to bake these for my husband. He would love them!
Wow! You can tell how soft and chewy these cookies are by looking at your photos. Plus, the chocolate/pb combination is always a winner in my book.
yummy! hopefully i can find an hour this week to whip these up!
Gorgeous cookies – I love the salt in there!
Don’t hate me, but I hate peanuts! I live in Georgia so hating peanuts is almost considered a sin in this state. I made the cookies but used more butter rather than p/b and substituted pecans. The cookies turned out marvelous w/o peanuts and they were more crunchy because of the extra butta.
Thanks for sharing your adaptations Vicki! I love pecans :)
I love everything about these cookies- YUM!
This the perfect cookie for a chocolate peanut butter junkie like my son. I’ll be making these soon.
Talk about cravings..I am honestly sure this would for sure quench my craving…
Mmmm salted chocolate cookies….boy that sounds good and they look delicious. Yum!
Hi, I like to read comments on recipes. Why do the people that email you talk about how good it sounds or how
good it looks and can’t wait to make them. What I would like to hear is that they made them and comment how
good or not so good the recipe was. When I read comments on All Recipes, every comment is how good or bad or
how they tweaked the recipe to be better. Thank you, gloria
I made them but did tweek the recipe because I hate peanuts – love the idea and chocolate cookie recipe.
Gloria, Readers are free to comment about whatever they’d like here, but you will find that once a recipe has been up for a week or so and readers have had a chance to try it those types of review do come in.
A food BLOG is different than a food REVIEW website like all-recipes. I agree that the comments on blogs are not as helpful in helping you bake your own as a rating review. I did make these and they were close to perfection. The only change I will make next time is too add 1-2 tbsp more sugar. Typically I feel most cookies are too sweet, but these I actually felt these could be a bit more sweet. I also used 3/4 tsp salt in the dough and it seemed perfect.
I’m loving the chocolate/salt craze! Add in peanut butter and you have an ideal cookie! Love it!
These are next on my list to make! They have enough peanut butter in them to make a serious statement! And shockingly I have the ingredients already in the house:)
I want to eat these now!
My husband would FLIP over these. I have to make them immediately. Good thing I have the day off tomorrow! :) Thank you for sharing. They sound so good!
Yum! I love chocolate and peanut butter and that salty/sweet mix is always good. I can’t wait to try these!
I think the key word here is “salted”. Yum. I’m going to try making these with my good cocoa.
I just LOVE the sweet and salty combination in these. I could really go for one right now!
These are right up my alley too! Love them!
great recipe and you are right about liking them, everyone else will too…. great photos too
Perfect. I love putting salt on my chocolate cookies!
Whoa – these look like they don’t skimp of flavor and deliciousness. Gorgeous.
These look amazing. Peanut butter and chocolate is a combination that will never go out of style, and I love the thought of the nice peanut crunch!
Ohhh, it is raining and cold here in Rhody and this recipe greeted me when I got home from school, I am so making these tonight! I read the comments from the original posting and there was a criticism about the number of nuts and chocolate chips (too many), you have same amounts and I take it had no problem with their numbers??? I hate when all the chips won’t get incorporated into the dough! Thanks for the recipe can’t wait to bake them…
Hi Paula, no problems whatsoever with the chips and nuts incorporating. I thought there was a perfect amount of each! Let me know how you liked them!
These are doubled on the peanut and on the chocolate both. Does that make them quad?!
I’m not crazy about a double chocolate cookie, but then I see the peanut butter and salt and I think I could totally go with one!! These look really great!!
Some cookies just have to be big – like these ones. I think these would more than satisfy my craving for the Reeses reanut butter cups I didn’t get on Halloween!
Oh my goodness do those look amazing!
You’re right, these sound delicious! I think chocolate, peanut butter, and salt is my perfect trifecta.
Those look even more amazing than they sound if that is possible! I am definitely on a PB chocolate kick lately – a classic.
Ouch, I shouldn’t have seen these…too tempting.
OMG – these cookies look sinfully satisfying. PB & chocolate is always a match made in heaven – add sea salt to it, and WOW!! Perfection indeed :)
Wow, these look amazing. I have love sprinkling salt on the tops of peanutbutter cookies, this cookie tops that by adding chocolate!
YAY! I’m so happy they turned out so deliciously! I can’t wait to try them myself. :)
Oh my lord, this sounds and looks divine. I have to try this soon! Thank you for sharing!!
Can I come over for cookies and milk? I have to make these ,I like the peanuts in there, I’m a big peanut fan but,not so much a peanut butter chip fan. I will make these real soon!
Of course, come on over!
Love that there are peanuts in these cookies.
I like your philosophy on “go big or go home” on cookies! these look delish!
I had just placed my online grocery order, then I saw this – YUM. I had to go back and reorder ingredients so I can bake these this afternoon!
How did you like them?
These look amazing. My go-to chocolate cookie is called a Mankiller. A similar chocolate batter with chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups mixed in. I’m going to have to give these a try though!
Ha! Love the name! Mmm anything with Reese’s pb cups is money!
A classic combination. Sounds yummy. Those cookies look amazing. I wonder how they would be with almond butter. We have a super large jar of it.
I bet they would be great! If you try it, definitely let us know!
These look perfect! I’m in love.
You had me at salted!!!!! These looks delicious :)
oh yes, saving this recipe!
these sound amazing!!!!!! You can bet I will be trying these real soon!!!!! Mixing chocolate & peanut butter…need I say more?!?!?!?
oh my goodness, these are some of the most sinfully delicious cookies that i’ve ever seen! yum!