Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

 

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies on a white plate next to milk

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick and chewy full of gooey peanut butter chips in every bite. This is the ultimate cookie for the chocolate and peanut butter lovers in your life.  Bakery style cookies are all of the rage right now with cookie bakery shops popping up everywhere . Those giant cookies they serve can be a bit pricey ranging from $3-$6 each . Cookies are basically butter and sugar right ? How hard can this be? I have experimented in the kitchen and came up with a few tips and tricks so you can make bakery style cookies at home for a fraction of the cost.  If you like a basic Chocolate Chip cookies click HERE for my Bakery style Chocolate Chip Cookie.

I have spent hours in the kitchen testing cookie recipes and these cookies can be easily duplicated at home . I am going to share with you not only the ingredients I used , the way I used them and the equipment I used. You really don’t need any fancy equipment except an electric mixer. If you don’t have a stand up mixer a hand held mixer will work.

What you will need to make Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip

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Commonly Asked Questions :

Do I have to use dark cocoa powder?     You don’t have to but they won’t have that richness dark cocoa offers.

Do I have to sift the dry ingredients ?  Yes , when you sift the ingredients it not any mixes all of the dry ingredients it puts air into the ingredients creating a fluffier cookie

What does the corn starch do for cookies ? The corn starch combines with the liquids and helps the cookie spread less giving a lighter and fluffier cookie

Do I really have to chill the dough before baking ? Yes this is an important step , if you don’t chill the dough the cookie will spread too much and be flat

What happens if I over mix the dough? If you over mix the dough it will make a tough and gummy cookie with a strange texture

Do I have to use Parchment paper ? Yes you really need to use parchment paper, everything bakes better on parchment paper. I don’t use silicone baking mats but this is another option

Can these cookies be made smaller ? Yes by using a regular cookie scoop and adjusting the cookie time to 10-12 minutes

Let’s make Cookies Y’all!

As you can see these cookies have very simple ingredients .

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Beat with a mixer the room temperature butter and both sugars until it is nice and fluffy . Remember to stop and scrape down the sides and bottom . Beat in both eggs and vanilla extracts and continue beating until nice and fluffy .

Creamed butter and sugar with eggs and vanilla added

Sift together all of the dry ingredients . DO NOT skip this step , it not only mixes all of the ingredients but it puts air into the mixture to give you a nice and fluffy cookie.

Sifting the dry ingredients for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until it is combined. Before to not over mix the dough.

Adding the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture

Mix the peanut butter chips into the dough until combined.

Adding peanut butter chips to dough

Divide the dough into 7 equal portions . These portions weigh about 7 oz each .

Measuring the cookie dough for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Slightly flatten the dough balls  and top with extra peanut butter chips if desired. Now chill for at least 6-8 hours , DO NOT skip this step if you want nice and thick cookies.

Placing the option peanut butter chips on top of the dough balls

Place 3-5 dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Placing the chilled Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies dough balls on a baking sheet

Let the cookies rest on the hot cookie sheet for 15 minutes before removing them .

Letting Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies cool on the cookie sheet

Cookies are best served warm and can be heated in 15 second intervals.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies on a white plate broken in half

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are thick and chewy full of gooey peanut butter chips in every bite
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter Room temp
  • 2 large eggs Room Temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla extracts
  • 2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup Dark cocoa powder See Notes
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Reese's Peanut Butter chips 10 oz bag is about 2 cups

Topping

  • 1/2 cup Reese's Peanut Butter chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Beat with a mixer the room temperature butter and both sugars until it is nice and fluffy . Remember to stop and scrape down the sides and bottom .
  • Beat in both eggs and vanilla extracts
  • Beat for about 3-4 minutes occasionally stopping to scrape down the sides and bottom. This mixture should be light and fluffy.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients . Do not skip this step
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Do not over mix.
  • Add in the peanut butter chips until evenly distributed.
  • Divide the dough into 7 equal portions and form a balls . My balls were about 6 ounces each.
  • Slightly flatten the dough balls and top with with extra peanut butter chips if desired.
  • Place the coated cookie dough balls on a tray and chill for 6-8 hours . DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP or your cookies will spread too much ** See Notes
  • Place 3-4 cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 Minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Mine were good at 25 minutes but all ovens are different .
  • Let the cookies rest for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet , With a large spatula move them to a cooling rack to continue cooling .
  • These are best slightly warm . Store in an air tight container and microwave in 15 second intervals until it is warm enough.

Notes

One bag of Reese's Peanut butter chips are about 2 cups . If you want to top your cookies with extra chips you will need a second bag. 
It is very important to chill the dough or they will spread. You can not be in a hurry . When I tested this recipe I placed the balls in the freezer for 30 minutes and then the fridge for 4 hours but do not freeze the dough completely . This speeds the process up a little .
These cookies are best served warm and a little gooey on the inside. 
These cookies can be made smaller by using a regular size cookie scoop (About 1 tablespoon) and adjusting the cooking time to 10-12 minutes. 
I use Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa , I highly recommend this cocoa for these cookies . Dark chocolate cocoa gives these cookies a richness that regular cocoa won't. 
Keyword Bakery style cookies, copy cat bakery cookie, Dark Chocolate Peanut butter chip cookie
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Amanda Dixon
Amanda Dixon
2 years ago

5 stars
These cookies are the best! Chocolate and peanut butter make my favorite dessert flavor combo, and these cookies perfectly showcased both flavors. So good!

Megan
2 years ago

5 stars
Jeez these look insane! I have bookmarked to make it this weekend I cannot wait! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

Colleen
2 years ago

5 stars
These cookies turned out great and they disappeared fast! I will make them again for sure!

Sharon
2 years ago

5 stars
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic match, but dark chocolate and peanut butter in a warm cookie is even better!

HEATHER
2 years ago

5 stars
Combined my two favorite things in a cookie! So rich and fudgy! Ate two as soon as they came out of the oven.

Michele
Michele
2 years ago

5 stars
I love these cookies. They contain my very favorite flavors in the whole world, chocolate and peanut butter. These cookies don’t last long in our house. Thank you for the recipe.

Leslie
2 years ago

5 stars
I’ve been in search for the perfect dark chocolate cookie recipe and I think I just hit the jackpot!

Uma Raghupathi
Uma Raghupathi
2 years ago

5 stars
I love these cookies, they are thick and chewy full of gooey peanut butter chips in every bite

Amy Liu Dong
2 years ago

5 stars
These cookies looks so delicious and looks so easy. I would love to make this for my kids!

Ksenia
Ksenia
2 years ago

5 stars
This. A cookie that tastes like the very best Reese’s peanut butter cup, but in the form of, well, a chewy cookie. This is what dreams are made of!!!!

doris
doris
1 year ago

can you put the dough in the refrige for 2 hours or more