Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you know that there are places in the world that just don’t do chocolate and peanut butter together?

I know. It’s so sad.

(On this side of the world, my father-in-law also believes the two ne’er shall meet. I just don’t get it, dude.)

I am glad most people around these parts appreciate the magical duo. (These Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting got SCARFED down by the dorm boys, y’all. Have I mentioned that they were incredibly good?)

Sorry, I got sidetracked thinking about that yummyness. This month I came really close to backing out of my Secret Recipe Club reveal. I left it until kind of late, and then I came down with strep throat. And I was a feverish, icky mess!

But then I went back and looked and saw my assigned blog was Sweet as Sugar Cookies. Like me, Lisa’s been in the Club since its inception. I couldn’t NOT make something from her blog! Also like me, Lisa is mostly a baker. Her blog is full of delicious muffins, pastries, cakes, bars, cookies, and any other kind of sweet you can think of.

I actually made Lisa’s Strawberry Lemonade muffins first. They were incredibly delicious, but I didn’t feel like mine turned out very picturesque. So I had to make these cookies instead. It’s a tough life.


These brownie-like cookies have chocolate and peanut butter, and then some more chocolate and peanut butter thrown in with the Reese’s pieces. I had those on hand, but using peanut butter M&Ms like Lisa did sounds divine as well.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Slightly adapted from Sweet as Sugar Cookies, these cookies are rich as brownies and enhanced by peanut butter in the batter as well as the candies.


  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. mini or regular Reese's pieces, or peanut butter M&Ms


Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.

Using a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. On low speed, add peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix until uniform, scraping the sides of the bowl.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and stir or mix on low until incorporated. Batter will be thick.

Fold in candies.

Scoop by rounded spoonfuls (or use a small cookie scoop) onto lined baking sheets. Bake cookies 9-11 minutes. They will still be soft in the middle but crisper on the edges. Let cool on sheets for a few minutes before moving to cooling racks.

Do you like chocolate and peanut butter together?

8 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

  1. OMG, get better soon! I can’t believe you pushed through with a strep throat. But, I am so glad you tried these cookies and the muffins and loved both of them as much as I did. They’re two of my go-to recipes. And if I had had some Reeses pieces when I made them, you can bet I would have put them in too.

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