Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

By Shiran

Super fudgy and thick chocolate cookies with a shiny crackly shell, filled with peanut butter chips. Irresistible cookies for chocolate lovers!

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

If you think that there’s no one in this world that loves chocolate more than you do, then you probably haven’t met me yet. And by chocolate I mean fudgy, moist and super-insanely-chocolaty. These fudgy chocolate peanut butter cookies are exactly that! The peanut butter chips are just a bonus. 😉

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This is certainly not the first time I’ve made these cookies. I posted them once on the blog, and have made them 150 times so far. Ok, not really, but I’ve made them A LOT. This is the first time that I’ve added peanut butter chips to them though. As we all know, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is heavenly, and so are these cookies, trust me.  They are thick and the center is fudgy and chewy like brownies. They are even fudgier than my classic double chocolate cookies! 🙂

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

To make the cookies, start by melting chocolate and butter in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. Be careful with overheating because it can burn the chocolate. Set it aside. In a mixer bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. On low speed, beat in the chocolate mixture (make sure it’s not very hot). Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in peanut butter chips.

The secret to baking these cookies with the best texture possible is to slightly underbake them. Overbaking will make them dry and tasteless. My cookies were 1.5 tablespoons in size (I used this ice cream scoop) and took about 9 minutes to bake. The cookies should be shiny and crackly, but still soft in the center. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before you move them to a wire rack to cool completely, so they won’t break.

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are exactly what you need after a bad day. And a good day 😉

 

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Yields: 16-18 cookies
 

Super fudgy and thick chocolate cookies with a shiny crackly shell, filled with peanut butter chips. Irresistible cookies for chocolate lovers!
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces or 225 grams semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick or 57 grams) unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup (90 grams or 3.2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (150 grams or 5.3 ounces) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 – 1¼ cups peanut butter chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C degrees. Put butter and chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until melted. Do not overheat.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. On a low speed, beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture just until combined. Don’t overbeat. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 9 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  6. Cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw them on the counter, still covered, or overnight in the fridge.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

12 Comments on Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Annie @Maebells
    May 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm (3 years ago)

    These look soooo good! I am such a sucker for a good chewy, fudgy cookie! And what better flavor combo than peanut butter and chocolate!!

    Reply
    • Shiran
      May 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s the best combination! Thanks Annie 🙂

      Reply
  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    May 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Perfect sweetness happening here, can’t wait to take a bite! And then a few more! 😉

    Reply
    • Shiran
      May 15, 2014 at 7:28 am (3 years ago)

      I know… you can’t just stop at one bite 😉

      Reply
  3. dina
    May 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm (3 years ago)

    these are yummy!

    Reply
    • Shiran
      May 15, 2014 at 7:25 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Dina 🙂

      Reply
  4. Anne
    May 17, 2014 at 12:56 am (3 years ago)

    Those look sooooo GOOD!!! My mouth is watering all over my homework… Thanks a lot!

    Reply
    • Shiran
      May 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re welcome Anne 😉 And thanks!

      Reply
  5. Winnie
    May 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm (3 years ago)

    מאדדדדדדדדדדדדד אוהבת עוגיות כאלה, במיוחד שהן עם חמאת בוטנים.
    תתפלאי אבל אני לא אוהבת שוקולד, כלומר לא אוהבת לאכול שוקולד כמו שהוא, ממש לא. אבל בעוגות ועוגיות – מאד!!

    Reply
    • Shiran
      May 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm (3 years ago)

      It does surprise me! But I forgive you as long as you like it in baked goods 😉

      Reply
  6. Tami
    May 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Delicious I used mini peanut butter cups from King Arthur instead of chips one of my new favorite cookies they came together quickly and taste delicious

    Reply
    • Shiran
      June 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Mini peanut butter cups sound perfect! I’m so glad you like it 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

      Reply

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