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Yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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"These have a nice chocolate and peanut butter taste but are not too sweet. Easy to prepare. Very Good."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter. Beat in the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir together the cocoa powder and hot water until cocoa is dissolved; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2004

Wonderful cookies! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2010

I tried these to get kids to eat peanutbutter cookies -- I thought they'd be more interested if they at least looked like chocolate cookies. I won't make them again -- you just can't get enough chocolate flavor into them. Just make regular peanutbutter cookies, or add choc chips if you really want the chocolate flavor. This recipe doesn't work at all.


13 Ratings

Dec 01, 2005

I changed the recipe a little bit by using butter instead of shortening, and had great results. These cookies are delicious. They are a little messy though, what with all the peanut butter and chocolate, but definetly worth it.

Jul 08, 2008

I was very surprised by these cookies. Initially I was looking for a chocolate/peanut butter fix using a recipe that didn't call for white sugar. I came across this and I've been delighted. Now to be honest it's definitely not chocolatly enough, maybe some chocolate chips would make it awesome for all of you chocolate fans, but otherwise the cookies were delicious. The are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I put them in for the whole 10 minutes and they came out perfect. My husband loves them too!

Jan 23, 2004

I am not a fan of chocolate chips but my family is so I thought we could compromise by trying this recipe. Pretty good and the family seemed to like them. Nice blend of chocolate and PB and VERY EASY to make. Good alternative to the other chocolate-like cookies. Thanks Steve.

Aug 20, 2009

Very good. Could have used a bit more peanut butter and sugar for extra sweetness, but still just as yummy with a cold glass of milk.

Jul 16, 2008

While I did like this cookie, it wasn't quite what I had hoped it would have been. Wasn't peanut buttery enough (for me)and a little dry.

Nov 03, 2005

I liked the texture of the cookie. I am like some of the other though. Next time I would add some chocolate chips and nuts. I added some extra sugar and sprinkled some on top. They would probably be great with some nice hot chocolate.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 168 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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