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Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

There is nothing in the name of this cookie that i didn’t like. Let’s analyse it from the back.

“Peanut Butter” – Yum,

“Double Chocolate” – Double Yum,

“Salted” – Triple Yums!!

I think my love for  salt in my bakings have been conveyed adequately in this blog. A healthy sprinkle of big, fat, granular sea salt  always brings such an added dimension to whatever sweet treats and confections concocted in my kitchen.

Of course, i guess there is no need for me to convince you on the magical peanut butter and chocolate combination. The harmony between the two elements has been tried, tested, proven and given stamps of approvals a gazillion million times over all over the world. There is no exception with these cookies of course, dark fudgy chocolate cookies with a hint of peanut butter. Yeah baby!

The only thing i am not too crazy about these cookies are the peanuts folded into the cookie dough. Don’t get me wrong, i love nuts, and my fingers subconsciously reach for that bowl of salted nuts in front of the TV, but somehow, they feel wrong in these cookies. The nuts don’t taste awful, but they just felt rather odd. But then again, maybe its just me! LOL

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe taken from Brown Eyed Baker

Yield: 16 to 18 large cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 12 minutes

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup 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.

  1. January 17, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I love the idea of a salted chocolate cookie, especially when there’s peanut butter involved too. They certainly look delicious. Maybe instead of peanuts what you’d really enjoy is chopped up Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

  2. January 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I love these cookies *^_^*

  3. roundpegsquarehole
    January 17, 2011 at 8:22 am


    I love chocolate, peanut butter (chunky) and peanuts too! Are the cookies more fudgy than chewy or crispy?

  4. January 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Peanut butter, yum x3… Love peanut butter bakes.

  5. January 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    ok, peanut butter chocolate cookies..wow…my absolute favorite! I have never tried adding sea salt on top. I think I will definitely try it 🙂

  6. January 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I love everything about these cookies! Paired with a glass of milk I can’t think of a more delicious snack!

  7. January 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Yum! I can never get sick of the amazing taste of chocolate + peanut butter. Those cookies look amazing!

  8. January 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Oh I wish I had one of those cookies in my hand right now!
    Thanks for the recipe – I’m off to the store to get supplies.
    ~ abbie ~

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