chocolate peanut butter cookies

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the only thing better than my grandma’s peanut butter cookies, these chocolate peanut butter cookies 

chocolate peanut butter cookies

I don’t want to jinx things, but I think our weather has finally decided to become fall-like. Not 100%; we’re still warmish, but it isn’t hot like it has been. And I’ll take it.

This fall-like weather makes me want to bake (as long as I don’t have to be the one cleaning up after all the baking that is)  Yesterday I made muffins for the weekend, cinnamon bread, and these chocolate peanut butter cookies.

chocolate peanut butter cookies

I used my grandma’s peanut butter cookie recipe which my kids are in LOVE with. So much so that they prefer them to chocolate chip cookies now. I replaced some of the flour with cocoa powder and voila…best cookies ever.

I mean really has there ever been a more perfect combination than chocolate and peanut butter? Caramel and apples may be a close second, but even for this non-chocolate lover, there is just something magical that happens when you pair chocolate and peanut butter.

I didn’t think my grandma’s cookies could get any better, but the addition of chocolate really does make them addictingly (if that is actually a word) delicious. I couldn’t stop myself from snacking on them, and I usually prefer salty to sweet when it comes to snacks. Luckily the kids feel the same way, so they have taken care of my lack of willpower for me.

If you’re enjoying cooler fall weather like we are and  in need of something to bake this weekend, may I suggest these chocolate peanut butter cookies.

chocolate peanut butter co

 

chocolate peanut butter cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats
  • cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars
  • add eggs one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition
  • stir in vanilla
  • mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt
  • place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets, and press each with a fork
  • bake 12 minutes
  • cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes, and then carefully move to a cooling rack

And if you don’t have kids at home to help with your willpower, at least we can look forward to sweater and legging weather soon.

enjoy!

chocolate peanut butter cookies