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IN LOVE with these Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings 24

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed `
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough: Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add in peanut butter and beat again.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add egg and vanilla, mix.  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined.  Dump out into a separate bowl.  No need to wash the mixing bowl! Just start making your chocolate dough! 

  2. Chocolate Cookie Dough: Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and add egg and vanilla extract, mix again. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined.  

  3. Make tablespoon sized dough balls of each dough and let chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  After they have chilled press a peanut butter dough ball together with a chocolate dough ball and roll in hands until it's one happy chocolate pb dough ball! Place on cookie sheets sprinkle with coarse salt for added flavor and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

  4. Let cookies cool for 2-3 minutes and then press in a few mini peanut butter cups to the cookies!  Enjoy!